Ignaciorg (27) - - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep redish brown with a firm, staying, creamy, white to off-white head. Aroma has dark chocolate, raisins, plums, apricot, light vinious, somewhat resiny. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good sweetness with firm bitterness. Apricot, peach, citrus. Deep milky chocolate, grainy, some cocoa-milk, raisins, vinious and warming. Soft roasted in the finish. Lovely beer.
Cunningham (5000) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Lovely deep amber color with a small off white layer. Do not bother if there are no head! No need for that.
Aroma: Caramel, vinous, toffee, some hoppy notes and fruity.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Toffee syrup, oak, hoppy, vinous and fruity. Well masked (but warming) alcohol.
Overall impression: I have not been a great fan of Barley Wine. Maybe until now. Well this one is highly recommendable for anyone. Perfect evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle at SOT Bar & Burger in Trondheim, Norway.
MayumiH (208) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Sweet aroma. Rich, malty and dark fruit sweetness with a boozy alcohol presence. Strong and warming. Lovely.
NBird (429) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks..dark murky amber, sml- med think head.
Smells.. big caramel roasty malts, honey, candy, slightest green spice hint
Tastes..big smooth roasty malts, candied honey, caramel, boozy stone fruit, boozy citrus bitterness at finish.
danielyabu (1290) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
average fizzy light brown head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. sparkling hazy medium-particled thick dark reddish-amber body. aroma: moderate malt caramel, light hoppy. if: very light sweet moderate bitter. ff: very light sweet harsh bitter; long duration. palate: medium full body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish. Amargor lupulado (escalante, lembrando carqueja) logo de cara, como indicava o aroma. Desvirtuamento do estilo. Decepção total, principalmente em comparação com a obra-prima Torst Front Room, da mesma cervejaria.em um teste as cegas, diria que estou tomando uma double IPA, nunca um BW. Disfarça bem o teor alcoólico de 10%. Leve caráter de malte no background. Ao considerá-la na variante americana, apresenta certo caráter frutado, que é maciçamente subjugado pelo lúpulo. De acordo com o BJCP, ´Difere de uma Imperial IPA no fato de que os lúpulos não são extremos, o malte é mais avançado, o corpo é mais rico e tem mais personalidade.” Neste caso, a única diferença foi no corpo, este sim, digno de um BW. Baixíssima drinkability. Não recomendo aos amantes do estilo tradicional.10 s
BlackHaddock (4275) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
24th Jan 2015. Keg pour at Cotteridge Wines before the RateBeer bottle exchange. Not a great idea to have such a strong brew so early, but a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do! Anyway, I like Barley Wines. Poured a slightly hazy brown with a small but lasting head. Aroma and taste are all about malty molasses with both toffee and caramel to the fore in both the nose and flavour, plenty of alcohol too, especially in the finish.
beeratarian (120) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish dark copper with very thin, off white head. Aroma of sweet dried fruit and alcohol ester. Flavor is sweet, bitter and alcohol. The hops try to cut through the sweetness and alcohol burn but are beat back with a somewhat cloying sweetness. The end is very bitter and lasting. Lots of alcohol and not very quaffable. It’s like a really bitter eisbock. Different stuff here!
Garry_Evans (47) - HONG KONG - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big bold hoppy barley wine. 12floz bottle from The Bottle Shop Hong Kong. Dark brown with beige head. Toffee, liquorice, almost stony aroma. Soft palate with medium carbonation. Intense flavours of raisins, burnt toffee, nutty malt. Warming, very boozy, intense flavours.
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s_hartshorne (1883) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg cotteridge wines. Muddy brown thin head aroma is lots of malts dark fruits caramel taste same lots of warming alcohol. Nice chewy body. Very good.
tommann (2922) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Cotteridge Wines, Brum. Pours hazy dark brown with a small head. Aroma is rich caramel, toffee and molasses. Taste has toffee to start with a heavy molasses and alcohol finish.
imdownthepub (10771) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham, Cotteridge Convention. Dark copper with white head. This was heavy stuff, big on the alcohol front, malt lead, intense on the palate and bitter. A little over the top for me but still decent.