johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - JUN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of sweet, musty esters on the nose, although not in a cloying way. Pours a muddy brown with a vague head. The taste is rich and sweet with a big, fat, malty finish. The hops add some balance, although it remains very much a barley wine with all the sweetness and headiness that suggests. A great represenative of the style.
vjohans (370) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramell chocolate resin
Brown minimal head
Heavy sweet, medium bitter
huineman (265) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark hazy brown-amber with a dark thick head.
Very high intensity aromas: honey, coffee beans, banana, grass and a long etc.
Powerful, sweet’n’sour, oily and strongly bitter without being rough. Long finish. A hell of a good beer.
hfmejias (938) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured in a dark orange/brown shade, nice light brown head and lots of spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, caramel, some dark fruits and BOOZE... Taste quite consistent, dark fruit, malts and booze. Strong, a sipper but quite well balanced and quite enjoyable. Liked it a lot.
budedou (510) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild sweet aromas, alcohol fumes. Cloudy copper color with no head. Sweet & sour initial, honeyish mid palate, and a sweet final that fades very quickly. Medium body. An unimpressive barleywine
gripweed57 (911) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy mahogany brown color. Rich, sweet toasted malt aroma hints at black cherries and alcohol. More sweet toasted malt flavor with complex dried fruit and boozy notes. Slightly cloying with a sweet sherry like character and a touch of honey. Warming alcohol presence with every sip. Cloyingly sweet malt finish with some spicy hops.
Iskier (3) - Bieruń, POLAND - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piwo przeterminowane dwa miesi?ce. Piana drobna, szybko znika, pozostaje obr?czka. W aromacie suszone owoce. W smaku karmelek. Piwo dobre warte sprobowania.
jackafholmes (601) - - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from abbeydale beer stop. Dark amber with a bit of haze. Aroma is rich malt, caramel and cereal. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Lovely oily medium body and nice subtle carbonation. Good stuff.
John25 (955) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber, copper. Aroma is boozy malt. The taste adds toast, dark fruit, toffee, sweet sugar, and bitterness. Rich feel with a warm, sweet finish. Very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of citrus and concentrated malt aroma. A little booze an big fermented caramel. Sweet finish with light sourness. Reddish brown pour. Tap at Churchkey.
weordie (235) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby with little to no head. Aroma of sweet malt and stewed prunes. A very sweet, malt taste with a licorice middle and alcholic finish.