kbudd19 (515) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Caramel brown pour with a nice finger of white head. Aroma is lots of better hops, pine, dark fruits and malty sweetness. Taste is bitter hops up front, followed by some malty sweetness, finishes bitter like a IIPA. Solid American Barleywine.
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark orange with a white bubbly head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee and faint hints of hops. Taste is malty, sweet and sticky with some grassy bitterness, syrupy toffee and berries. Finish is sweet, malty and boozy with some toffee, bitterness and sticky syrup. Quite generic and boring US barley wine.
laiti (5407) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ home, no BBE info
Aroma has caramel, woody tones, some toffee, hints of resin and vanilla. Feels heavy. Flavour has sweet caramel malt, toffee, ripe fruits and some hops with grapefruit. Also some berry juice in the finish. Creamy palate. Quite typical American BW – nothing disturbing (except the sweetness) but nothing special either.
jerseyjohn71 (164) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
caramel, roasty, resin, spruce, citrus, herbs, earthy, basement aromas, alcohol, clove, licorice, cough drop, orange, red, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, sticky, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick. In between copper and amber with a red hue. Spicy scent. Easy sipper. Smooth. Spicy hops. Good malt base. A bit of a dark stripe running through it; earth, root, licorice or molasses; it adds an intersting contrast to the straight forward hop/malt.
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky copper with a tall, frothy tan head. Big caramel, sweet malt, brown sugar, floral hops and booze in the aroma. Candied fruit, caramel, toasted malt, bread, citrus, floral hops and brown sugar round out the taste. Body is medium-full and chewy with a dense, prickly carbonation. Ends a touch sweeter with more sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar notes, light booze, ripe fruit, citrus notes, floral hops, toffee, dark bread and toasted malt.
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle shared by mcox. Thanks Mike. Reddish amber pour and vaguely opaque. Big fruity malt character in the aroma. The body is around medium. The taste has a solid sweet malty note with virtually no booze.
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 05/09/14. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a brown/ruby red color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel, toffee, dark fruit, bready malt and some citrus peel. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like caramel, toffee, candied oranges, bready malt, dark fruit, and some citrusy and pine hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit syrupy and has moderate carbonation. And for the most part the 11% ABV is well hidden. I thought this was good, I wouldn’t mind buying this again in the future.
LiqWid (1) - - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smörkola, stark bäska och citron-toner som träder fram i eftersmaken. Kolan balanserar upp den tunga humlebäskan.
SpongeRuiner (638) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours into the glass as a dark cherry wood red color with a foamy off white bubbled head. So nose is full of a fresh cherry aroma with a hop note background. A strong spice almost cinnamon flavor very upfront and almost overpowers a lot of flavors. Some dark fruit in the background with some cherries and black cherries. The 11% is basically not noticeable. Specially for the style it seems very light. All flavors dissipate very quickly into nothing. Almost watery. Doesn’t have the deep intricate flavors I look for in a barleywine. Not bad. But just not high end for the style for me personally.