Pedro_Pinho (154) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red liquid with a ver lacy off white head. Aroma is citrus and hops with a hint of malt. Taste starts rather smooth, but explodes in hop biterness. Not really what I was expecting from a barley wine. This tastes more like an imperial double IPA. Very good though.
Gluepot (398) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dense light tan head on a beautiful mahogany body. Nose has an array of fruity hops malt, booze and candied fruit. Lots of good things going on in the taste profile - slightly piney hop bitterness with some berries and grapefruit, roasted caramel malt, and some spice and pepper. Sweet but not cloying. A medium dense body. Classic American Barley Wine balances but not big enough to be an all-star.
allanmb (168) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep red with good tan head. Very clear. Aroma of pine hops and malt with a hint of orange zest. Good carbonation and oily mouth feel. Taste is initially malt but then very quickly hop bitterness takes over with mild alcohol burn. A hint of wood in the profile too
johnnnniee (3740) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Mike at the Barleywine tasting.
Deep copper color off white head. Rich caramel and toffee with light pitted fruits and hints of floral earthy hop. Pretty tasty and I’m surprised I haven’t rated this before.
MichaelAwesome (6427) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klassischer Barley Wine mit einigen Früchten, etwas an Hopfen, Malz und einer leichten Nussigkeit. Süffig, einfach zu trinken, echt in Ordnung ohne groß aufzutrumpfen.
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with HenrikO, many thanks! The beer has got a deep dark brown colour with a small head and smooth body. Aroma of barley, malt and dark bread. Taste of barley, woods, hops, fruits, barrel and strong alcohol. Bitter-medicinic finish.
Eructoblaster (3802) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 12oz. Dark copper body with a thin, beige foamy/creamy head. Wonderful, robust malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar, woody, vanilla, and black cherries hints. Alcohol is not agressive. Its strong, rich, complex taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries malty, oaky, fruity, and some cinnamon notes. Ends with a long, warming, bittersweet finish. Awesome winter warmer.
CObiased (300) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - clear dark mahogany appearance with a med off white head. The aroma is mix of rich caramel and ripe fruit malts along with bitter piney hops. Huge hoppy flavor that kinda overwhelms the malt character. ABV is hidden well. Over hopped in my opinion, but still delicious.
jbruner (3924) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave good lace. Aroma of big toasted malts, caramel and earth. Taste is big caramel malts, booze, and a hint of earthy hop. Solid American barley wine.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with ruddy tones. Aroma of dates, raisins and caramel. Flavor of caramel, dried fruit, leading into a sharply bitter, yet full and sweet finish.