cgarvieuk (19005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home .. copper .. small light tan head ... soft sweet toffee caramle malt nose ... dry fruits .. soft sweet malts ... sweet toffee..
MarcoDL (3387) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bitter and malty aroma. Tastes like a malty imperial IPA with some raisin. This is really a bitter barley wine. Nice note of caramel as well. Good one.
angel77 (1916) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 65 cl en cimmeria en el momento el 29-10-2014. color rojizo cerezo oscuro con espuma también bastante oscura. Aromas y sabores maltosos con toques de caramelo tostado. Cuerpo medio a intenso de 9.6 vol que se nota en todo momento. Paso por boca denso. Bastante buena, para repetir sin duda.
Gerardgathier (511) - - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty beer hoppy finish Nice brew. One of the better barley wines not too sweet
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
bierkoning (11675) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber color. Malty, plastic, grassy notes and dried red fruit in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with roast and confit fruit. Red berries, grassy notes. Alcoholic, complex, multi-layered beer.
PotjeBier (2277) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle @ home. Clear dark amber brown color with a red hue. Off white rocky head, sticky, good lacing. Aroma’s: sweet, toffee (sticky toffee cake), dried fruits. Also hops noticeable retronasal, some root (sarsparilla?). Flavor is rather bitter with a moderate sweet backbone. Alcohol feel is rather strong, warming. Medium to full bodied. Long finish, rather bitter, earthy. Still good after two years.
Lowenbrau (2858) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 08-10-2014.
BBD: not found.
In short: sweet thick ale.
Pours hazy copper with nice creamy off white head. Moderate to short head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, ripe fruit, liquor aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Thick mouthfeel, sweet, liquor, alcohol well hidden. smooth and balanced. Enjoyable. A robust barley wine, but not top of his class.
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tasting.
Just had a quick sip before I left, so only wrote down a score.
slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"A very nice hop forward barlwywine that seems to change it stripes as it opens. Starts out with an aroma more akin to a IIPA than a BW. First sip gives you hints of honey and biscuit malt in addition to the hops. As it opens, it develops more malty sweetness in the aroma, and a distinct (and delicious) malt character very similar to my favorites from great Divide, Hibernation and Old Ruffian. Dangerously drinkable at 9.6%!"
McWorta (1196) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full amber coloured with a light creamy fading dark white head. Noses of resin, caramel, malt offering more complex notes of floral hoppy notes with hints of earthyness, pineneedles and dried autumn leaves rounded off by alcohol aromatics. A light livelyness openes up into a full bodied dark fruity, alcohol infused, sweet yet hoppy snapped flavour. The finish is long lasting and aromatic with a snappy dryness.