Chadski4 (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful pour with thick 2"+ head. Initial fruity aroma gave way to caramel and toffee notes. My first barley wine experience. Strong bitter flavors perfect for sipping on a cold night.
huineman (400) - 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 (1289) - 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 (525) - 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 (550) - 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 (240) - Varberg, 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.
Gorm (1700) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mørk amber farve med lyst skum. Lukt av honning, karamell, rosin og sitrus. Smak av honning, karamell, rosin og sitrus. Fruktig og fint karbonert. Lokal øl-smaking på Bryne; 3xUntappd, 2xRateBeer & 1xNeutral.
Brandman (2359) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dirty Brown body, khaki head. Aroma has caramelly cpokie dough, fudge and bit fruity citrus hops. Flavour has some dull fruitiness. more floury malt like. Very harsh and bad aftertaste.
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange colored beer with a light brown lasting head. Aroma includes malt, caramel, fruits and liquorice with alcoholic notes. Flavor is a combination of sweetness and bitterness with some alcohol traces. Thick body with a balanced carbonation and a long semi-sour end.
Garrold (2504) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brewdog, Leeds. 2013. Clear, burnished copper colour. Has a film of slow moving, thin, beige head. Leggy, and viscous. Dense, dank, boozy, surprisingly hoppy aroma. Toffee malts. Ointment. Petrol. Flora. Oily herb. Spice. Heady, and full. Drinks all of that. It’s oozy, chewy, oily, and very tasty. Finishes long, spicy dry, and spicy bitter. Big beer, yet easy drinking.
Jimthechap (2041) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peachy amber colour, creamy head and some haze in this beer. The nose suggests barley wine with mellow hoppiness in excess of an English equivalent. Peachy orchard-fruit and fresh alcohols lay over the top of deep complex maltiness. The body is thick and oily and offers lush fruits, dates, caramel and peaches. It has wonderful depth and maturity that suggests flavours of sherry or brandy. It gives a full mouthfeel and a sense of lingering wonder. Some tumeric spice on the finish. Delicious.