Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle with a green-wax 2010 release, pours a deep amber with a nice off-white foamy head, very nice lacing. Smells strongly like a typical barley wine while pouring. Once in the glass, aromas of malts and alcohol, some caramel, rather sweet. Taste is quite complex. Dull at first sip, crescendoing to a sweetness, and mellowing into a bitterly hoppy finish. Notes of caramel malts and alcohol, citrusy hoppy, smooth to start and rough to finish. Clearly, more care is put into brewing this beer than the cover girl puts into her appearance. Thumbs up.
hallinghansen (2107) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with plovmand. Bottle with yellow wax. Hazy amber body with a tiny head. Plums, raisins, brown sugar, crackers, dark fruit. Smooth and soft. Really delicious despite the 7 years of age.
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Yellow wax. Shared with Hallinghansen. It pours hazy deep Amber with a medium off white head. Loads of sweet cracker like malt and hops with dried fruity notes. The flavor is really malty with rich nutty and caramel notes. Ripe dried fruits and sweet biscuits. I find a mysterious off notes I can’t describe but he’ll it’s 8 years old. Still going strong!!
Warped_Silver (87) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy brown orange. Hoppy, citrus, ripe fruit. Medium body, cotton candy, citrus taste. Great beer.
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baraciisch (2025) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle courtesy of warpedsilver... Caramel amber brown in color... Aroma of raisins, tomato, dark fruits.... Flavor of overripe fruits, raisins, caramel, oak... Light citrus hop notes that persists onto palate... Amazingly good
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bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
APPEARANCE - Ruby red clear, lacking head.
NOSE - Clearly a barely wine. Good age smell.
FLAVOR - Smooth as my backside.
NOTES - Excellent barley wine. I hear it's better at 3 years than 8 (thanks Shigegado).
AndySnow (4087) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle, 2009 vintage..
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, citrus, apricots, mango, alcohol, peach, tropical fruit.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, tropical fruit, grass, hops,
nsquishee (615) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bomber. Pours dark amber with some sediment near the end. Aroma of orange peel, honey, hops, and prune. Tastes very smiling and sweet with an aggressive, hoppy/boozy bitter finish. Flavors of brown sugar, orange, hops, and slight dark fruit hints. Very nice sipper.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"style-wise this sure seems like an english style. sweet toffee and caramel flavors and aroma, some fruit too. way more than the hops, which were just enough to balance it. very well done. no idea what the vintage was. thanks pfoxyjohn. "
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Man how they do this, so rich yet so hoppy, not bitter astringent hoppy but big fruity mango hoppy, then such a big rich malt backbone. Worthy of a 6
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 red wax. Pours copper with a thin white head. Aroma of big malt, caramel, butterscotch, and maple. Taste is malty with a touch of hop bitterness. This is a malt bomb but in a good way.