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.
Darwenus (808) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, copper brown with very little foam. The aroma is lots of sweet stuff; honey, vanilla, molasses, pecans. The flavor is really rich and sweet. All of the sweet notes from the aroma are right up front, and then there’s a tingle from the hops at the end. One of the better Flying Dog beers I’ve had.
kermis (9560) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared, around 7 years old. Hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of rich overripe dark fruits, caramel, toffee, molasses, raisins and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and above moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. This one has aged pretty graciously.
beertholomeus (1569) - California, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a burnt reddish brown color with a khaki head. Caramel, toffee, oak, raisin, molasses, toast and light chocolate aroma and flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Oak, toffee, caramel, toast and booze finish. 2015 bottle.
Fules (315) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Közepes, tartós, bézs színű hab, sötétbarna szín. Illata pörkölt malátás, enyhén konyakos. Ize karamellás, pörkölt jegyeket mutat, enyhe édes és savanyú felhangokkal. Sajnos az alkoholt nem sikerült elrejteni. Utóíze alkoholos, pörkölt malátás és egy picikét kesernyés.
voyageurmike (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barleywine is not a favorite style, but this is a decent big beer. Booze notes predominate, licorice more in the taste than the aroma. Reddish brown and full bodied, with a lingering aftertaste I did not exactly savor.
chucklemation (1203) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, raisin, and bubblegum. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, and raisin. Hides the alcohol very well. Has a thick body, almost syrupy finish. This is good.
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.355l from Only good beer Budapest Hungary.Taste at Ramada Budapest 16.12.2015. Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Aroma pretty much spice, molasis, plum.Taste burned sugar, dark fruits,some chocalte,licorice,spices, good hidden alcohol, apricot and yeasty finish.
zizzybalubba (1749) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (2015 Vintage). Muddy brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of graham cracker, chocolate, and faint tangerine. Taste is very malt forward with chocolate, star anise, and toffee upfront as notes of wet grass and tangerine peel creep up from the background. Moderate warmth and lingering bitterness. A good English-style barleywine.
pityu (487) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Light brown colour, large foamy beige head with excellent retention and lacing. Sweet malty aroma with toffee, dried plum, dates, hints of honey and raisins. Taste of dried red fruits, raisins, honey and rich grainy maltiness. Nice fruity hops, decent lingering bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture, complex and rich maltiness. Highly recommended american style barley wine.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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