annunz123 (922) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, fruit, and pipe tobacco in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet with fruit, toffee, and caramel, then finishes with a little hop bitterness and drying alcohol. Very tasty and nicely balanced, this is worth finding.
GIJOE (920) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a creamy off-white head that lingers long. Nose is slighty yeasty with strong tart candy notes. Taste is on the bitter side with a bold malty undercurrent. Full-bodied beast; thick and creamy. Very tasty brew.
MarcoDL (2790) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of raisin, ripe fruit and malt. Taste of the usual: raisin, ripe red fruit and caramelised malt. Good, but nothing special.
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at ZEBF ’15. Pours cloudy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of overripe dark fruits, raisins, light chlorine, caramel, toffee and a strange herbal touch. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation.
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. Some sediment. Aroma is significant; a sweet toasted maltiness. Taste is malty/hoppy - caramel sweetness with a floral earthy bitterness. Thick mouthfeel, very full bodies, but not syrupy at all. Finish is an earthy bitterness with a slight sweetness that changes to a spruce like crispness. Very complex. A fine example of a barleywine!
JBPortland (1141) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours dark reb brown with light edges and 2 finger head. Nose has dark fruits, caramel, fig, raisin, maple. Taste has very soft creamy mouthfeel, lots of big dark fruits, bread crust, fig, plum, bitter, semi sweet. Finishes moderately sweet, medium-high bitterness, toasted bread crust, caramel dark fruit, raisin, sticky. Nice barleywine.
FunkyF (345) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mörkt brunröd med vitt skum. Doft av kola och torkad frukt. Lite stickig alkohol med mycket torkad frukt i smaken.
Homer321 (2617) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to slovaksniper. Pours nearly flat with just a few bubbles. somewhat hazy deep reddish color. Nose is full of caramel malts and starting to turn to dried fruits. Taste is moderately sweet, but at the same time well balanced. Light grassy flavors, with some alcohol becoming obvious in the chest after a couple sips. Remains bitter in every sip, and starts to become a booze bomb after many more sips. overall, very nice, but could use some rounding out to become more palatable.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Pretty mahogany color. Rich, sweet barley wine with oak characteristics, caramel, and dark fruits. Slight hop bitterness. Full bodied.
maley1 (884) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper red pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, hops and fruit. Taste of burnt caramel, hops, brown sugar, apricot, lychee and yeast. Full bodied, medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. A touch too sweet but delicious nonetheless.
Jannick13 (139) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby translucency and small tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel and hops. Taste is similar; rich caramel, hoppy bitterness but also some cereal poking through. As the brew warms I can taste an almost doughy aspect. Really nice.