DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Capones. Pours clear ruby with tan head. Nose is caramel malt, molasses, spirits, oak, syrup, hops. Tastes rich, complex, heavy caramelly, with notes of honey, molasses, hops, spirits, oak, and a smooth finish.
Garrold (3927) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Magic Rock Tap. Clear, ruby tinged, amber. Ring, and a film, of off white head. Nose has sweet, honeyed, stewed fruit hop. Rich, sweet, lightly spicy malts. Notes of dried vine fruits. Some stone fruit. Taste is sweet, rich, and vinous. Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel. Long, chewy sweet, vinous finish. Very nice, dangerously drinkable, not overly complex, barley wine.
Jorn69 (2551) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Blue session 20160513. Malty and fruity, caramely and sweet. The finish is fruity, sweet and caramely with alcoholic notes.
olsvammel (5603) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at CBC 2016. Sweet fruity smell with toasted sugar. Similar taste, sweet and malty. Tasty but also a bit boozy.
martin00sr (2453) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @CBC16. Clear, dark amber, small light beige head. Aroma has wood, berries and light vanilla. Sweet flavour, wood, malt and vanilla. Quite sippable.
Douberd (4538) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Gigantic Massive!) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 12%
Deep red ruby colour on the body, clear, with a small but thick beige head sitting on top, with good retention.
Aroma of orange, cookie dough, malts, red fruits, light alcohol, light pine.
Taste begins sweet with caramel, cookie dough, malts, turns to mildly bitter with hops, light orane peel and pine, light red fruits ad alcohol in between.
Medium thick body with good carbonation, sticky palate.
Very good and easy to drink in spite of the high alcohol.
Gaultier (1375) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ CBC-16, Copenhagen 13/5-16. Malty, fruity and sweet. Sweet and fruity finish.
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear reddish pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, sugary malts, caramel and some pine. Flavor is very sweet, fruity, caramel and sugary. Huge body. Heavy stuff.
Mister_Li (744) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trübes rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, reichlich süß, Karamell, fruchtig, Dörrobst.
fiulijn (18445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver; 12 oz
Dark mahogany color with barely any head. This is not your typical American Barely wine: aroma and flavor are very "fruity", it’s sweet but not cloying, it’s malty but without heavy toffee presence, fruity caramel, no fresh oak/bourbon/vanilla, not nutty, moderately bitter, with gentle alcohol warmth in the final.
More similar to strong Belgians, such as Stille Nacht pre-2003, than to Barley Wines.