FaithHealer1 (358) - - JAN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds. I think this was my first barleywine, so I’m surprised I’ve not rated it yet. Pours a deep, ruby brown, small head. Aroma is red and dried fruits, big caramel, cinnamon and other spice. Taste is sweet (particularly for an American barleywine), with caramel, treacle, liquorice, sultanas. Full bodied, lasts forever, with bitterness finally showing up then. Oooh yes.
crlnts (59) - SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small beige head. Light cola color. Rhumy, molasse, malt, figs. Alcohol warmth, syrupy, Grand Marnier. Full body. Light carbonation.
SetauketBrewer (22) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark burnt bronze pour. Negligible head. Caramel and alcohol are the Predominant aromas. Sweet caramel flavor, spread across a bready backbone. Strong alcohol presence. Could probably benefit from a little celering time. Generally, good barelywine.
Lothore (454) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a murky brownish hue with a huge, chunky head.
S- Plum, raisin, fig
T- Lots of dark fruit, fig, brown sugar, a tad cloying
M- Thick with medium-low carbonation.
D- Nice little english barleywine. Nothing too special but a solid barleywine that’s great on a cold night.
Soulved (17) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle sampled in a snifter. Pours a dark brown brew with a small light beige head with low retention and nearly no lacing. Aroma honey, bread, alcohol and lots of licorice. Taste of caramel, licorice, dried fruit. I really like the subtly sour though against all the sweetness. Very well balanced brew! Mouthfeel is warm, full and slighly creamy. Instant favorite and highly recommended. Get’s better while the temperature rises.
RW80 (341) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle
Appearance:very dark clear brown colour with small and rapidly dissappearing head.
Aroma: Sweet caramelised malts, red fruit, some candy sugar
Taste: syrupy sweet caramel, cough medicine and some figs, there is a hint of sourness gainst all this sweetness, some hops and alcohol in the finish. average carbonation, medium body
This one could be really interessting beer to cook with, I think. Which I will try.got some great idea’s. If thaat works I will be back.
Also pairs nicely with cheese.
age_jellema (30) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great deep and very rich barley wine taste. The first zip was a feast I didn’t expect the intense taste.
Beerhunter111 (5523) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichoranges Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr süß malzig, Karamell, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig fruchtig, wärmend, Karamell, alkoholisch.
mike_77 (2731) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour. Some woodiness in the aroma. Flavour has brown sugar, dried fruits and malts. It’s rich and warming.
Howlader (422) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pretty good barleywine, and definitely one of Flying Dog’s better beers - but not the greatest.
kingstoni (1343) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of berries. Slightly sour taste with medium bitterness.
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