beer_est_deus (393) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oklar brun-röd med färgat skum av små bubblor. Doft: Barr och bark, honung, omogen kiwi, päron. Smak: Barr, kakao, kaffe, bränt socker, grape, frukt sallad.
PhillyCraft (2582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rate. Bottle, hazy brown pour with med cream head. Good lacing. Nose is toffee, sweet malt, spicy hops, and earthy grains. Flavor is most of the same with dates, and dry fruit coming out. Carbonation was soft and booze was well hidden. Tasty stuff.
chandler0201 (634) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of caramel and dark fruits, specifically raisins. Flavor is sweet and dark fruit balanced with a slightly bittersweet finish. Full bodied flavor with thick mouthfeel. Nice version of style.
tcane7 (1345) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky deep brownish red with beige head and lacing. Nose of burnt caramel, figs, dark malts, nuts, and floral hops. Taste is figs, dark fruit, toffee. Well concealed alcohol. Really solid barley wine.
SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky brown with a small light beige head. Smells of caramel and fruits. Taste is sweet, fruity, hints of bitterness, and a touch boozy. Full-bodied with smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Hiver finishes a little bitter and mildly dry.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep dark amber coloured body with a grade b sirop d’erable tint and a thin oily tan head. Aroma of currants, figs, pit fruits, caramel, nuts and bunches of malt and alcohol - very nice. Full-bodied; Strong malty flavour with an alcohol bite, some lighter pit fruit and sugar flavours come behind and a hint of a grassy hop on the finish. Aftertaste shows some good sweetness, but this one is more about the malt and hop play coupled with some oaky and dry finishes and not so much about the pit fruit sweetness at all. Overall, a decent Barley Wine, but not superb and not going too far out of the way to try - there are better available from south of the border here that are much cheaper too. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 07-February-2013 for US$5.49 sampled at home in Washington after Detroit smoked Vancouver in hockey on 16-March-2013.
hackobock (665) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours hazy drak ruby red/brown with a dense tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, molasses, chocolate, malts, quite weak aroma. Taste is crispy sweetness with roasted notes and a nice bitterness in the background. Sticky mouthfeel.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to changeup45, I think, as an extra. Sorry to the person it was if I got that wrong. I had so many trades at that time. Seeing as though I'm not a huge barleywine fan I went into this with reluctance. I liked 21st Amwndment's Lower Da Boom so I have the ability to enjoy a barleywine. The aroma is amazing. Like figs and raisins and malts mixed with alcohol. Tastes a bit astringent to me on the front end. On the back end I get the roasted malts. This is good but not great for me.
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jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mugs alehouse.. The beer is clear dark brown, an off-white head that leaves some lacing The smell is malty , sweet dried fruits, some sour feelings, vinegar and bitter peeling. The taste is very sweet, sugar, dried fruits, some strong wine and bitter seeds. A light carbonation, a complex body, soft initially, then dry. Drinking this after an 08 BCBS may have ruined it for me.
Bretteux (127) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
But sur place à St Jérôme,la version 2011 vieilli d’une année en fut métallique.Au nez des vapeurs de grains,de boisés et vanille.Le col est blanc -jaune avec une dentelle qui demeure sur les parois.Au gout,le caramel,les grains sucrés avec une effluve d’alcool qui monte au nez a mi - parcours pour se conclure par une finale légèrement amère et assèchante .Une bière qui à évoluée grandement durant cette année et qui nous procure des notes de pur plaisir.