talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a translucent, deep garnet color with an average, beige, pillowy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves a bit of soapy lace rings. The nose is warming with rich caramel and toffee, vanilla, fruit cake, brandy-like sweetness, and hints of woodsy notes. The flavor is still quite sweet but balanced nicely with some bitter notes; still rich with toasted caramel, vanilla, and cake-like notes with vinous sherry notes, some raw oak, and some leafy bitterness. The moderate bitterness comes out more from the middle on from the oak and leafy notes with a light to moderate acidity. The palate is nearly full, slightly syrupy, chewy, and soft to lively. The beer finishes fairly long with the oak and leafy bitterness nearly balancing toasted caramel and faint sherry lingering. Maybe not the most complex BW I have tried but really the style I tend to enjoy; rich malt notes, a drinkable warmth, and a balancing bitterness. The palate worked well for me and the vinous-type notes kept the intrigue. Maybe not the prototypical type of the style but something I really liked.
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thick foamy off-white head. Aroma is dark caramel with biscuits, raisins and citrusy hops. Flavor is toffee, biscuits, caramel, toasted malts, resiny hops and warm alcohol. Full body with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very good barley wine.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, labelled "best before judgement day". Sweet, alcoholic piss/puke aroma; watery flavour which is quite impressive for a 10+% beer.
beer_est_deus (1078) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Samma färg som bränt socker och endast någon enstaka bubbla skum. Doft:Barr, röd vin, humle, vanilj, lakrits, alkohol, syrlig jord doft. Smak: Röd vin, lakrits, humle, starkt svart te, alkohol, blommigt, kaffe beska på något sätt. Lite för mycket vin dofter och smaker tycker jag.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark amber color with an off white head. Aroma is really nice and malty, lots caramel, toffee, sweet malts, brown sugar, some hop bitterness still left, though I think this is an older bottle, marmalade and more traditional English fruit flavors. The flavor follows the nose, I get lots of the caramel and toffee, the sweet malt, brown sugar, dark fruits, some hop bitterness, marmalade, fruit cake and the traditional English fruit flavors. The body is medium to full with a silky mouth feel. Overall a great Barley Wine, I would love to see this barrel aged!
annunz123 (947) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown, almost like apple cider, with a modest head. Aroma has caramel, fruit/apple, and some pipe tobacco. Flavor starts sweet with fruit, dates, and molasses. A little bittering hops and alcohol provide balance in the finish, but still just a little too sweet overall.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium sized light brown head. Aromas of caramel, malt, alcohol, nuts and toffee. The flavour is warming and sweet with notes of caramel, syrup and mild hops. A warming sipper..
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an oaky brown color with a reddish tint to the head. Aroma is a bit sweet with some brown sugar as well as some hops! Drink is smooth. Nice creamy taste with some bitter hops rounding off the beer. Has a bit of a woody taste to it as well.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle.it has an amber color with a very large head. the aroma is sweet and fruity. the taste is sweet and caramelly and sweetish. ok i guess.
MotherBrother (883) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark, deep ruby red, with a small creamy off-white head.
Aroma of plums, dates, malts, caramel, toffee, portwine notes ans slight oaky notes. Slightly hoppy towards the end.
Taste is sweet, with a slight bitter finish, from both the hops and the wood.
Medium body, with a medium oily texture, and average carb.