X (121) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 vintage. Really decent bawley wine. Lots of toffee, a touch of sherry and with just a trace of woody/spicy hops. Paired exceptionally well with snicker-doodle cookies.
RuneStumo (2423) - Haugesund, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
18.02.2015. On tap at Taproom nr. 307, New York, USA. Dark brown colour with a thin layered off-white head. Its so rich that it tastes something when you put your nise to it. Very rich. Its so rich that we could talk about Saudi oil sheiks at the same time. Well ok. Dark malts, alcohol and sweetness. Very much flavours of malt. Rich in alcohol with an abv of 13%. Aftertaste is malt and alcohol. Fantastic good beer!!!!
Werckmeister (981) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by Saeglopur at Vienna Tasting 02/2015. Thanks Thomas.brown color, almost no head, smells malty sweetness, brown sugar, liqueur, chocolate, alcoholic. full body, coconut, wood, alcoholic, liqueur, raisins, dried fruits. sweet alcoholic finish. good stuff.
Saeglopur (1116) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from bier-deluxe.de.
Dark copper body, with a small, creamy, slightly yellow head.
Complex aroma of chocolate, caramel, wood, coconut, vanilla, dark and dried fruits.
Taste follows this, also very complex and with even more smooth coconut.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes malty, alcoholic, smooth.
Delicious! Heavy, complex, dark, full - simply a big beer! Also quite unique, with lovely, smooth coconut notes. The best Barley Wine I’ve had so far!
subin (3) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Vanilla, malty, licquor, sweeter than hoppy. At SFBW Toronado. Chocolate tones, modest aftertaste.
Gurthnar (3171) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Aroma toffeeish, biscuity, lots of sweet malt. Very clear reddish woody brown colour. Taste is very rich malty, toffee, caramel, lots of coconut, woody, really really delicious. Inspirational beer.
MisoW (2321) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Wien tasting 02/2015. Shared by Seaglopur, many thanks. Pours reddish color, lightly beige small head. Aroma of honey, red fruits, caramel, alcohol. Taste is sweet, honey, chocolate, coffee, red fruits, mostly raspberries, wood, whisky, coconut. Really nice sweet fruity finish.
Cuso (6094) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Bottle, kindly shared by Saeglopur, many thanks. Dark chestnut brown color with medium off-white head. Nice aroma of dark malt, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits. Sweet taste with caramel, malt, red fruits, vanilla, bourbon, raisins, coconut. Long alcoholic finish. Tasty.
skmikeg (1359) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours murky reddish brown with a half finger tan head with some lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, bourbon, oak, caramel, sweet malts, molasses, rum raisins, brandy, and some light booze. Taste is bourbon, dark fruits, rum raisins, brandy, caramel, sweet malts, toffee, oak, and some booze. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, oily mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, semi hot, warming, long, lingering. Overall, a excellent barley wine that is just a tad below the best of the style.
Dr_Fellini (899) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear medium brown reddish mahogany color with a thin tan head. Aroma is lots of vanilla and bourbon with molasses and brown sugar. Flavor is big caramel malts with a creamy bourbon and vanilla character. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel, long lingering molasses, brown sugar, vanilla. Absolutely wonderful!