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.
rejtable (1704) - 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 (368) - 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 (250) - 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.
leosanches (57) - - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveja barleywine de cor marrom claro, porém profundo; sem presença alguma de espuma é totalmente flat. O aroma é uma ótima prévia do que será encontrada no sabor, com toque de frutas do campo e o toque amadeirado das cervejas envelhecidas. O sabor é bastante característico das barleys, com o alcoól e amargor se destacando e deixando um sabor rançoso surpreendentemente agradável no aftertaste. O fundo amadeirado do aroma se mantém e equilibra um pouco o amargor forte. Também é receptível os diferentes tios de malte utilizados na produção, gerando uma complexidade significativa. O pálato é envolvente, mas poderia ser um pouco nos aveludado. Boa para sobremesa e para se tomar com doces. Ideal é não servir muito gelada.
KoNrRiI (721) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 bottle. Delicately hazy, light brown color with a crimson hue and almost no head. Aroma of nuts, dough, yeasts, sugar, and some wood - hard to describe but great. Taste is sweet, malty, some caramel, a tad fruity. Full body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is an amazing combination of fruity and malty flavors. Overall a great beer, although I am partial to barleywines so it has to be taken into account.
huineman (400) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark amber with yellowish head.
Intense aromas: honey, caramel, orange, Halls drop, white flowers, fig leaf, butterscotch, molasses...
Creamy, full-bodied, powerful. Sheer bitterness marks the long finish. Delicious.
Bozo_skeleton (708) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe ruby, sans carbo ni collet.
Aromes fruits rouge, alcool, caramel.
Tres ronde, liquoreuse, des saveurs cherry, chaude et longue sur la finale.
egg (140) - USA - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle on 4/22/15. Unfortunetely cant taste next to one from this year. Good fizz upon opening. Pours a medium brown copper. Slightly hazy. Loose and thin light tan head. Nose is great. Creamy, vanilla, caramel, no hops, some alcohol heat, bourbon. Taste is the same plus alcohol heat, maybe some slight oxidation, a lot of dark fruit, fresh cut grass, followed by lightly burnt sugar, sweet, cardboard. Pretty tasty but got more astringent as it warmed..
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage, picked up a 4 pack from a friend, the few years added really elevated this one, would not cellar a day longer, just perfect.
alberti92 (159) - - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a very hazy brown with a tiny ring of head. Body is full and carbonation low. Aroma pierces the senses. Firstly you get lots of burnt sugar that masks the boozyness. The hop aromatics seem to have reduced with more malt sweetness coming through. Some sherry also comes through mixed with some citrus and perfume and even some mint. Taste begins sweet before becoming quite citrus. This then develops into oak and ask and leaves a nutty after taste. A pleasant burn ends the palate from the high ABV with some minty notes as well. Not a bad drop.