Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to starrdogg for opening this one. Served in a Cigar City snifter. The nose carries a pretty strong aroma of apple brandy with some nice sweetness coming from that. Malty sweetness with faint fruit and caramel comes behind that. Flavor is a bit too barrel heavy, but still quite nice. A bit of booze, but not too much for a 13.5% beer.
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel aroma with weak hints of apple. Fruity malty spicy woody caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody caramel finish with weak hints of apple brandy.
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep dark brown with a thin off white thin lacing N: Raisins, caramel, berries T: Milk chocolate, liqourice, raisins, hint of dark berries O: Very nice barley eine, but I’d love some more deepness to the barrel aging.
The_Osprey (6600) - 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 (5611) - 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 (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 (3564) - 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 (17352) - 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.
MrTipple (3710) - 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 (6741) - Out of the EU, 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 (12049) - 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.