brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brownish ruby red color with a finger and a half dark tan head that dissipates somewhat slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Smells of lots of carmel and toffee, lots of bready notes from the malt, raisin, some brown sugar, a little dankness from the hops, as well as some grapefruit and pine. Thought there would be more hops on the nose. Taste starts with some resinous hop qualities such as grapefruit, pine, and orange rind. Then in the middle the hop qualities take a back seat to the malts. Lots of carmel, toffee, breadiness, some molasses or brown sugar. Then the finish is more of the heavy malt presence: lots of sweetness and breadiness, as well as raisin, but more of the resinous hops show through as well. More complex hops flavors show through on the end such as floral, grass, and resin. Some booze on the finish that provides a warming sensation on the way down. Tastes very much like Bells This One Goes to 11 when it warms, as the hops show through much more. A pretty full body with a thick, creamy, and oily mouthfeel. Have had better American barleywines, but still decent.
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@5p. Mahogany hazy. Sweet malty nose with raisins, plums, earthy hops. Full bodied, sweet, light port- like, but well bitter (doesn’t cloy). Sort of dry bitterness, some oaky vibes, earthy hops. Decent barley wine. Well bitter, bit too well almost. Drinkable.
VastActiv (2535) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.665l at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Vintage 2012. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dark fruits, raisins, some sweetness, hops and malts. Pretty usual American style barley wine.
DakotaSouth (2) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Writing this based on what I remember from last night's consumption. Nice amber color. Pleasant aroma with a somewhat thick mouth presence and quite tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rarbring (1238) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of sweet bread, apple, vanilla and egg.
Appearance: A hazy chestnut colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, orange marmalade, vanilla and peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft texture. A big body with a dry finish.
Overall: Very/too young. But promising.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-06-21.
VictorStr (1200) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tropisk humle i aromen, lite karamell, sötma. Alkoholen skiner igenom lite.
Leini (712) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Hazy mahogany body with a medium head. Caramel, syrup and hops pretty much.
//Rated via Beer Buddy
ansalon (1258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany with a medium off white head . Aromas of caramel, figs, dates, hay, teopical fruit. Taste i caramel, figs, dates, honey, peach, apricot. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat oily with low carbonation. Aftertaste is ripe apple, caramel, peach and hay, along with some slight booze. Very good!!
ramboraffe (297) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Clear dark amber with white head. Smell is malty coffee and a bit roasted. Taste is very bitter with big malt body. Dry and malty. Roasted and coffee.
Celest (122) - - MAY 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Copper, small head. Hoppy nose with caramel, candies, fruits. Syrupy, caramel, candies, fruits and a lot of hops
stefannilssons (1446) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det här var helt okej, men jag måste nog erkänna att jag blev lite besviken. Smaken var spretig och lätt spritig med inslag av russin och äpple, kroppen var dock stabil men balansen sken med sin frånvaro.