Jajoro (11) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2003 2001 Vintage:This beer had a nice malty profile followed by a nice hop finish. I feel that it is a bit small for a barley wine style for my liking, but overall it was a good beer. I just re-rated this beer, because I just had my second bottle that has been aging for another year. The malt profile has held up really well. Sweet and fruity. The hops are hidden well in the backround, but for an English style Barleywine, this has aged wonderfully. I highly suggest finding one.
mile (2943) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (10,1%). Dark golden, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty - lightly grainy and sugary sweetish aroma, some caramel and dark fruits, light herbal hoppyness and alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light dark fruits, light - some herbal hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty - lightly grainy and sweetish, light caramel and light dark fruits, light - some herbal hoppyness, light - some alcohol. BW with caramel and decent bitterness. Not big fan of the style, but this one is not overly too sweet (with help from 10,1% and bitterness).
ffaoe (234) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong malt aroma. Light brown and hazy. Little head. Taste is strong but balanced.
Yirg (20) - - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355cc bottle poured into glass. Hazy dark amber color, with small off white light brown head that doesn’t stay for long. Full body, medium-high carbonation. Sweet malty taste. Medium bitterness. High ABV is very obvious. Overall quite nice, but not amazing.
dnicolaescu (736) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 BOTTLE 355ML from Boystout’s Israeli aunt.
Look: cloudy read-amber, small beige head.
Aroma: rich, intense sweet and tart dried fruit - cranberries?
Taste: sweet and sour dried fruit, some alcohol, spicy phenolic bitterness.
Rtrineto (3) - - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best barleywine Style that i've ever drinked, great taste awsome aroma. Looks like a nut cake with alcohool.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jookos (2072) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber clear-ish. Earthy cedary, sweet dark malty (raisins) nose, some greenery too. Full medium body. Sweet malty, but not too much, smooth dark bread, or cake actually, molasses. Flavourful, nice. As a barley wine a bit dull though. Or could be more intensive. Isn’t cloying or that hard to drink though.
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange brown hazy pour with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet raisin and caramel. Taste is overly sweet raisin. Burnt raisin if that is even a thing. Very good, just a bit too sweet for me.
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007 bottle. Very cloudy burnt orange and no cap. Aroma of caramel, raisin, slight licorice, candied sugar. Quite oxidized unfortunately. Taste is watered down sweet. Pretty much a bottle of wet paper. Too bad. Was gifted this, so I’m not sure what storage this went through before I got it last year.
Quack-Duck (7793) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle with thanks to pivnizub! Hazy pale yellow, creamy white head. Hoppy nose. Sweet and malty, quite full-bodied with a touch of alcohol and some grassy-resiny hops. Shy fruity touch, citrus mainly.
AmykalH04 (35) - - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a orangish brown with a light tan head
S- Caramal and malt, definately get some sweetness
T- Caramel malts with a smooth sweetness to it.
M- Medium with good carbonation.
O- This beer is very straight forward and if you wanted a barley wine this definately fits the style.