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.
aenima (196) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of toffee. Taste of toffee and hints of chocolate. A little different barley wine. A little bitter. Maybe it needs aging.
VDuquerroux (88) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 341mL.10,2% alc. A dark brown beer with only hues on the top. Medium beige ephemeral head. Winter beer ! Pleasant wink don’t you think ? Fruity aroma (red berries, blueberry), burnt, alcohol, wood, dry herbs. Heavy bitterness combined with a warming heavy sweetness. Changing. A lot of wind ! Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, bitter finish with a sweet comfortable alcoholic mattress. Overall, another delicious seasonal beer from Dieu du Ciel !
metalhead0043 (127) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 oz bottle for 4 bucks. Pours deep brown with a reddish hue to it. Small white head, not much to speak of and disappears quickly. Huge, sweet aroma of fruit and malts. Taste is quite smooth with caramel malts and a slightly fruity hop taste leading to a lasting bittersweet finish. Body is average yet has a creamy texture to it. Overall this is a fairly solid barleywine. It’s almost a bit too sweet for my liking but it still manages to find a balance in there.
sudomorph (345) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bellwoods. Pours a dark ruby red with a one finger, off-white head. Aroma had big notes of caramel, dark and pitted fruits, and mild alcohol. Taste is a balanced sweet with huge notes of caramel, raisins and other fruits. Medium to full body with a medium carbonation. Syrupy texture with a mild alcohol warmth but nearly no alcohol taste. Overall a big winter beer. Lots of malty caramel and raisin flavours. Cheers!
exeter (129) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste is more hoppy than expected after smelling this beer. Lots of citrusy hop-notes with a pretty big bitterness. Maybe not as hoppy as an double IPA, nor as the other american styled-barley wines I’ve had: Bigfoot, but still the hop flavour is dominating. There’s also some malty caramel here too. Very well hidden alcohol, though it’s still warming and nice.
milara (11) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh que c’est bon. Je dirais que c’est mon genre, même si je n’ai jamais bu ce genre de bière! Une attaque fumée soutenu par l’alcool. La suite est plus douce avec des arômes de fruits rouges et dates. La texture est examplaire, grâce à des bulles dignes d’un champagne, et c’est une bière à plus que 10% d’alcool. La finale a un équilibre parfait. Est-ce que j’ai dit que c’est bon?
BiffNilsson (164) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mörkbrun vätska med obefintlig krona. Söt doft med mycket maltkaraktär. Söt maltig smak med bra beska. Känns något tunn trots sina dryga 10%. En god öl men långt ifrån fantastisk.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton. 12oz pour into a snifter. Fairly typical color for the style of muddy brown with a thin white head. Some sporadic lacing. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, dark bread, cereal, and heavy malts. The taste was surprisingly mild compared to the aroma. It wasn’t as smooth as a barleywine as I like. More bitter and less sweet on the finish. Rather dry and papery also on the finish. Medium body, light in complexity. I was expecting a little more from this amazing brewery.
Nicke80 (25) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours copper with sweet and fruity aroma. Sweet taste with caramell notes. Nice barley.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.5 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, dried fruit and pine. Taste is sweet malts and a resin finish