cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark ruby color, aroma of toffee, bread, caramel, pine, flavors of toffee, caramel, toast, small dark fruits, pine, slightly smoky, dry lingering finish, perfect amount of bitterness, alcohol is very well hidden, full body, smooth, I really enjoyed this one
jmohno (1533) - Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky light brown. ’aroma is piney.malty day or months old bready. taste. Toasty bready, caramel, burnt, chocolate notes. Pine in finish. Heavy, somewhat syrupy, sipper. Probably floral and grapefruit in there.
bassbug66 (43) - - SEP 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old Ruffian is a hefty, hop-forward Barley Wine. Seemingly mellow at first sniff, with its subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness, this deep mahogany-hued ale quickly shows its true character marked by bold hop flavors and massive hop bitterness. Old Ruffian’s rich, slightly creamy, caramel malt mouthfeel balances its grapefruit, pine, and floral hop flavors, working wonders on your palate. A mind-numbing 90 International Bittering Units (IBUs).
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Leini (1811) - SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Dark mahogany body with a low head. Caramel, grapefruit zest, fruit. Tasty, but for a BW you’d expect it to be more malty.
coldbrewky (1700) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via the Hannigan from work, who found this not to his liking.....You Smithwicks swilling fleabag Irishman! I thank you for your discards. A solidly built and not too sweet barleywine. Strong yet subdued...kinda like a Willy Nelson song. two in a row equal success in level shower curtain rod installation. Hops are significant and crucial in this balance. Yeah. Burly Oak eat your heart out.
mzaar (2828) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska. Kopparfärgad med ett smutsvitt skum. Härliga dofter av toffee, malt, frukt och ekfat. Alkoholen är alldeles för dominerande i smaken. Stör smakerna av toffee, vanilj, frukt och tall så till den milda grad att det bara är gott i stället för fantastiskt gott.
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown color with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, floral hops, and alcohol. Flavor is strong of the floral hops and dark fruits. Decent warming on the finish that lingers.
jamestulloch (3490) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Low carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of maple syrup, wood, dumpling and stewed fig. Flavour of burnt caramel, strawberry syrup, red apple and peppery spice. Full body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Sweet and rich.
libertine (412) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a beautiful mahogany with a dense head that last. Lots of soapy lacing around my tulip glass. Aroma is a bit sweet up front with notes of caramel and dark cherries that give way to notes of resinous hops. Flavor is also sweet upfront. Notes of caramel and dark fruits Medium bodied. Average carbonation and a lasting piney/dry finish. This is solid.
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gbbf. Mahogany slight head. Aroma caramel malts fruits taste same nice sweetness good hoppy bitter finish alcohol warmth. Decent
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget, bottled 1 February 2016. Deep mahogany, a lot of small bubbles in the glass. Dense, long lasting, khaki head leaving rich lacing all around the glass. Pine and citrus aroma, grapefruit, orange marmalade, caramel, earthy and floral. Very smooth and crisp mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Piney taste, woody and earthy, citrus zest, grapefruit bitterness, floral, sweet caramel and resin, dark bread and brown sugar. Bitter and warming finish. Nice bitterness holding the sweetness back in a pleasant way.