Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours way clearer than expected. Fills the room with the smell of watermelon candy. Small head that dissipates fast and leaves no lacing. Aroma fades into off-putting brandy and alcohol rather swiftly. Ditto with taste. Initial sweetness. Alcohol punch. Lots of brandy going on. Not that complex and not my kind of barley wine.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, vanilla, and bread. Flavor of cherry, breadiness, caramel, light herbs, and citric hoppiness.
dmac (3163) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared at Glouglouburps rooftop tasting. Poured a rather bland looking murky brown with a very small head. Aroma is a big step up from the appearance with a sticky sweetness of fresh flowers, honey and toffee. Flavor melds the aromas together nicely with some apparent alcohol coming through as well. I found this one to be pretty good but I am a sucker for barleywines.
TaktikMTL (4789) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 650 ml dégustée en compagnie de Dmac621, Dickinsonbeer, Cathschlag, MartinT, Beerbuzzmontreal et Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur de petits fruits foncés et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #1248)
Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy copper body with a small off-white ring of foam. Alcohol upfront. Caramel syrup and dry wood. Timid hops that only provide a little grassy touch at the very end. Not a bad beer but as a Barley Wine this is as lazy as an old fat cat. Appropriately named I guess.
DuffMan (5183) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber brown with a tall almond head that slowly recedes leaving delicate lacing. Rich aromas of butter toffee (very much like Werther’s Original Candies); vanilla, and apricot fruit. Smooth heavy mouthfeel, sweet with prominent creamy toffee flavours, vanilla, and some soft fruit elements. Absolutely delicious. An interesting contrast to the hopped-up American version I had by Avery the other night. For the style, I prefer Fat Cat over Avery, but both were excellent.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color with a full head. Nice malty accented nose. Loads of vanilla and sweet fruits, toffee, caramel, cake icing, orange and tangerine. Awfully complex, malty and creamy. Balanced in the oak aging. Full and concentrated. Impressively flavorful. An awfully fine beverage.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy amber coloured with a small head. Malty and sweet with notes of raisin, dark fruit, spices and hops. Very nice.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you to JoeMcPhee! This was a very full-flavored beer, enjoyed midway through our tasting yesterday. Light-orange/copper color of body, white head around the sides of the glass. Aroma is strong, filled with raisins, and very syrupy sweet. The flavor, too, retains this sweetness, but it also has a somewhat biting bitterness that is hard to get rid of in the finish.
notalush (4171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to JoeMcPhee for sharing - bright reddish copper pour with minimal head - strong cherry and strawberry esters in the aroma, with some floral hops way in the back - sweet vanilla and caramel in the flavor at first, with some notes of fruits that are too indistinct to identify - gets a little bitter and astringent afterwards, finishing a bit thin, with some metallic/copper flavor that makes it taste like I’m sucking on a penny for a few seconds after I swallow - sounds like they need to go back to the original recipe.