madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark amber colorued. Unclear. Small off white head. Aroma of sweetness and spice. Light fruits. Flavour is a bit harsh. Fruits, sweetness and alcohol with a tad spice. Meidum bodied. Alcoholdense fruity end.
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark amber color; small creamy head. A lot of caramel, with medium sweetness; it’s somewhere between a strong Amber Ale, a Doppelbock and a Strong American Ale; alcoholic; powerful but without directions. Pleasant but confusing.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Slightly hazy deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruit - vague whiff of smoke also. Solid body, caramel and overripe fruits with a fairly solid bitterness. 220909
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up while at Perry’s in Livermore. I wasn’t nearly as enthralled about this beer as I was hoping I would be. Pretty rare to find a Mexican barleywine. And while it was pretty nice, it just wasn’t top shelf good.
The beer pours out a medium amber color with a 1/2" creamy off-white head. Medium carbonation with large bubbles floating to the top and the body was clear.
Aroma is toffee, light caramel...mostly sweet but tons of toffee and a good bit of alcohol show up. Flavor is pretty one dimensional with the toffee angle going pretty strong. I thought I was tasting some light caramel notes, but it just kept reverting back to the same toffee routine. Medium alcohol also shows up on the palate. Good, and thankfully I had my brother to and sister-in-law to share the 750ml bottle with, because I know that after a pint of this, I would be looking for something else.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a small bubbly head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of sweet malt is not overly complex. Taste is dominated by sweet malt with light dry fruit notes with a toffee-like finish. Body is about average with low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Lacking complexity and not something I would wish to have very often.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Pours a lightly hazed deep copper color with a one finger thick beige head that left some spotty lacing. Nice nose of caramel, toffee, some faint herbal hops. Flavor was full of roasted toffee, caramel, and plenty of sweet malts. Brew finished medium in body with a light hop bitterness.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet, rich dark caramel malts, brown sugar and light fruity complexity. Starts with good fullness and malty sweetness well-balanced with some fruit notes and a touch of doughy yeast. Finishes smooth with a touch of bitterness. A true to style and enjoyable English barleywine.
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle brought back from Arizona thanks to Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head. A very sweet malty nose; lots of caramel, rich dry malts. The taste is similarly dominated by a huge malt and caramel presence; somewhat dry and very tasty. Not too much hops, more English than American for sure. A nice sweet flavor with a good mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering-750ml bottle–pours a disappearing light tan head and amber color. Aroma is light brown sugar, dark fruit-raisin, sweet. Tastis resin hops bite, light brown sugar, dark fruit-raisin, sweet. Nice once I got past the surprise that the taste was much different than the nose. Thanks eyedrinkale for sharing.
hombrepalo (1800) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Odeed. As A Mexican I had to have the best Mexican beer out there. Poured a nice copper color with some thin off-white head. The aroma was full of caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, and a bit of hops. The taste was pretty sweet up front, thick and silky with the dark fruits and some toffee prevailing at first, followed by alcohol, and finishing with subtle hops. The mouthfeel was rather smooth. Nice finish, this was a true treat.