koleminer20 (1863) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. This 7 oz bottle was shared by Ryan at the end of the night. The pour is a nice mahogany brown with a light brown lace and no lace to be found. The aroma is pretty good. There is a lot of brown sugar and dark fruits. It has a little caramel and a decent sweetness that starts to dominate, nearing a bit cloying. The flavor is much sweeter than the nose leads on. There is a lot of honey present that I’m not crazy about. The mouth feel is decently thick, with a light carbonation and a cloyingly sweet lingering finish. Decent, but I’m not that big of a fan
likeatrainwreck (397) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby with a thick tan head. Big sweet malty, fruity aromas and flavours. Dried fruit, caramel, mild bitterness, slick, oily, boozy. A sipper for sure, but very good.
ianwelby (987) - SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby beer with a thin, brownish head and a strong, fruity aroma. Flavour is fruit, a bit of apple in there I think as well as something lighter and citric to lend it a bit of balance. Rich maltiness to it as well. It tastes its strength and is very much a sipper but it’s rich, hearty and very drinkable.
TorbenJensen (1435) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very beautiful and (unusual for type) coarse foam at this beautiful deep red barley. Smells of fresh fruit, light malt and very little hops. Tastes of lovely fresh fruit. Raisin, plum and tangerine. An unusually delicious barley that can safely be stored for many years with advantage. The flying dog amazes again ......
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a bbq. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is caramel, toffee, berries, taste is similar, dry, sticky.
Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with red hues, pleasant sweet malt and spicy, floral hop aroma. Taste is sweet caramel, burnt sugar, licorice. Full bodied, alcohol present but not overbearing. A little sweet for my liking but a well crafted brew.
9er (87) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 Growler at 5’o Clock Wines and Spirits in Owings Mills. Sweetish blend of carmel, malts and rasins make this a nice brew. Pours a deep amber and golden hue with a modest head, yeilding to a permeable amount of sugars and well balanced alcohol. Slightly piney sensation on the swallow and crispy, yet quite mature, semi oily and full of flavor.
vjohans (666) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramell chocolate resin
Brown minimal head
Heavy sweet, medium bitter
huineman (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark hazy brown-amber with a dark thick head.
Very high intensity aromas: honey, coffee beans, banana, grass and a long etc.
Powerful, sweet’n’sour, oily and strongly bitter without being rough. Long finish. A hell of a good beer.
hfmejias (1230) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured in a dark orange/brown shade, nice light brown head and lots of spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, caramel, some dark fruits and BOOZE... Taste quite consistent, dark fruit, malts and booze. Strong, a sipper but quite well balanced and quite enjoyable. Liked it a lot.