theoncle (57) - Barcelona, - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ampolla. Gran barleywine. Aparença de caramel, fosca. Dolça amb un bon balanç de llúpol. Molt bona cervesa.
fcjack1 (158) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bomber from Tacoma boys. Pours a dark reddish brown. Tan head. Scent is a little boozy, caramel. Taste is sweet, spicey. Finish is oakey. Still pretty intense even after a few years.
fellebag (809) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 6fl. oz. Creamy off white head. Hazy brown color. Aroma is cookies, bread, sugar, citrus, pine resin, pine honey. Taste is malt, sugar, oak, wood.
brnandersen (1933) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl. bottle - 2012 "Vintage" - poured in to a Snifter. Slightly hazy amber colour with orange hues. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, resin, oranges, lightly toasted malts - the richness is balanced by grapefruit and citrus hops. Some alcohol. Taste is sweet - and well balanced - the best feature for this beer. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting drying finish with rich malts, toast and fruits. Pretty straightforward American Barley Wine.
andriesradu (506) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2012. Pours dark amber with a big white head. Aroma is heavy sweet with notes of hops, caramel and light alchool. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter, hoppy, dry fruits. A bit different from your usual barleywine.
Lisowczyk (56) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barwa mocnej herbaty. Piana solidna i trwała. Cudowny aromat: cytrusy, iglaki, kwiaty, maliny, owoce, kremowe nadzienie waniliowe z wafelków, kiwi. W smaku silne nuty ziołowe, lekkie igły sosnowe i cytrusy, przypalony karmel, owocowy miks. Silna goryczka, dobrze równoważy się z likierową słodyczą. Piwo bardzo gęste, likierowe, mocno rozgrzewające.
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Californian barley wine with a big hop dosis, making it somewhat akin to the famed West Coast IPAs. Yellowish white, regular, stable head, colour an orangey bronze, hazy. Complexely and attractively perfumed aroma of honey, madera, chocolate, sweet tobacco, tonic water, grapefruit peel, pineapple, white pepper, papaja... One of those delightful aromas I could sniff for hours. Exotic fruits in the mouth, citrus peel, soft and very agreeable nutty malts, spicy, peppery and resinous hoppiness in the finish, drying, cloying in a pleasant way, with a warming, brandy-like alcohol effect as any good barley wine should have. Very American in style and very enjoyable; I have no doubts that this has a great ageing potential too.
haukur (1307) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hot, malty aroma with caramels dominating everything. Hot finish, some hops but a malt bomb. Nice take on the style though
ben4321 (3940) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bomber brought back from TapNY and shared by my buddy Dan, 6/27/14
Aroma: The nose is full of caramel, heavy malty, with some hoppy and boozy notes as well
Appearance: It pours a darker amber color with a creamy beige colored head
Flavor: It tastes much the same, heavy malty, strong caramel, boozy, and a little hop bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly full, with a good bit of heat, and a long and strong finish
I was actually shocked I hadn’t rated this one before, so I wrote down a review. I have a comfortable respect for this beer, as I think it is well-made, but it doesn’t quite work for me. Still, solid stuff.
klippx (54) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great beer with a burger. A little cloudy and persistent foam. Solid barley flavor and dark bread after taste.
Yorker (1210) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
65 cl bottle @ home (2012 vintage). Pours dark amber with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are hops, caramel, sugar, and dried fruit - with a bitter finish.