tennisjoel (1245) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attractive enough pour, namely deep burgundy with a thin white head. Toasty and earthy hop aroma. Flavor is sweet closer to an english style barleywine, but the hops keep it from becoming cloying. Complex character. Buttery notes yet not diacetyl. I’ve had better in this category, but this is kind of unique and interesting which scores it some extra points with me.
teorn88 (4083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at mother Kelly’s London. It pours a clean copper color with medium off white head. Aroma is rich sweet with caramel and dark fruits. Taste is sweet and bold with light booze and light tangy red fruits and red wine. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, super tasty
Tognetta (443) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vermelho acobreado, espuma de baixa formação e persistência. Aroma com álcool bem presente, uva vermelha presente, bem maltada, açucarada. Paladar de dulçor e álcool intensos. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste característico de uvas, doce, duradouro.
weordie (419) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with little to no head. Aroma is nutty. Quite a nutty flavour too, some red fruits like plum and cherry with a malty finish. One of the better barleywines I’ve had
alliance100 (1043) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage - Draft at Hopcat GR - pours a hazy orange . Mild caramel aroma. Soft fruit notes and sweet caramel , very nice
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TorbenJensen (1334) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The foam is hardly found in this beer. The fragrance is sharp contrast, both fruit, malt and alcohol. A pronounced vinous aroma, which is on par with the best vintage wines I have tasted. And what a taste! It explodes in the mouth with an abundance of fruit (plum, orange, raisin and a lot more). Then enter the alcohol briefly on stage, leaving a good warm feeling before malt sweetness and hop bitterness are united in something I have never tasted better before.
SilverfoX (775) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a bottle from 2012, smells of cigars and old leather, malt and butterscotch, dark cloudy amber brown colour with some foamy off-white head. is sweet at first with whats left of the hops giving a little kick in the finish, flavours of vanilla, cherry and cigar smoke and maple smoked bacon? i cant quite pinpoint what it is! very nice and smooth
Shark_Pants (480) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red-amber with very small ivory head and low carbonation, as anticipated. Aromas of toffee, butterscotch, earthy hops, cognac. The taste has the expected toffee malt dominance, with grassy hop bitterness. Pretty good.
rejtable (1860) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1700! Pours clear brown with almost no head and just some spots of lacing. Nose is sweet and leather. Flavours of caramel, brown bread, leather, some ginger maybe. Taste medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, somewhat oily with medium carbonation and a long bitter finish.
RafeAU (490) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from plonk. 8 months past best before of November 2014. deep amber pour with almost no head. Rich alcohol and malt aroma, flavour similar. raisin, dried fruit. warming alcohol. great english barley wine, pleasant surprise from Brooklyn as I was expecting a hop bomb American style barley wine.
mauroruellas (549) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coloração vermelha acobreada,líquido levemente licoroso,espuma bege com baixa formação e manutenção;aroma com boa complexidade apresentando frutas vermelhas,malte tostado,caramelo,notas cítricas e defumadas,alem de um bom perfume herbáceo; sabor encorpado,com um dulçor inicial e um picante finalizando,o frutado e o defumado do aroma continuam,um amadeirado e o álcool(bem inserido) também aparecem,baixa carbonatação,final adocicado e alcoólico,porem com retrogosto com pequeno amargor. Ótima cerveja,para ser degustada com calma e lentamente.