SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Last beer of the tasty day .. . pours a dark mud .. foam is decent .. . very tasty, molasses, caramel, cupcake, caramel, and burnt caramel with light plum .. . good stuff .. . calmer than you are.. . calmer than you are...
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of this IPA-ish looking barley wines. Thick and chewy, hops present and assertive. Pretty decent but very middle of the road.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of After4ever, thanks Tom, I have had this in my cellar since one of our first trades... It’s Batch 5, 2004 and now it’s January 2010. The color is dark amber and the head is creamy. The aroma has notes of caramel, wood, fruit, light licorice, raisin and the finish is slightly bitter and citrussy. It’s a really nice BW, slightly more hoppy than most.
neepsntatties (1245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at Bailey’s Taproom’s Cellar Fest (2010). Colour... VERY cloudy! This stuff looks like unfiltered apple cidre! Nose... Toffee fest!! And plenty of dates, too! Palate... delicate CO2, loads of dark toffee, dried citrus peel, pine resin, a slight hint of oxidation but not enough to pull away from the otherwise delightful flavour!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fish Brewing Company--Leviathon Barleywine--Reel Ale--Artist Series--2006 Release--12 oz. Bottle--10.00% ABV--65 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Barleywine--Sediment hint. Mild lace head. Cloudy bright rich amber orange color. Tangy mild hop spice front. Smooth rich hot caramel mild sweet fruit body. Mellow ester notes. Rich hot hop EtOH tangy smooth end. Sampled 8/16/2006.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botle ’04. POurs brown. Nose is sweet fruits, some roastiness, earthy hops, some sherry notes. Flavor is sweet fruits, plum, mild oxidization, earthy, toffee. Very nice!
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a caramel brown color with thin tan head. Aroma is malty and boozy with notes of caramel, toffee, phenol, light floral esters. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, alcohol, caramel, some hints of toffee and floral esters. Medium body with a lightly boozy finish.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, raisin and plum. Vineous. Flavour is sweet caramel, light alcohol, nice hoppy balance.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Deep red-amber color with a small, light beige head. Big fruity malt aroma, with some caramel, dried figs and light hops. The flavor is so bitter that almost no malt comes through, just bitterness and a vague herbal hop flavor. Bitter to the point of harsh astringency on the palate. This one just really did not agree with me at all. Maybe a few years would have helped mellow things, but I already got a hint of oxidation in the aroma.
illidurit (2174) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of SamGamgee. Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with an ecru head. Aroma is caramel-based with hop notes of orange and grapefruit, some woodiness, and a little nuttiness. Flavor is woody and earthy in addition to the sweet caramel/toffee from the nose. Bitter lingering finish, somewhat tannic and astringent. Maybe a little too ambitious with the hopping here.