Someguy1_8t (7) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012/2013 release bottled Dec. 20 2012. Served in a snifter.
Appearance - Light brown amber color, like whiskey. Small rapidly diminishing head.
Smell- It has a great aroma of tropical fruit scented hops followed by caramel malt.
Hint of sweetness is present. Pretty straight forward, just like what’s written on the side of the bottle.
Taste - Great taste of hoppiness and malt. This reminds me more of a malty imperial IPA, like Green Flash Imperial IPA or Dog Fish Head 90 min. Like those beers there is a strong malty presence.
Mouthfeel - light - medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Some amount of lingering hop bitterness.
Overall - I really enjoyed this beer. Not exactly what I had in mind when I read barley wine, but then again it also does say hoppy on the bottle. So I guess the bottles description is rite on. I would definitely recommend this one.
Brewhemia (149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow what a beer! One of the most taste intensive I have tasted. Full bodied sweetness up front with monster bitterness following. Not much aroma. Beautiful dark amber color with lots of light brown head. Man what a taste explosion! I like it!
leaparsons (9543) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Deep red brown with a a cream bubbly head. Pine with herbal liquorice and spiced oranges. Mango and peach with woody, earthy notes. Sudsy and earthy with brown sugar. Raisins with a peppery finish. Very well balanced.
Furseth (2066) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Clear dark red colour, big white creamy head. Aroma is dominated of caramelly, woody lots of sweet maltynes, mixed with citrus, fruity. Flavor had a nice ctric, bitter fruity, sweet malty, woody mouth feeling, medium to full body, long fruity citric flowery hoped bitter finish.
sjohnny (469) - - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick dark sweet fruit aroma. A hint of booze and a hint of pine. Pours a ruby tinted dark brown with a thick long lasting light tan head leaving a coating on the glass. Thick mouthfeel. Dark fruit, pine, bitter citrus. Boozy warmth on the finish. Pretty good stuff.
NordicV (1769) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahognyfärgad klar öl med ett beige skum. Doft av karamell och torkad frukt. I smaken tillkommer humlebeska.
Dahlstrom (174) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 APPEARANCE: mahogny coloured with a large off white head. AROMA: caramel malt, dried fruits, hops (citrus and grassy) and alcohol. TASTE: reflects the aroma. PALATE: full bodied; low to medium carbonation; and high bitterness.
Lawger (254) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark chestnut with big, vigourous khaki head. Big nose with candied apricots, caramel, muscovado sugar, honey, roasted cereals and pine cones. A nice balance of malt and hops here. Full bodied palate, on the sweet side but nicely balanced with some heat coming through on the mid palate, leading to a long finish with balanced bitterness. Not as bitter as I had expected from deScriptions, but that might be due to the massive malt body masking it slightly.
allmyvinyl (8807) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours clear red brown with a thin off-white head, nice lacing. Very inviting. Aromas of red fruits, resin and pine. Taste is earthy, spicy, fruity. Long lingering finish. Very nice.
AshtonMcCobb (4899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewdog Edinburgh,.
Appearance - beautiful. Autumnal red / brown with a nice amount of lacing.
Nose - red fruits, general resin, pine.
Taste - strawberry, earthiness and spice. Parsnip? So like roasted parsnips glazed in strawberry jam.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish.
Overall - lovely beer.
smaynard6000 (931) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with small beige head. Hoppy aroma along with that of caramel malt. Very flavorful, loads of piney hop notes with a bit of caramel malt sweetness. Long bitter finish. Pretty good.