SVD (331) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, Dark cola like beer with a small off white head, aroma and taste of Liquorice (confectionery), some malts,my first barley wine but daaaamn this stuff is awesome.
superspak (1928) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2012 vintage. Pours very hazy dark reddish brown color with a small cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, raisin, prune, biscuit, light chocolate, light roast, floral, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, raisin, prune, chocolate, light roast, floral, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, raisin, prune, light roast, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity and balance of dark malt and fruity notes; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent barleywine! Great complexity and balance of dark malt and fruity flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Rrauth (916) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From Beerlicious iphone app: roasty licorice aroma red and hazy with a frothy head medium sourness that sits long on the palate Oily thick lively
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JanEric (919) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown to black, almost no head. Aroma has caramel, sweetness, candy. Sweetish taste, alcoholic, full bodied. Alcohol shows a little bit too much p, I know nices barley wines. Too heavy.
lachneger (131) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zo die Amerikanen kunnen er wat van heerlijk biertje. Mooi donker met een robijn gloed. Zoet smaak( perfecte verhouding) flinke body. Een aanrader
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MichaelBruch (2308) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One again a nice Flying Dog. Starting off thick with a load of plums in the nose and hops in the first taste. Some big carbo ending with a decent bitter finish. Full bodied with alcohol in the aroma. Nice one and quite different as being a bit sweetish with that high abv.
McTapps (2355) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out of the bottle in a light cloudy dark red colour with very low head and medium body. Nose of ripe plums and malt. Taste of mild hops, light malt, nuts, plums, chocolate and light whiskey. Light sour hints. Fruity-dry finish. I enjoyed it a lot - it was quaffable and nice to drink.
Dommod2011 (697) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First beer of the day. Yesterday. Dark amber pour. Big drink. Great day featuring this malty monster. Tasted of malts. ABL in attendance.
DavidWoodruff (385) - Windsor, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with amber highlights - hazy. thin white head. Chocolate malt ball aroma with just a hint of marzipan. Tastes just like it smells. Malty, boozy and yummy. Viscous with long malt finish.
HopRedHead (293) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a short, fluffy khaki head. Nose is lots of toffee, dark fruits and honey. Sipped alongside an old foghorn, and it tasted a lot darker. Dark toffee, plum, booze, honey and caramel were all big in the taste. Also a dark, salty cocoa aftertaste. Lingering hop bitterness. Big barleywine, not to be approached lightly!