Cirrhosis (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(2008 version) Cloudy rich honey brown with way to tall of a cap that slowly reduced to the shape of a nipple. Massive sticky walls of lacing are being left behind. Aroma is strong wood some vanilla, apple, and mild alcohol. Taste is much of the same but add in ashtray and a lingering bitterness. Wish the taste was more full and thick seems pretty thin for the style. Malts are woody and sweet with apple in the finish. Not offensive I was able to drink it easily but it’s nothing to write home about.
mnurda (1050) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Again another first for me. This is a unique tasting beer (as I am sure all Barleywine Ales would be if you had never tried them before). Like the carbonation, and fruit flavours. Nice to have something like this in Wpg.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliant clear orange with a short-lived head and a sweet malt aroma. Tastes much more promising than the other half-pints stuff: stong & malty but with great hops to balance. Citrus (orange) with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Very big, very bold, very tasty. Great carbonation, thin body. This would be amazing with cheese. Finally, a home-run for half-pints
Edit: I got tons of lace & a lovely head on the second pour (day later). Much more impressive. Lots of yeast sediment, though - I wasn’t expecting that.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single 201 bottle purchased from Willow Park Wine & Spirts sometime in March, 2011. Colour: Medium brown with high and soft medium yellow head. Nose: Parsnip, ketchup, tobasco, baked cheese. The label talks of a woody aroma, which they apparently forgot to put in my bottle. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium sour. Feta cheese, black olives, ash, some distant plum. Finish is burnt with plant-like characteristics. Didn’t do much for me.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice colour, strong complex aroma very sweet smelling. Very bitter flavour and aftertaste. You can really taste the alcohol. This is my first Barley wine and I like it. Very drinkable considering the ABV.
back (965) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kobberrød klar skum hvid kort
Malt vinøs jordslå alc. Bær
Bitter lidt sød moderat
Flad Cremet kro fuld
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Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Blue labeled bottle. Garnet color, small tan head. Aroma is lots of raisin. Taste I bad. Not sure if infected or tons of woody acidity.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No age statement, just a green bees wax cover. Pours out of the bottle a deep red with hardly any head. Aroma is of toffee and caramel, some marshmallow, figs , raisins, sweet and floral notes as well. Tastes like anise seeds and butterscotch initially. Then the caramelly malt takes over and then gives way to figs, plums and raisins. Decent bitterness on the finish. This is a really nice barley wine. I will put one away for later.
JHunter (674) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a light copper colour with a frutiy aroma taste of sweet malts and a touch of orange and alc.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
09 bottle from Matt7215. Pour copper to ruby tan head nice lace. Aroma spicy, spices, caramel, sweet, pine hop bitterness, touch boozy. Taste slight medicinal, mint, caramel, booze, pine hops, strange bitterness, butterscotch. MF thick full body mild carb. Overall solid but very different brew didnt try fresh but aged it intrigues me.