mathieuc (2654) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot Tommy! Magnificient deep brown with a thin white head that sticks. There is a little alcohol in the aroma which must come from the apple brandy but it is pleasing and a good sign of what is to come. There is also a lot of sweetness in the aroma: brown sugar, caramel... you know the drill. Taste is full of sweets too but never cloying. There is a little alcohol burn but this only reinforce the fine spirit aura that this marvelous brew has. At times I thought this could have been labeled as an Old Ale too. Not sure how I could ever pick a winner from KRE, this, King Henry, MoaS, Cuir 100% BBA (we had them back to back on a quiet afternoon... woot!)... they were all exceptionnal in their own ways!
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oct 2015 - Keg at Route CBC event, Clapham. As ’Cigar City Leon’. Very dark brown, big foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses, bacon, soy sauce, the brandy influence is light. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is molasses, chocolate, raisin, oaky dry finish with some booze showing up. Sweet, sweet, and sweet.
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC15. Dark brown with orange-beige head. Aroma has sweet malt, heavy caramel, bourbon, dried fruit, plums, sweet chocolate and woody barrel notes. Taste is sweet, caramel, barrel, apple, fruit, prunes, raisins, toffee and alcohol.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Hazy dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, wood, earth, mild brandy. The taste is toffee, raisin, caramel, mild brandy. Medium bodied, hot.
hackobock (2768) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, red session.
Murky brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, figs, raisin, hints of vanilla, toasted oak, warming brandy alcohol with a touch of baked apples. Taste is very sweet without getting cloying, very soft bitter, warming alcohol. Finish is sweet, burnt sugar, hints of vanilla, dried fruits, hints of licorice, warming brandy alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky, creamy texture.
Great BA Barley wine!
harrisoni (16053) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Craft Covent Garden, black dark brown colour lasting thin tan head. Some barrel age. Again it’s a big beer. Unsubtle. Mostly just huge and overwhelming. Some barley wine character kicks in. Just a bit aggressive for me. Sone apple.
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: bourbon, heavy caramel, sweet chocolate. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, massive, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, caramel, toffee, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Overall: wicked Barley Wine, amazing aroma and palate. Pint at CBC, Clapham.
teorn88 (5144) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keg at Route CBC, London. dark brown with medium brown with light brown head. Aroma is sweet and bourbon with red wine tangy red fruits dark chocolate. Amazing
Borup (9447) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, alcohol, spice, oak, vanilla and bourbon.
DrewFace (961) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big dark fruit character in the aroma, lots of raisin, sticky malt. Dark blackish brown pour, light brown head. Super rich and sweet, lots of dark fruit, raisins in the flavor. Very tasty.
ansalon (2213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2015. Pours caramel with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, molasses, roasted oak, figs, dates and raisins. Mouthfeel is caramel, roasted oak, figs, dates, ripe apple, molasses and raisins. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat oily with low carbonation and medium body. Very good!