evergreen0199 (2893) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An amber coloured pour with a medium off white head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity, malty, spice, orange marmalade. Belgian in style. A very drinkable beer from Durham.
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mmmmm. The year of the barley wine. During which I’ve had about 3. Once every 2 months anyone? Had a necessary sweetness and lots of alcohol.
DanielBrown (4353) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash. I am growing to love Barley Wines more and more. This is quite a sweet one, with plenty of sticky malt. Inching towards sickliness, but remains drinkable. It’s big.
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pretty old I think (best before May 2014) golden apricot pour, one finger of white head. Aroma is sweet candy sugar, sticky toffee, somewhat sour also. Taste, bitter up front, which tones down quickly and gives way to some subtle hops, fizzy carbonation, soft mouthfeel, some malty sweetness but not overwhelming or rich, a little bit of butterscotch and exceptionally smooth. Overall its not going to blow you away with complexity but its well rounded, smooth and for a barley wine very easy to drink.
UXO (1394) - CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with one finger of fluffy white head settling rapidly to a compact cap and light lacing. Nose is dominated by sweet candi malt and toffee, with a little dark fruit in the background. Taste is similar, leading out with sweet malt followed rapidly by plums and raisins, with a mildly bitter finish. Mouth feel is medium to full-bodied, slick and slightly creamy, with a distinct alcohol warming.
A pleasant enough barley wine, but not a lot of depth to the flavour. The alcohol warming also tends a bit to the harsh. Decent, but not great.
Holmen1 (4694) - 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.
danlo (2378) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Cheese & Wine Shop, Darlington. Clear deep amber gold colour, foam off-white head leaving lacing and fruity aroma with raisins, apricot. Taste is sweetish, malt, toffee, warming, fruity, plus some grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering dry grassy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is wonderful, sweet caramel, malt, and yeast. The color is amber and it has a beutiful long lasting light brown head. The flavor is strong with notes of caramel, wood, alcohol, and berries. For me the alcohol is too present. But it is still a very nice beer.
johndoughty (4862) - 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.
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Cloudy amber, disappearing off white head. Intense grapefruit hop aroma. Bit of odd yeast. Bit fishy. Bit over carbonated. Carries alcohol well, but lacks malt. Hop finish is zingy and grassy. Just a bit empty, but the aroma and hops pick up the score.