danielyabu (1197) - Uni„o da Vitůria, BRAZIL - DEC 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 average frothy off white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. clear amber thin body. aroma: caramel, moderta melt, milk chocolate, frutas vermelhas. if: meavy bitter moderate sweet. ff: harsh bitter, moderate sweet. long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic and medium alcoholic finish (8.5abv). gosto frutas vermelhas, otimo amargor lupulo, diferenciada, toques mel. 350s.
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish color, medium head. Aroma: Malty, vanilla, dried fruits, yeast, hops.
Palate: Licorice, sweet malt notes, fruity, cherries, frutas vermelhas, bitter. Complex. Great beer.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice body with a flavor of fruity orange-like hops mixed well with sweet malts and barley. Well done.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Marvellous, quite splendid! Full and tasty barley wine. Soft and sweet with a hint of bitterness. Much less harsh than a young Fullers Vintage. This is a very special British beer. Ay, most glorious!
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-copper, noisy white head that settles quickly. Initial sniff is kind of a hot nutty aroma, but after a bit, a nice toasted caramel and plum character develops. Candy sweet flavor, a fair amount of alcohol heat, a moderately clean finish with just a touch of resiny hops. Not particularly complex, but not bad at all.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: mahogany red colour. Medium head, beige colour and persistent.
Aroma: caramels malts. Yeasty with reminiscences of sponge cake; toffee, sugar, ďalfajorĒ, vanilla and wood touches. Sweet-fruitiness of plums and figs. Liquory like cognac and whisky.
Flavor: sweet caramel malts; similar touch at aroma, candy, toffee, butterscotch, truffle and vanilla. Some spicy notes, such as cinnamon and clove. Reminiscences of ripe fruits in syrup like plums, figs and blackberries. Warming and liquory, like whisky. Finish with slight oxidize and mineralized touches. Light hoppy, slight dry from toasty malts.
Palate: medium body and semi-viscous. Light to medium carbonated.
Exquisites liquory, candy and toasty notes. Good balance. Very advisable.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber colour with frothy head. Aroma is yeast / hops / coffee. Taste is spicy / malty / caramel / roasted nuttiness. A pleasant drink. Low carbonation / dry hoppy finish.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium to light amber with short lasting white head. Aromas of fruit, malt, and alcohol. Very distinct flavour with hops, fruit, caramel, and roasted barley. Very warming palate, though the alcohol is not as well balanced as I hoped. Overall a quality barley wine.
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). From Waitrose. Lovely clear copper pour, large lasting fizzy-frothy beige head. Pretty big aroma here, alcohol, rye malt, pungent nut oil and full-on yeast and hops - I donít know which ones, but theyíre lush and I likeím. The taste follows, the booziness isnít overpowering, but itís up front and doesnít fade as do the hops after a bit - youíre left with that pungent, oily grain on your tongue for quite a while. Make it a bit less boozy and itís a world-beater ... as it is, itís a cool-weather sipper; contemplative, would be the BeerBistro classification.
Tranquillity (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beatiful colour of medium-dark mahogany, small white head. Very strong malty aroma, some toffee and menthe even. Taste a bit too much of alcohol, but is very good to enjoy after the sauna. Cheers!