Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, burnt wood brown. Banana on the nose, some other fruit, and alcohol. flavor is just off, nothing like a good barley wine should be. Weak
allmyvinyl (1108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle at home. Pours clear copper brown, no head. Aromas of syrup and cough medicine, heavy caramel. Taste is mostly more sweetness, but a light herbal bite at the end. More like a British barley wine than a US one. Very nice on a cold winters night.
k2cr2o7 (49) - SPAIN - DEC 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza tipo Barley Wine. Color marrón oscuro con capa de espuma blanca casi inapreciable, gasificación media. Olor dulce y acaramelado. En boca se nota el alcohol, con toque también acaramelado y con notas a plátano y chocolate. El final es dulzón.
__Rb81 (20) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Red-brown with small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Thick and oily. Taste of sweet malts and alcohol. Warming aftertaste.
dlbeer (589) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour with cream colored head. Smells very sweet. Tastes sweet on the front with an alcohol burn finish. Very good
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Salamiwami (31) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep deep red color with almost no head. Smells and tastes like plums and currents. Warms you up as you drink it and the booze certainly isn’t going to sneak up on you. Solid overall barley wine.
graham_murphy (159) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer and I have a history. Almost ruined me at a friend’s wedding a few years ago when I failed to read the ABV before drinking a few. I raved about the taste then and I still do now. For me it’s like a port. Very sweet, with caramel and biscuit from the malt, with a little carbonation and a big wine warmth. One for a cold winter’s night!
Maverick34 (1912) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small bottle. Mahogany with tiny head. Booze, yeast and some ripened fruit along with vanilla notes. Good
jbruner (1722) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle shared thanks to Paul! Pours a translucent golden brown with thin ring of tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is faint, caramel sweetness is about all I get. Taste is caramel up front, grainy biscuit middle, sweet ending. Not hot at all, no real booziness, solid.
Haze76 (18) - - NOV 11, 2013
1.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
looks like apple cider not very good head. Odd Metallic nose, so far very odd tasting beer. Not impressed at all so far..well i gets its ok. I’m just not used to this odd taste so I’m not going to rate this bad.
Abijen (925) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red orange clear beer with a good creamy white head. Smells fruity, sweet and malts. Tastes fruity, bit vanilla, spicey and some alcohol. Long bitter aftertaste. Thick body, low carbo and a sticky texture. Strange beer. I do like the taste but not the aftertaste.