jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@dmacs-750ml bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a dissipating tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-anise/licorice, roasty, secondary earthy. Taste is bourbon/wood, dark malt-anise/licorice, roasty, secondary earthy/smoke, dark fruit. 3.8
*110523- 22oz bottle-thanks to hbmason for sharing-pours a retining thin tan head and brown color. Aroma is sweet dark fruit-cherry, dark malt, bourbon. Taste is sweet dark fruit-cherry, dark malt, bourbon. 4.1
Christian (11054) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a small off-white head. Malty aroma of toffee and biscuit along with vineous dried fruit notes, some vanilla and oak. Sweet caramel and toffee dominated flavour with a creamy/milk chocolate character. Lots of oak and lots of alcohol in the finish
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Samuel Horne. Pours very black with a slight creamy head. Aroma is mostly malty with light darkish fruit hints. Full bodied. It is sweet with lots of dark fruit - more cherry than date. Bourbon and fruit. Could be some floral hop. Oak seems blended in. It finishes sweet but not sticky. Liquid food. Fruit juice du jour. Lovin it.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: April 25, 2009
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and caramel aroma, lots of bourbon and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of bourbon and vanilla, light balancing oak
Date: September 16, 2011
much more the sweet vanilla and caramel, fruity,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown/red with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and toffee. Flavour is fruit, caramel, sweet, little rip fruit, toffee, hops, oak, dark fruits and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (10842) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit, tobacco and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 300911
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear brown, no head.
rather mild aroma, malty, nutty.
flavor is nice , lots of wood, vanilla, malts, spices, sweet and spicy barley wine
brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a dark, rich amber color with a small off-white (perhaps beige) head.
S: The nose has an incredibly rich fruitiness to it which I really was not expecting. Plenty of sugar, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and oak in the nose as well.
T: The nose gave this one a lot to live up to, and I’m happy to say the flavors delivered! A lot of caramel and toffee sweetness, obviously, but also some really great barrel character as well. The bourbon, vanilla, oak, and even some hop bitterness really round this beer out.
M: The body is very full with a low level of carbonation that works well here.
D: Normally you don’t associate barleywines with easy drinking, but this one is so smooth and delicious that it’s easy to keep going back for more. I can’t wait until this is bottled.
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at THE Barley Wines Tasting - London. Many thanks to Bruce for this one. Pours mostly clear ruby-amber with a frothy, off-white foam head. Lots of brown sugar and toffee in the nose, some dark fruits, grapes, moderate roasty wood. Big sweet flavor, some alcohol punch, toasted caramel, dried berries, boozy wood, slight caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Modest heat to finish with toasty sugars, lightly torched wood, some sticky brown sugar, light earth. Strong but quite good throughout. Nice depth and intensity.
Travlr (10580) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Depp and clear ruby color, small beige edge head. Aroma is boozy vanilla and pancake syrup. Taste is carbonated tawny port, whiskey, dark fruits. Very nice.