Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
02í bottle from shigadeyo. Hazy medium brown, completely flat. Very vinous aroma, sherry/port, tons of alcohol. flavor has some oxidized caramel up front, huge alcohol burn. Oily thin mouthfeel.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2002)Ö Cloudy brown ale with no head. Regarding the aromatics, dried plum, vanilla and caramel really stand out with only a conservative splash of soy sauce. Full-bodied with no carbonation. Flavors of dried plum, singed caramel, dark fallen fruits and light tanginess. Finishes tangy and a touch salty. Bottle courtesy of jtclockwork!
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black tar pour. Very sweet and woody nose. Taste is pine, cedar, molasses and sweet finish. Rated 3/16/03
alexsdad06 (8254) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours a clear amber color with no head whatsoever. The aroma is sweet and malty with ample ripe fruits or pretty much what I would expect an 8 year old barleywine to smell like. The flavor is more of the same: big sweet caramel malts, ripe fruits, prunes, vanilla and signs of oxidation. This is thin for the flavors with no carbonation. I did not have this fresh, but this seems to have held up pretty well.
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red-ruby color, no head. Strawberry, cut grass, smokey wood, fruit sugar in the nose - what a mix. Liquerish palate. Sweet berries, strong wine (Finnish Gambina), some sourness, lots of Madeira wine and Moscatel. Excellent dessert wine ... err .. beer I mean. Aged very well, doesnít feel like 12% anymore.
Enjoyit (3734) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber of color with no head. An aroma of raisins and port - oxydised. A flavor that is oxydised with raisins and oily.
NosirIwont (2266) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light brown. No head. Aroma is oxydised, malty and with milky notes. Same flavour, but also a bit sour. This hasnít aged well. Yuck. 26-09-09.
HenrikSoegaard (12742) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Rocky white fair mostly deminishing head. Red amber colour. Moderate malty andhoppy oxidated aroma. Light sweetband moderate bitter flavor. Strong oxidated niotes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy almost syruply palate.
mjs (6065) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-09-24) Deep red colour and llightly hazy. No head. Malts, tiny sweetness and tawny port wine in aroma. Dry palate with very low carbonation. Vinousness, malts, lightly roastedness, raisin and light bitterness in taste. Malty and vineous aftertaste.
islay (2038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2009
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
9.3 oz. bottle. Completely uncarbonated. Sweet, wine-like, sharp, sour smell features grape, raisin, vinegar, plum, and apple cider scents. Pours a clear, bright copper with no head. Looks like tea, not beer. I was tempted to give it a 1 for appearance, but Iíll be generous. Bitter, slightly sour, salty taste features chocolate and mud/rocks/minerals flavors. Strange, dirty, offputting aftertaste. Completely flat. Medium body. Close to a drain pour. Iím sure this is not how itís supposed to taste. I used the second half of the bottle for cooking.