bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Waxed 12 oz bottle brewed on 2010. Iíve had it for about 6 months. It seems over oxidized and has absolutely zero carbonation. My guess is this has gone so I will find another bottle and re-rate. There was the smallest release of gas upon opening what looks an intact seal. The aroma is a potent sweet medley of raisins, white plums, light cinnamon, apples, grapes, light bready yeast. Flavor is oxidized metal, fruit pits, yeast, gritty and medicinally bitter finish while the alcohol burns and warms a little. The sweetness is intense but the body is light, thin and fleeting. Thereís evidence this was once good. Or Iím totally wrong and i just donít like it.
McDear (40) - Napoli, ITALY - OCT 2, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Eccezionale birra Barley wine da meditazione.
Riservata a palati esperti ed estimatori.
Schiuma aderente, Aspetto opalescente, intensitŗ olfattiva elevata con una finezza molto elegante, frizzantezza scarna, corpo strutturato, amaro percettibile, Persistenza retrogusto discreto.
Determinato il profumo agrumato e floreale, presente ed elegante mai invadente. In bocca e nel naso un concerto di profumi e sensazioni.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz , red waxed, bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a small sized head. Aromas of caramel, some citrus, and dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, raisins, prunes, and brown sugar. Sweet but not cloying.
RichTheVillan (6679) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge wines; I recall sampling this at a bottle shop in Cotteridge called Cotteridge wines from plastic shot glasses great hosts great company. Now Iíve got my own bottle. Pours dark amber small head slightly bitter in taste with honey. Silky mouthfeel, an alcoholic buzz to it but not to harsh. Great drink try it!
SimplySike (1394) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors cloudy orange with white head.
Aroma is caramel, citrus, orange, yeast, darke cherry fruits.
Taste sweet, nice little bitter, bittersweet aftertaste.
Amazing beer an amazing taste and aroma.
kapusil (1181) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle. Dark orange body, minimal lacing white head. Very sweet aroma with tobacco, caramel and citruses. Lots of caramel with some sherry flavour with a heavy alcohol feeling. Very sweet, as a matter of fact, too sweet for my taste.
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 33 cl bottle into a three floyds tulip glass. Semi opaque reddish brown pour. Very little head or carbonation. Caramel and candy sugar aroma. Raisins and dark red cherries. Sweet and not too boozy. A very nice barley wine.
Marheb (4920) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Des petits fruits, les abricots, les agrumes dans une noyade vineuse oý líalcool cherche ŗ dominer et brŻler la langue. Absolument aucune effervescence pour supporter son corps liquoreux.
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk at Cotteridge Wines very very good beer sampling party. Shots ahoy. This was a lovely moment. All round the table toasting our generous hosts. Sweet sweet beer to accompany. Cheers!
jpchindi (23) - - AUG 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like syrup pouring. Minimal, if any, head. Starts out medium bodied but rapidly builds to a rich, viscous creamy mouth feel. Very sweet, candied fruits and caramel tempered slightly by some bitterness coming through in the finish. Huge. Hides its ABV pretty well. One glass is enough for a session.