luttonm (2905) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro at 43rd st shop. Copper mahogany, thick creamy head. Creamy, sticky sweet. A little orange, and alcohol. Strong English bitter, given the treatment. Minty. Odd, not great.
Koelschtrinker (11864) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Der helle Antrunk ist erst einmal enttäuschend wässrig, was in Verlauf auch so bleibt. Etwas alkoholisch und hell malzig, süffig aber langweilig und eindimensional. 11/8/6/6//7
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. This barley wine hid its alcohol very well, but you can feel it creep up on you. It tasted of roasted nut and dark fruits. Had a medium sweeter mouth feel. Not much carbonation to be seen. It finished nice and clean, was almost to easy too drink. It was a bang on barley wine.
Augenlicht (2) - RUSSIA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourite beers. I tasted brew-2013, it was really bitter and strong beer with grass in taste
jflopsu (742) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky amber with light white head. Aroma is full of pine, citrus and caramel. Taste is lighter than most barelywines with light sweet malts, pine and light hops.
trapped (1103) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Amber red color, off-white small whitish head, strong resin aroma, sharp hoppy taste, long finish. Unbelievably smooth for a barley wine.
boto (1921) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Times Square location: this one pours a clear amber color. There was about 1 finger of an off white head that left a bit of lacing. It has a pretty good nose. A fair amount of citrus/grapefruit hops are on top. Sweet malts in the background. Definitely a hoppy bite to the tatste. The malt sweetness is fairly well masked. Decent body to it. Not bad!
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a mildly hazed copper hued body with a stray, fading, off-white head. Aromas are of alcohol, burnt caramel, toffee, sticky, overripe fruits, orange, marmalade, and a bit of herbal, nearly minty (hop?) notes (northern brewer?). Flavors are of caramel, herbal, sweet toffee. Super malty. Very long duration. Orange, ripe fruit, sweet, estery, alcoholic. Syrupy on the mouthfeel, with medium bubbles. Warming. Big body on this one.
Jow (2443) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bentley Alumni beer tasting. Pours a dark copper. tastes of piney hops, cherry, toffee, peaches, and nutty. kinda sticky with lingering mouthfeel. nice finish to the evening
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at ESB brewpub. Pours dark gold/copper with tiny off-white head. Aroma is very much dominated by piney hops. I actually thought I was served the IPA by accident (but confirmed with bartender that this was correct). Flavor is same, with some toffee and rich malt notes. Finishes moderately bitter. Overall, not bad but pretty unusual for the style.