edwardbass (674) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is probably the most drinkable barleywine I’ve tried - though I haven’t tried many. Tastes of caramel, alcohol and really pleasant citrusy hops. Dangerously drinkable :)
puboflyons (2701) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 2011 batch. Cloudy amber-brown pour under a long lasting, foamy tan head. The aroma brings out a lovely barley malt sweetness but there is a fruit ester in there too. A juicy fruitiness. The body is medium of better. Any alcohol flavor that was there 4 years ago has mellowed but the toasted caramel malt sweetness mingles with a mild fruity taste and a mild to moderate bitterness that seems a tad smoky.
tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little on the hoppy side but still a good strong barley wine. Easy to drink. Has that hop after taste similar to a home brew hop.
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beeratarian (181) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at City Tap. Pours dark reddish brown with tight, thick, off white head. Aroma is dried cherries and toasted bread. Flavor is sweet to start with bread and dried fruit. Then bitter piney hops take over. Finish is long and bitter. A perfect American barley wine with European nuances. Very good.
Pyrmir (4708) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle at Mackan, thanks! Vintage 2013. Deep amber with beige head. Aroma hoppy, toffee, marmalade, caramel, nondeScript hops. Taste is hoppy, bitter, caramel, medium to high sweetness and high bitterness. Nice!
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 version on keg at Craft heads. Big caramel, cherries tons of milk chocolate sweet malty nose. Mildly sweet so integrated body. Thick body. Excellent and has aged so so well.
BlazerT (339) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep red almost brown with medium, densed, ligh brown head. The head retention is not co bad, as well lacing. Heavy malty aroma - mainly caramel and toffee. In the second row some medium fruity and piney notes, but partly covered by heavy malty profile. The taste is highly bitter, the real hop bomb. The bitterness is long and intense, little balanced by malty sweetness. Full body, sticky and oily texture, average carbonation. Finish is bitter and hoppy. Alcohol warming is quite recognizable.
tlind2 (1374) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Brewdog. Copper color, off-white head. Strong, sweet aroma with raisins, hops. Smooth, surprisingly dry and bitter flavor with a lingering, hoppy finish. Caramel, orange peel. Full body, medium carbonation. American style barley wine. Nice.
rouhlas (1701) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Unclear orange amber color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, fruity, hoppy piney. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium to full oily Sticky body with soft carbonation.
tdtm82 (1389) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ale House, Chelmsford, bottle share, 5th August 2015.
Caramel on aroma. Sea salt aroma. Burnt toast. Taste is moderate funk, sea salt, some pepper and brett.
dnicolaescu (1438) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malț mare cu fructe cu note oxidative, amăreală puternică ierboasă (verde).