rcmatthews (10) - USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste improves as it warms, like you would expect. It’s not great, but its not too bad either. Fairly sweet, and smells like it too. I didnt really get any chocolate or cherry flavors, just an overpowering sweetness. Decent brew, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again, since it was relatively expensive for a four pack. Worth a try though.
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Horn dog pours a deep, murky root beer brown body that has many small floaters, the thin tan cap didnt leave hardly any lace. Aromas of dark sweet fruits like fig, plum, cherries and alcohol all showing up. Flavors of malts, bread, with slight fruit hints showing up, it was very sweet with an alcohol finish. Although it did have many flavors none stayed too long (no aftertaste), it wasnt as big or complex as other barleywines but that in itself isnt a bad thing. This might be a good ’starter’ for folks trying this style for the first time. Overall i thought it was pretty good and worth a try, but i probably wont get it again. Originally rated on 11/25/08.
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hyvin niukka, mitätön vaahto. Punertavan ruskea olut, haisee hiivalle ja maltaiselle. Erittäin makea ja imelä olut, vain pieninä annoksina. Makean katkera jälkimaku. Maistuu sahdille.
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown with reddish ruby. Aroma: honey malts, slightly spicy with dried fruits (figs, raisins, dried plum), marsala. Taste: nectar, sweet honey, dried fruits, raisins and dates malt, caramel, sweet sherry.
nybol (1427) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jeg forventer en god oplevelse nĺr den stĺr pĺ bygvin, eller barley wine.
Jeg kan ikke finde det helt store der adskiller den her fra andre barley wine, intens smag, fyldig og let spritet. En rigtig barley wine!
Darwenus (885) - 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 (10784) - Where the wild whales are, 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 (1703) - 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 (791) - 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 (283) - 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 (1425) - 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.