Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the 2012 Otsuchi commemorative bomber. Aroma of molasses, apples, raisins and a hint of cotton candy. Gorgeous clear garnet beer with thin tan head. Medium to heavy sweetness. Strong but well placed alcohol. What a phenomenal collection of flavors in the finish. Raisin, molasses, leather, pipe tobacco, brown bread. Wow! The very full body is balanced by a fairly effervescent carbonation.
gkeh (174) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014. Pour is dark red, almost a cranberry juice color. Minimal head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves a ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is raisin, caramel malts, sweet brown sugar, and a little bit of alcohol sweetness. Taste is big raisin and caramel, as well as some alcohol warmth. Pretty good Barleywine, but not my fave.
Homer321 (1594) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose is chewy raisins and malt. Pour is murky brown. Taste is malty sweet with an alcohol warming. A little oxidized.
beechner224 (599) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle from mcbahkus. Pours a cloudy murky brown. Aroma is malty boost. Taste is sweet, malty, raisin, alright for being so damn old.
mr_h (2705) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle (2014 vintage) from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - clear brown, non-existent head, treacle toffee aroma, viscous, treacle toffee flavour, low carbonation
Stuartyboy (597) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a reddish brown ale with candied sugar aroma taste is dark fruits brown sugar and sweet malt carmel and toffee on the finish
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle shared with mr_h. Reddish brown, reasonable head. Barley malt aroma. Barley sugar flavour. Strong sweet alcohol aftertaste. Not my thing.
RevBFG (52) - - JUL 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours hazy copper color with tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is bready and malty. Taste is strong in malts and caramel with some fruit and a lot if alcohol tossed in for good measure. Slightly carbonated with a sticky mouthfeel. Terrific beer.
e303 (45) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter. 2014 bottle. Aged three years. Pour is copper with a tiny head. Aroma is malty and caramel sweet, a bit bready. Taste follows through but adds an alcohol burn. Finish is smooth. Good shit.
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ljthiessen (308) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Clear copper colour, small head. Bready aroma, with some fruit notes. Flavour is rich and complex, with cherry, bread, raisin and wood notes. Quite a nice barley wine.
Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Vintage 2005 - Caramel and cherry with a bit of booze. Clear copper with a thin head. Caramel with a boozy finish. Little hot and alcoholic.