Ktwse (2600) - - OCT 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Pours dark brown, almost black. No head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, corinthians, chocolate, dark berries, port. Just amazing! Taste is equally fantastic. Looong, sweet opening with roasted malt, toffee, vanilla, before a slight hoppiness leads into a long alcohol and port finish. Creamy, oily, thick body. Bottles aged for three to four years have had very low carbonation, whereas fresher bottles have been fairly rich in carbonation. Any way you have it, it’s an absolutely amazing beer!
McNeillR (1632) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ambery brown with a slight ringed head. Nose is bullish coconut and booze with a sidestep of sweetness. Initial taste is a leanly bitter, lush sweetness and fades with a sweet BBQ. Soft carbonation and vibrant lingering mouthfeel. Finishes softly sweet, nice coconut buzz.
Bottle, Cotteridge Wines Whole Lotta Rosie Tasting
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is nutty. chocolate, tootsie roll, toffee, dried fruits, dark fruit, prune. Similar taste, toffee, tootsie roll, wood, vanilla, coconut, dried fruit, sherry, dates. Sweet and bitter
allmyvinyl (5718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of wood, bourbon, prunes. Taste is more of the same. Hot finish.
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, coconut, wood, taste is similar, sweet, chewy.
Saeglopur (814) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml corked bottle from Beergium.com
Black body, with a tiny, quickly disappearing, brownish head.
Delicious, rich aroma of bourbon, oak barrel, coconut, vanilla, red wine, some chocolate, booze.
Taste is pretty alcoholic, with bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, liquorice, dark and dried fruits.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes alcoholic, warm, pretty astringent, with bourbon, coffee, bitter chocolate, some dark fruits and long-lasting barrel notes.
Tasty, heavy sipper. The nose is amazing, while the taste doesn’t fully live up in my opinion, too much alcohol, but still very enjoyable. A bit less alcohol and this would be quite perfect for me. Overall a great Barley Wine, but not the best I’ve had.
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin head that clings to the edges. Mild carbonation and boozy vanilla aroma. A bit thin for the style. I like the complexity in the boozy flavor.
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lillunken (40) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Underbar doft av sötma, ekfat, Bourbon, dadlar, fikon och russin. Smaken liknar doften med tillägg av en värmande alkohol och en munkänsla som balanserar fint mellan oljig och tunn. En av mina favoritöl, mycket, mycket god.
BIK89 (26) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Testad på Linköping Beer Expo. Grumligt mörkbrun färg. Inget skum. Mycket doft av torkad frukt och tydliga toner av bourbon. Lite toner av vin i smaken blandat med vanilj och dadlar. Mycket god!
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Dark fruitynyess, vinous notes, some oak with bit of chocolate on the side in aroma. Nice. Vanilla and sweet brown sugary syrup too. Rich. There’s a nice mix between toffee and chocolate together with some dark fruityness in taste. Ripe plums and raisins covered with a whiff of smoke in finish. A really smooth one, and good tasting too.
yngwie (14905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. A very dark brown one, almost flat, but with some beige bubbles. The aroma has lots of dried fruits and alcohol. Prunes, some caramel and chocolate, hints of molasses and raisins. It’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, with some bitterness in the back, trying to deal with the sweetness. Prunes, raisins, caramel, some molasses and chocolate in the flavor. Lasting finish with loads and loads of flavors. It wouldn’t hurt to have this one at a slightly lower ABV, but it’s sure a lovely one anyway. 150314