KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma was sweet with toasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Flavour was sweet with toasted malt, caramel grapefruit and hoppy notes. Finished bitter.
bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Pours a brilliant reddish orange copper color - like a jewel. The beige/tan head started respectable, but went while I typed this. Big aromas of malt and fruit. All mixed together. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Rather fluffy. There’s some heat up front. It starts a bit sweet, then goes astringent. Light smoke. Touch of treacle. Not a lot of hop in the finish. Surely fits the style though. A good sipper.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from FlacoAlto, thanks! Brown color. Maple syrup in the aroma. Sweet alcoholic flavor with apple, maple syrup. some earthy hops and some distant vinous notes. Earthy bitter aftertaste with burning alcohol.
madsberg (9310) - 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.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with a small tan head. Sweet and fruity on the nose with plenty of caramel, sugar, and toffee. A light toastiness, some floral hops, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor has a mild bitterness, alcohol, and lots of malt notes. Some toasted bread, caramel, and toffee notes. A light fruitiness to the beer, which I find enjoyable. Not bad, but not my favorite either.
Ratman197 (8466) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of smoke, toffee, raisin and plum. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, raisin, plum and light smoke with a smooth dry malty finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is chock full of toffee with more subtle, accompanying notes of roasted cashews, ethanol and chocolate. Full-bodied and a touch creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor lays forth minerally, earthy bitterness, crystal malt, medium sherry and a good dose of ethanol heat. Lengthy, bitter, very warming finish. Thanks go out to bu11zeye for shipping this bottle my way!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a deeper amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, earthy, and some dart fruits. Tastes of earthiness, dark fruits, nutty, and caramel.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a recent tasting, but things are pretty fuzzy at this point. Deep rich aroma with a soft lovely cocoaish flavour and a bit of light smokiness. Very rich and sweet with lots of nice toastiness. A touch of light cherryish flavour. Rich caramel and cocoa with a light brown sugar flavour. Earthy and toasty with a bit of soft caramel and rich lingering fruit. This is a really lovely barleywine.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DLD! Amber pour. Lots of sweetness on the nose...caramel, toffee, sugar, and boozy. Flavor is sweet,caramel, leathery and a nice light bitter finish. Glad i got to try this. Good stuff.