anders37 (23333) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor with bitter hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel finish.
kathouse (1640) - Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 Mahogany color, hazy, and a thin off white head. Caramel is more noticeable when cold. When warm, more fig and toasted nuts, plums, and alcohol. A nice beer. Thanks Steve!
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost opaque ruby color, weak 2 finger head, good legs. Flavors of dark berries, cherries, walnuts, grapes, plum, molasses, toffee, herbal spices. Thick desert like sugary feel. Medium strength finish, well rounded, thick fruity syrupy feel, with an oaky end. Overall high quality stuff. Delicious fruity flavors, a little earthy, very vinous and alcoholic. Really a blast to drink, nicely balanced, well intensified, great appetizer.
monk191 (1776) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good bourbon barreled barleywine. Pours a cloudy red-brown with a tan head. Smells of bourbon, cherries and vanilla. Taste is quite boozy, with lots of bourbon, caramel, sea salt, and vanilla ice cream in the finish. Had in the bottle.
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DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2014 vintage shared at game night by TvM. Deep reddish orange, light gold head. Dark caramel, candied orange, smoke and leather, and warming alcoholic heat. I canít decide which I preferred, the barrel aged version or this. Very nice.
RhetoricalAns (851) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Mahogany pour, couple fingers of light beige head, great retention, plenty of lacing. Rich, sweet aroma, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, raisins, light bit of vinous alcohol. Taste is sweet, mild bitter finish though, decent kick of alcohol but its pleasant.
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2014. Dark mahogany beer with a cream head. Sweet caramel aroma with grapefruit. Caramel and grapefruit flavor with pine. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and grapefruit linger with pine.
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15th January 2016
Thatíll be me 20K then @ ChrisOís. Thanks to Toby and the Kernel gang. Hazy reddish amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has a fine crispness. Caramel malts, light. Rich dried fruits. Spice. A little creamy malt sweetness develops. Light finish. Spicy linger. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Kenny 20K, thanks to Mother Archeís Rote Boxe, 15/01/16.
Very lightly hazed amber orange with a decent off white head.
Nose is caramel, spice, figs, dark fruit rinds, fruit cake.
Taste comprises rich fruit rinds, dates, toffee, light peppery spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a flash of booze.
Adequate barley wine but far from a great.
ffbot (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a still deep amber and purple, orange hints to it. Smell is like sangria, boozy fruit with a sweet and earthy presence. Taste is alcohol first then fruit, a large orange and grape presence. Intense.