AndresTM (350) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Complex aroma, very dark and luscious, featuring heavy notes of dark fruits, fudge, orange, and some spices. The mouthfeel is syrupy, with light carbonation and a medium-to-heavy body that can also be somewhat sticky. The taste is mostly sweet and a bit sour, but there’s a mineral bitter impression that accompanies the mostly sweet-and-sour finish. The fruity esters are prominent on the tongue, as is some honey that wasn’t that noticeable to the nose. It’s hard to detect the hops. There’s also a gentle note of juniper berries towards the end. After a few sips, a sour impression coats the oral cavity. I love it; it far exceeded my expectations. It’s not a beer for everyone, mind you—it can be a little too syrupy and sweet, if not just too strong and flavorful for those who like drier beers, and there is no hop thrill here. But what it tries to do, it accomplishes.
skatanarchy (46) - - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
친애하는 샌프란시스코 형님 브루어리. 실력파 올드스쿨. 따르자마자 엄청나게 가라앉는 침전물. 무슨 한약 내리는줄 앎. 코냑-레드와인 류의 시작, 입안에 온통 쌍화탕 냄새 ㅎㅎ Lexington,KY
klm1 (333) - - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown colour with no head. Aroma of fruits, some herbs, oak and yeasts. Flavour is very malty, sweet with fruity notes and with little carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. A surprisedly very good beer.
adasko (768) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best in this beer is definitely aroma. Deep, thick, sweet malty aroma, with delicate alcoholic graze. Very good solid barley wine.
arsol (724) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Barley Wine er ikke helt min favorittype. Rødbrun i fargen med bra luftig skum. Lukter noe fruktig og alkohol. Smaker litt besk og søtlig. Medium med kullsyre. Litt tørr bitter avslutning.
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 27, 2015 - bottle from Blue Max. Brownish orange pour with some head that faded somewhat quickly. Aroma was malty, caramel, dark fruit and light hops. Sweet malt and fruit dominate the flavors with a mild dry bitter finish.
thmsboyd (67) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle BBE: 12.2013 (Aged). Lightly chilled. Pours a cloudy copper scarlet with a moderate, almost greenish yellow head. Medium intensity aromas of cheese & onion, cat litter, chestnuts, almonds, sweet cherry and cranberry. A subtle red fruit, Christmas Pudding sweetness, swiftly followed by a heavy, blunt bitterness and sourness. Very full body with a thick, chewy texture. Low to medium carbonation and a touch of liquorice in the finish. Overall a delightful, sipping barley wine. Aging doesn’t do much to take the edge off its alcohol punch though.
Hallstein (220) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark red with a low head. Pretty viscous beer with aromas of caramel, sweet malt, sweet dark fruits, nuts and some slight fruity hoppiness hiding behind the big, bold malt aroma. Flavor has huge caramel, sweet malt, freshly toasted bread, toffee, slight milk chocolate and nuts. The american hops are even more in the background of the flavor. Delicious beer that i will most definitely purchase in the future.
Haavard (13) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: sweet malt, prunes, caramel
Palate: sweet, well rounded, "fluffy" feel
Taste: dark fruits, caramel, malty, well balanced
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matbli (95) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 355ml, pours clear redish with white fast falling head. Aroma of candies, red fruits, flowers and honey with a hint of grapefruit and melon. The taste makes the first impression of being very sweet, but it’s underlined by some delicate bitterness and a refreshing sourness that remains long in the aftertaste. Alcohol is good hidden and it’a very good drinkable. Imo it could be a little less liqueury, but still it’s a very pleasant one.
hskprzemek (4) - - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drink bottle version. Very nice dark red color. Nice 3/4 inch beige head.
NIce aroma and superb malty flavor. Not to sweet. Superb beer