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.
Kavu (3317) - 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.
Hermod (4981) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle @ William K, Annankatu. Pours near black with a thin off white head. Raisins, bread, molasses. Flavor has spices, Belgian yeast, bread, molasses. Complex, sipper.
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is raisins, dates, caramel, maybe even some butterscotch. Taste is sweet and smooth fruity pudding caramel stuff with bitter herbal liqueur finish. Gets better as it warms. Excellent brew.
Unde (641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown beer with smallish head on top. Aroma has dried fruits, caramel malts sweet brown sugar. Taste is spicy, winter spices and dried fruits and brown sugar. Sweet full barley wine with soft mouth feel.
ICEatALAMO (1173) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The pour is a murky amber color. The aroma is flat oak. The case is that of burnt wood, and harsh booze. Somewhere under all of this is a good barleywine just trying to get out, but too much noise to get through.
Peter_L (1221) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample@SBWF2015. Cigarr, choklad, russin och bär kan urskiljas i doften. Torkad frukt, mörka bär, cigarr och mörk bitter choklad i smaken. Avslutas med en lätt lakritston Lite klen i humlen, om jag skall klaga på något. Lång eftersmak.
BeerdedDave (1001) - - SEP 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
light brown - ruby red color; really great, malty aroma with oak notes; a great, well balanced, barley wine style ale; not at all sweet (as these high gravity barley wines tend to be); caramel malt with mild burnt sugar notes
GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown with a tan head. Aroma is raisins, dates, chocolate, caramel. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet and fruity on the palate with a warming finish. Taste is raisins, chocolate, dates, brown sugar, booze.
Hopmaestro (874) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma is sweet and malty caramels, toffee and berries. Taste is dried dark fruits, plums, a hint of Slivovitza, moist and sweaty blue grapes. Slight bitterness. Great!
jflopsu (886) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber-brown. Has a faint sweet malt and dark fruit aroma. A delayed taste of dark dried fruits, caramel, spices, and malts. Leaves a very dry aftertaste. Flavor was weak as I had it at a Xmas in July event.