VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a viled ruby reddish amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is caramel, resin, hops. Flavor is caramel, fruit, toffee, tobacco. Finish is hoppy, herbal and earthy. Light to medium body, weak carbonation.
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from kbudd19 shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy amber/caramel color with a thin off white head. The aroma and flavor have big caramel, citrus, orange, oxidation, ripe fruits, sticky feel, good but this is probably on the way down based on other ratings. This was an 09 bottle.
Inbreak (2130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16.06.2014, 0,34l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly sweet oxidized, caramel malts, hay, almonds, butterscotch, burnt caramel, spices. Taste is slightly dry and harsh, caramel malts, hay, alcohol, weeds, burnt caramel, butterscotch, harsh grass, almonds. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea...
yngwie (13570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2008 vintage. It’s an unclear, dark golden beer with a minimal sized off-white head. The aroma is lightly oxidised, with caramel malts, tending towards toffee. Lots of pine cones, some fluor and resins, some meaty hints. It’s full-bodied, lightly carbonated and warming, with a soft carbonation. Meaty, bitter and sweet flavor with pine cones and resins. Lasting finish. This one’s been holding up very good, sure a beer I’d like to have again. 140616
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 341ml with green wax @ ClubGonzo
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oxidized, dried fruits and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruity and oxidized finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.
ClubGonzo (4025) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC feat. Yngwie and Meilby. Clear deep amber body, small white head. Nose is oxidized deep malty tones, toffee, caramel, raisins, hints of figs, alcohol and brown sugars. Taste is toffee, alcohol, caramel, cinnamon and hints of brown sugar and grains. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation. Pleasant barley wine, without being too awesome.
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle. Thanks Steve! Pours a cloudy golden red with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, and wood. Very nice.
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage. pours clear dark golden with a minimal light beige-orange head, some retention and lacing. toasted and fruity cereals, layered in fruity and nutty caramel, candied fruits, tobacco, coffee, woodsy and slightly earthy, hint of leather, touch of garbage - barely though, oxidation traces - some raisins. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, grassy-spicy balanced finish. not overly complex or reinventing the wheel but this is quite well done. past its prime though.
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (341 ml). 2009 version. Shared by czar, thanks! Clear amber/copper with a small beige head and no lacing. Aroma is generic Barley Wine with a fruity touch, caramel and light alcohol. Taste is also slightly fruity with a touch of sweetness, caramel and light alcohol. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. Not bad, but boring and not complex at all.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2010) Thanks to Colin at Silverspring. Malty aroma: sweet, fruit, some hops, wood. Pours a cloudy brown/amber hue with foamy head. Flavour is dominated by sweet malt. Some lighter, tangerine? notes in the background. Alcohol burn finish. A nice b-wine. Obviously had to sit around for a few years for the character.