rxeight (1193) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish pour I guess. Can’t tell it’s dark in here. This is in the hoppy side for a barleywine. Floral hops. Caramel. A bit of the barleywine flavors. Everything is pretty subtitle.
jflopsu (498) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with thick light brown head. A modest caramel, malt, dried fruit aroma. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, malts, dark alcohol, and dark fruits. A slight bitterness from malts and hops.
Gaultier (189) - SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Nedre Mölla 12/4-14. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Humlig, bär, fruktig, karamell. Smak: Humlig, bär, viss fruktighet, karamell, sötma, rejäl beska. Medelfyllig till fyllig, lång avslutning med framförallt rejäl beska samt även alkoholvärmande & lite spritigt stickig.
SimonTja (221) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany, amber, amazing head for 10%. Aroma is a bit smoke, some soy sauce, very boozy, but some nuttiness and a decent malt background. Aroma meets first with a hop burst, this feels a bit like a very old double ipa with a really big malt background... but it’s boozy, like - really boozy, and it’s kinda offputting... it has a decent hop profile, it’s more towards resiny, and the malt body is quite nice, it could be a bit sweeter though, I would feel it would balance the beer out a bit more.
chribban (160) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, mahognyred, clear beer with a two finger high, beige, creamy, flyffy head.
Nose: Caramel malt, toffee, dried fruit, black pepper, red berries, vanilla and orange.
Taste: Orange peel, sweet caramel, herbs, dark fruit, apricot, syrup, raisin and hops.
Mouthfeel: Complex body with small but tingling carbonation and a great bitterness from all the hops. Long after you swallow the beer you feel the bitternes growing in your mouth. Really good!
10.2 % ABV that’s well hidden in the bitterness and hoppy taste.
This is absolutely one of my favorite barely wine.
sudomorph (499) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dec 2011. Pours a nice, deep ruby with a thin, off white head. Aroma has big notes of raisin, dark fruits, caramel, and mild hops. Taste is sweet with a subtle bitter. Caramel, bread, dark fruits, and slightly hoppy with a nice, alcohol warmth. Full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy mouth feel but tasty. Overall very nice. Sweet but not overdone. Would get again. Not sure how it would be fresh.
rdixon77 (602) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, hefty barleywine. Deep copper color. Complex nose with bready sweetness giving way to hops. Some booze and raisons as well. The taste adds a hop dryness and sweet caramel malts, well balanced. Pretty nice mouthfeel, low carbonation and smooth. Great stuff.
Experiment_Ale (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Great Divide with Stephen. Pours maroon ruby red. Aroma is bread caramel, cardboard. Taste is caramel malt, cardboard, bread.
GriffDaddy (62) - - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, dark copper pour. Thin head quickly disappeared. A later, more aggressive pour made for a long lasting tan head. Very heavy, sweet, honey aroma, a hint of floral, perhaps orange blossoms. Lighter on the palate than expected, long, bitter finish. Kind of one dimensional with a sweet beginning and bitter end, not much interesting in the middle. Alcohol nicely hidden. Would I drink again? yes. Would I order again? probably not.
arojewski (49) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps one of the most intriguing and best aromas I’ve noted so far. Hoppy with maybe a citrus note? Not overly biting for the style, overall very well done.