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.
tlind2 (1338) - 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 (1347) - 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 (1269) - 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 (1322) - 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).
angelkostvo (918) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark ruby colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, malta, dark fruits, orange. Taste is medium sweet, fruity flavour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Pretty good.
huineman (423) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
66 cl bottle at Irreale, Madrid.
Pours cloudy dark amber with fawn head.
Aroma is extremely complex and intense: Pedro Ximenez, figs, dates, quince custard, strawberry jam, ripe banana...
Taste is complex as well. At once fresh, metallic, sweetish and very bitter, with a long aftertaste that lasts long, long, long.
melush (1345) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl. Vintage 2.012.
@ Maquila Bar
A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro.
T/S: Raisin, alcohol, caramel, sweet / Uvas pasas, alcohol, caramelo, dulce.
fombe89 (703) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 23/05/2015 Color ambar, espuma blanca, aroma caramelo, malata, sabor dulce, cuerpo alto
Unde (594) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber colour, nice fluffy head on top and lots lacing on the glass. Aroma has caramel, nuts, eucalyptus! Pine and grapefruit Bitterness. Taste has lots of sweet malts, caramel, eucalyptus also! Bitter Pines and grassy hops. Full and round body and medium-to-high carbonation. Excellent barley wine. Vintage 2012
Melker (244) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 year old bottle. Didn’t expect much but me and my buddies like it a lot. Big toffee aroma, lots of pine and flowers. Sweet taste and a nice long bitterness in the aftertaste.