reberiii (113) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red pour, cascades from 12oz bottle, medium head. Beautifully complex, full of malt and hop which lingers on the palate.
bobaidan (481) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is caramel, fig and alcohol. Thick and a bit sticky. Flavor is full and complex with fig, oak, and alcohol being dominant. Finish is sweet, but not cloying. Excellent.
cdeutz (7) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a nice fruity aroma... Fruity/citric initial taste with a wine style after taste. A good after dinner beer.
teddybeer (1533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery color with an off-white head with medium lasting. Aroma is strong malty, marzipan and candy sugar. Flavor is caramel malts, very sweet but no cloyed, plumbcake hints and marzipan. The final is sweet, creamy and dense on palate.
Ericular (257) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark red with tan head that fades pretty quick. Aroma is buttered toast, earthy, winey. Taste is really malty with a little red wine character, with a surprising amount of hops. Would be interesting to try a sample that was more than 6 months old.
Nisse666 (3218) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kihoskh cons 2013-06-06 Göteborg
AR: Champis, pruns, dadels, when poured sprity
AP: amber, wee thin creme beige head
F: dadels, pruns, vodka, soft carbonation, caramel cookies, peeled almonds, hey to much alcoholic - let it rest for years...
RespertFTW (151) - - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at crunchys. Dark gold. Didn’t knock my socks off by any means. But decent body and a short finish. Some toffee and Carmel.
radio_nowhere (440) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into goblet per bottle instructions. Hazy’ish orange-amber color with off-white head. Aroma of heavy malt sweetness, some fruit, toffee and alcohol. Taste adds notes of chocolate, light hops; with dark fruit and booziness kind of giving a wine quality at the end. Heavy body, average carbonation, complex, chewy, warming with a sticky sweet finish. Like others a little alcohol hot and missing some depth. Maybe some age will add to this, good thing I have more bottles.
vmilaxer29 (365) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber/orange color, aroma of caramel, grain, dark/tropical fruits, flavors of sweet caramel, grain, bread, dark fruits, and a slight tropical fruitiness, citrus hops, booze, med body, good brew
AZBennett (112) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler. Pours an orangish amber though more transparent than translucent as most other barleywines tend to be. Aroma is very limited with bitter hop notes coming through along with some barrel. Flavor is very hop forward with a deep line of bitterness, followed by some alcohol and finished off with some sweet caramel notes. The palate is where it should be for the style, slightly sticky and just heavy enough to be felt. Overall this is an American style Barleywine and it shows off it’s hops but lacks a lot of other defining factors; with some age this might develop some character. Too bad I don’t have another bottle to find out.
Benzai (4444) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought in Copenhagen drank at home, shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy red to dark amber color, small white to off - white head that diminishes pretty quickly. Smell malts, sweetness, leaves and some alcohol. Taste malts, some sweetness, lightly alcohol, some hops. Medium to full body, medium to full carbonation. Very nice beer!