bhensonb (13850) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy ruby/orange color with no head. Rather malty aroma with something like mild hop. Full bodied with very little carbonation. Flavor is maybe a bit vanilla. It coats the mouth a bit. Medium dark dried fruits. Really smooth. Finishes really tasty.
mcberko (13502) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, pours an opaque dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of syrupy sweet malts, caramel, some English malt notes, and some peppery spice. Flavour brings out some peppery spice, more than offset by English caramel malts and syrupy sweetness - sort of a rummy boozy sweetness to it. No hop presence whatsoever, just some peppery notes that are quite bothersome. Not so enjoyable to me - way overrated.
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)
Sweet malty aroma. Disgustingly boozy sweet body. Nice malty finish. Desperately dull, nothing can escape from the blanket of sugar and alcohol that smothers it.
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured dark hazy brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy sweet malty and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Heavy sweet flavor with a heavy bitter small alcohol finish of long duration. This is a standout beer and may indicate a change in style of brewer or a different brewmaster.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle) Cloudy copper-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, raisin, caramel, cherry, some coconut, light chocolate, smoke, butterscotch, wood. Taste is sweet, cherry, caramel, raisin, light pineapple/coconut. Finish has light smoky bourbon, enough to notice the alcohol numbing and to complement the beer itself, and thankfully, not enough to do anything more. Sticky full body with low carbonation. A hot summer evening probably wasn’t the ideal time to sample this wonderful beer, but I’m glad I did anyhow.
Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2010 vintage poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, fruitiness, sherry, spice and light caramel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, sherry and dried fruit with a smooth lingering sherry finish.
HenrikSoegaard (12932) - 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.
Benzai (12776) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home shared with DutchDrebus. Ruby red color, almost no head. Smells a little like barleywine to me. Little sweet, little sour, little wort, malts and grains in the taste. Oily texture. Decent.
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel with dried fruits, tangerine, vanilla and cinnamon. Sweet fruity and spicy flavour, with a hint of alcohol and a little bitterness. It has old ale qualities, but you’re never in doubt about theAmerican origin.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a murky brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of rich molasses and dark fruits. Flavor of dark fruit (dates, raisins), toasted malt, and a hint of tobacco.