reebetar1 (2) - Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2010 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
AROMA roasty, toasty hay
APPEARANCE hazy amber, acceptable head
TASTE heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, salty
PALATE full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish
OVERALL not a preferred style
HenrikSoegaard (12845) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy white good fair mostly lasting head. Orange-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter vinius flavor. Average slightly perfumed finish. A little alcoholic. Creamy palate. Not a very good barleywine.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle at The CoffeeBar. Pours hazy orange with fuzzy white head. Great aroma of pine and vanilla, hints of caramel and perfume. Great sweetness, and a touch of dry earthy bitter finish. Very solid old ale, with just a hint of alcohol. This would be absolutely amazing with just a bit more age.
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy malty aroma with some hoppy hints and some weak hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit flavor with some weak hints of hops. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish with some spicy hints in the aftertaste.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to BA Ktown67) Pours an awesome deep orange/rust color with no head at all from a vigorous pour, some bubbles rise to the top but don’t stay around long. Laces the glass extremely well. Smells very sweet. Lots of caramel in this one. Not complex, but straightforward and nice. Maybe even a little sweet smelling for a guy who loves sweet beers. Quite a bit of alcohol in the nose too. Taste is oddly up front with hops and caramel both, but somehow they’re not really balanced. They’re just both strong flavors and don’t seem to play too well together. Despite this I find the beer highly enjoyable and like how it tastes. Carbonation is really nice for the style, and the weight is just right too. I wish there had been some head to give this beer some creaminess though.
alobar (3428) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick pour of hazy copper beer with a thin white head that disappears very quickly. Lots of floaties. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruit. Lots of caramel taste with brown sugar and dark fruit sweetness and a bit of an alcohol burn at the end. Thick beer, but smooth and well-balanced. Really great offering.
BillWyce (959) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy, dark amber with almost no head. Aroma of grapefruity hops with a caramelly, sweet note underneath. Palate was somewhat thick, almost syrupy. Lingering hops bitterness up front, strong nutty sweet note underneath. Very deep flavor. Very good.
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out an opaque clear reddish brown with very little head. Smell is sweet and of alcohol. Taste does not disappoint. Very sweet and smooth, easily drinkable and very good.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong brown sugar and caramel, some cardboard, some orange syrup liqueur. Rich caramel, thin white head. Seems beyond it’s prime. Orange peel and heat, little mildewy basement.
MPA (916) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Murky amber with a beige head. Massive notes of cocoa, chocolate and caramel along with dark ripe fruits like dates, plums and figs. Also vanilla, cookie and baking spices. Sweet flavour of the aforementioned dark fruits and caramel with toasted malt, cocoa and a really solid bitterness to kick in at the end. The IBU’s in this beer isn’t apparent i aroma, which makes for a wonderfully complex beer that left me surprised, intrigued and wanting more. I can definitely recommend this.