hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rerate: This got a bit better after sitting in stores for a couple months. Much smoother with spices and hints of spruce and pine. Original: Very interesting brew--has a bitter ’wild berry’ bite to it, but as it warms up the malt and roasted flavors kick in.
weihenweizen (1197) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown, bottled on October 23, 2012, bottle poured into a english pint glass. Pours dark brown with crimson hue and small off-white head. Little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and off aroma. Taste is robust heavy caramel malt, spice, quite a bit of herbal hops. Not that great and heavy.
kerenmk (1241) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks avrashi. Ruby red colour, wine, deep berry and caramel aroma, tastes sweet in an alcoholic sort of way. No carbonation, full body, alcoholic finish. Not amazing.
OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a dark ruby/garnet color with a light tan head
S - Bready and yeasty, toffee and caramel, strawberry. As it warms plums, sweet oaky bourbon, caramelized brown sugar. Bits of lacing.
T - Dense toffee malt, pecans, brown sugar, strawberries, notes of vanilla, citrus and mint hops bring in a crisp bitterness. A light caramel/maple sweetness coats the entire mouth while barley dominates the palate.
M - Full chewy body, crisp and smooth at different stages, warming.
This should be in a catagory of it’s own. I’ve always that of this as a winter Barleywine. Start with a semi-cold one and let it warm completely. This beer really transitions and becomes complex when warm. I’ve always had it fresh as it’s so hard to age because I always end up drinking it.
Serving type: bottle
zvikar (2068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks avrashi. Pours deep red with a beige head, aroma of honey, toffee, werthers original, rounded mouthfeel, flavor is roasted with dried fruits and chocolate, medium bodied
DSG (3978) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks avrashi. Clear deep amber color. Malty aroma with caramel, a bit of earthy hops, slightly floral, and a bit of fruitiness. Sweet malty and caramelly flavor with a bit of hops bitterness, slightly stale, and a bit of fruitiness. Medium-bodied.
budznsudz (337) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a small cream head. Aroma of figs, brown sugar, caramel, spice, and molasses. Taste is light fruit, spice, figs, and caramel malt. Solid.
barbarino2000 (53) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like molten carmel. Tastes sweet and smooth. A pleasant surprise. I like this a lot. Great Divide ... Quality brews.
rauchbierlover (452) - Roma, ITALY - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/ruby body with a minimal white head. Aroma is spicy, some liquor, ripe fruits. Taste is malty, with a pleasant and moderate hoppy presence. Dry long finish
EtTuCthulhu (459) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer’s aroma was strongly reminiscent of roasted malts and clove, and the appearance combined a brownish red color and a small off-white head. Indeed, these first impressions prepare you completely for the taste, which is quite sour, slightly sweet, and a touch umami, as well as the palate, full body, thin texture, soft carbonation, and long finish. Although it wasn’t be best beer out there, it was still really enjoyable and pleasant.
Richswede (4) - - APR 13, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely barley wine. Sweet smell and taste but it tastes very good it is almost as nice as a rochefort 10