madsberg (11370) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 Bottled. Clear amber coloured. Light brown head. Aroma is sweet, dense fruity and reminds me a bit of sherry. Has some distinct alcoholnotes. Liqourice, sweetness, cocoa, fruits and a touch of herbs is notable in the flavour. Is medium to full bodied. A bit off balance. Light bitter alcoholshot in the end. I really like this. Thanks to suiiy for the trade.
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Sour version. Completely flat. Probably a batch gone wrong at the brewery. It is acetoney. Soy sauce mixes with nail polish. Not very sour or good. Luckily i didn’t buy the bottle, I would be pissed if I did.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
clear dark amber, whispy white head, big sweet hot aroma, thin, very hot carmel malt flavor, sweetness from the alcohol, long bitterness in the finish, destroyed by the alcohol
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 5/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Acknud, you kick ass! Nice bottle here from a world class trader! Brown/amber pour with a little head. Aromas of raisins, molasses and strong malts. Flavors are sweet and hoppy...surprising at the least. I taste syrups and sugar and the alchohol is hidden beyond belief.
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Murky, dark burnt orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Slightly lactic, alcohol nose with bushels of dried plums and dark raisins, tawny sherry, oak and gobs of caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with tons of warm alcohol, dark raisins, light molasses and dried plum. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Sweet, red-hot, drying finish. A big CHEERS goes out to boboski for leaving this one out as trash in his Orlando-humid-hot garage with a bunch of Burton Batons!
deyholla (10003) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Drew, thanks. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a strong caramel note with sweet grains and a hint of grass. Flavor has a combination of sweet and earthy grains with a hint of earthy grassiness.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL red wax thanks to ryan. Pours flat, clear amber. No lace. No head. Minty, American barleywine nose with sugary strawberry tea. Taste is bitter up front moving to maple and mild mint with a long, bitter, earthen finish. Palate is thicker, tangy, minty, mild powder. Good stuff. Big orange mint and strawberry.
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DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Hazy amber - brown color. Thin off-white head. Dots of lace. Big caramel and raisin in the nose, light sherry. Bigger body. Nice smoooth, more creamy texture. Lighter carbonation. Surprisingly easy to drink for 15%. Just a light warmth in the finish. I’ve had 12% beers that tasted much boozier. Nice moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Some bigger earthy hop, light graininess. Caramel. Very good barleywine.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This roaming, free raspberry candy spirit, a fat specter with a sceptre of chocolate, looms through the thick hoppy fog...His ghoulish sweet whispers of decadence resound louder and louder, as grapefruity virtuosi of the affable kind lick the inner mind and the upper palate...I need to close my eyes to appreciate this...Chewy alcohol creates profound seismic vibrations in the palate...I love to be haunted by the thought of a great barley wine...Thanks radiomgb!...
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of lots of dark fruit, hints of oak, red fruits, slight grass, hints of bitter notes, hints of molasses. Taste is a mix of red fruits, hints of sherry, caramel, chocolate, more raisin, hints of toffee, lots of burnt caramel. Finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.