FatPhil (10335) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
Cherry slice - cakey, almondy. Massively full malty taste. Delicious and chewy. Lovely and bocky, doppelbocky, Hops present, nicely bitter, but subtle. Too good to rate, just want to sip. For a malt-fan, this is magic. Have one in my cellar - looking forward to that.
suurjuust (1634) - ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Semi-clear brown beer, almost no head. Nose is yeasty, malt and caramel, bready-fruity notes. Flavor is intense caramel, burned sugar, bready malt, vinous boozy notes. Some hops balance it nicely. Lingering caramel. Pretty delicious.
atrox (371) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby colour with good, beige head. Sweet, malty, fruity and licorice aroma with some herbal notes. Taste is also sweet with fruits, herbs and hint of honey. Very good balance and masked alcohol. Soft carbonation.
Zwiebel88 (477) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rötlich, braun. In der Nase Karamell, Malz, helle Früchte, Bourbon. Am Gaumen Süße, Malz, helle Früchte, Holz, Zucker.
magicmn (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in Craft Republic. Amber red colour. Very intensive malty aroma of dried fruits and raisn. Sweet rich malty start very similar to aroma, very full body, alcohol is hidden good enough, growing noble hop bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Balance is close to perfect. Good english style barleywine.
andrew_drinks (233) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Deep brown pour, small white head. Aroma of freshly crushed light crystal malt. Medium carb, syrupy body. Flavour is sweet syrupy, tangy marmalade, brown sugar, candied peel, figs, raisins. Finished burnt and bitter.
LeFaune (38) - ST MANDE, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A weird smell of tenderized meat. Very strong but not bitter at all: like a good porto. Lovely reddish color. Not my kind of beer but a very good representant of the barley wine category.
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours deep amber orange, nose is caramel, toffee, little cheesy, taste is sweet toffee, caramel, berries, sweet.
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma is resinous, some sherry, dried fruit, some farty smell. Taste of custard, oramge, marmalade, resinous, some glue. Slightly sweet.
AshtonMcCobb (3675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to BenH.
Appearance - deep amber with a thin head.
Nose - toffee, light orange.
Taste - tonnes of toffee, tangy orange.
Appearance - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a dry yet sweet and cloying finish,
Overall - a little cloying, wouldn’t have another.