SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2011 June, 2003 Bottle conditioned. A smooth barley wine with some nice dry sherry soaked oranges. Well behaved. A little smoky in places. Good, but not outstanding. [2.9]
Sept, 2011 Bottle from Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in Durham. Lovely. There’s a whiff of vinegar and paint stripper on the top, which adds interest to the smooth, malt accented sweetness. This is an easy drinking strong beer. Good toffee and caramel body - positive awareness of alcohol which swirls all over the place. This is a seductive and intoxicating beer. It’s pretty much what you hope and expect a good barley wine to be. Yes. Lovely. [3.8]
reebtogi (5469) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with a small white head which leaves very few spots of lacing behind. Aroma is earthy and nutty with a hint of fruit and alcohol. Taste is malty sweet with a hint of nuttiness and earthiness and traces of alcohol and hops in the finish. An ok barley wine, but a little lighter on the alcohol than I am used to in this style.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thorups, Aarhus, DK.
Golden with small head. Complex aroma and flavor of malty sweetness, balanced hop bittereness, added sugar and a tangy tone from the well hidden alcohol
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber colour with a large off white head. malty, caramel and fruity sweet aroma with vague hoppy notes. Malty, sweet fruity flavor with hoppy notes.
Beersiveknown (4918) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home from beer Ritz
Full bodies mid amber with fluffy beige head. Malt led, very sweet but not cloying, no sign of the booze, drinks more like a 6%er.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber looks like dark apple juice. Aroma is a bit wine-like with notes of fermented fruit. First sip says Maibock. A bit dusty. Body is still. Spice starts to show up on the third or fourth sip but does not build very high; some lighnt hops, finishing pepper and hints of dark spice dot the palate and strong tangerine. Although there is some citrus emerging in the bottom half of the bottle. Short aftertaste makes you forget you are dinking it but each sip reawakens the palate. Subtle.
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant strongly alcoholic barley wine.Nice complex tastes but you are not allowed to forget its strength.An excellent winter warmer.
Holmen1 (4625) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 flaske importert av og delt med Ovesen ombord på Fridtjofen nest siste dag i juli: gylden med fint skum som varer. Lett aroma av gjæret plommesyltetøy. Smaken har en elegant bitterhet kombinert med plommer, svisker og annen tørket frukt. Meget god, men på ingen måte det jeg forbinder med en barley wine, til det er den for tørr. Minner mest om en kraftfull belgisk blondine. Alkoholen er holdt eksemplarisk godt skjult.
RichardGretton (4589) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown cloudy looking beer, with a very sweet alcohol aroma. The flavour is malty with a slight liquorice aftertaste. A good beer, better than most barley wines.
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour, white, quickly deminishing head leaving no lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, peach, nuts and perfume. Flavour is sweet malty, light hops, citrus peel, honey, caramel, fudge and brown sugar. Quite slick, light cloying sweetness, quite like honey. Finish caramel and citrus peel. Not bad, but expected a bit more.
(From 500mL bottle @ home)