FROTHINGSLOSH (6532) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from an 11.5 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized creamy beige head that left good lacing. The aroma was molasses, toffee, fig, cherry, raisin and had a faint vague presence of herbs and spices. The flavor was sweet cherry and fig followed by a strong medicinal note then molasses, anise and booze. Long medicinal finish that grew with each sip. Moderately full bodied but a tad flat. Quite disappointing.
Reynolds314 (3269) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good barleywine with intense aroma of burnt toast, caramel, bread, and fig. Taste is high bitter and medium sweet. The finish is smooth for the abv.
lemoine (6) - Paris, FRANCE - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Le nez, superbement complexe et équilibré, laisse présager une très grande bière. Malheureusement, en bouche, l’amertume est beaucoup trop présente, au point de venir masquer les arômes. Manque d’équilibre.
Impression de gâchis.
ciocanelu (1053) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany color with light brown head. Aroma is very floral, makes me think of white roses. I can’t tell if it’s from the yeast or the hops. Taste is also floral and yeasty at first with some caramel notes but gets bitter and roasty on the finish. Lingers bitter and perfumey in the aftertaste. Body and carbonation are medium. Very fragrant barleywine. Also quite bitter, making it easy to drink.
daniele (7810) - ITALY - JAN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle on 2015-09-17 deep amber brown clear good head fruity nose burnt caramel dry fruit good dryness good bitterness
Ambrato carico marrone buoba schiuma piuttosto persistente naso fruttato maturo fermentazione caramello quasi bruciato buona secchezza abbastanza amara filo etilico liquorosa
boto (2074) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Eulogy: This one pours a clear dark brown color. There was a small off white head that left lots of lacing. Good nose. Lots of caramel malts, some earthiness, perhaps some dark fruits and faint spices. The taste is very good. Some sweetness, dark fruits, malts, spices, as well as a touch of roastiness and smoke.
coachd (533) - Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at craft beer cellar Clayton. Smells rich and sweet with hints of black cherry, brown sugar and a bit of booze. Very dark brown with a cap of cream colored foam. Tastes hoppy and oaky with some dark fruit and a slightly sweet aftertaste. Little booze burn to remind you of the ABV. Very good. I would like to try this aged.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JFF (112) - - DEC 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arômes de fruits rouges, robe rubis foncée, amertume légère et alcool pas complètement masqué par le corps.
unclemike (2868) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper body topped with a thick and lasting off-white foamy head. Delightful sweet aroma that hides the alcohol pretty well. Various fruity hints (raisin, dark berries, cherries). Perfectly balanced taste. It is a very nice mix of malty, vineous, dark berries, and brown sugar flavors. Ends with a superb warming effect. Wonderful winter beer
Kavu (3899) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark amber with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts with raisins. Flavor is sweet malts, dark fruits, alcohol and hops. Great.