Zymurgeist2 (1203) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado for Barley Wine Festival. Pours a clear copper with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet biscuit, slight dark fruit, and slight spice hops. Full flavo(u)red bread, cracker and biscuit with slight floral and spice hops. Well rounded throughout finishes slightly viscous and with malts lingering long. Some dark fruits play in the background as well.
slowrunner77 (6569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I dug this malt leaning Barleywine. Big bodied and sweet but not even close to cloying. Solid across the board. Fruit, caramel, moderate hops. Good.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet cherry pie in a glass. Weighty and rounded byt still too young. Cloying after a bit. Still an excellent example and could be unbelievable with a few years on it.
TimE (3835) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Russet color with brown tinged. Cherry pie, caramel, raisins, brown sugar, moderately sweet nose. Big rich malty mouth with tons of cherry pie, burnt raisin, a touch of molasses perhaps. Big malty and sweet. Well balanced with warmth at the end. Very rounded great winter warmer. A bit brutish, but really good.
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap from the local taphouse. Pours a murky orange/brown with an off white head. Nose is malt and strong toffee sweetness. Butterscotch hops. Taste is loaded with malt and caramel. Really strong taste. Hops and booze. Can really feel the booze. Barley wines are dangerous.
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Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ City Beer, San Francisco, CA
Pours cloudy dark amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt. caramel, alcohol, biscuit, floral and grass hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonaiton is soft.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at city beer. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, alcohol, biscuits and grain. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel , warming alcohol and grains. Full body, average carbonation.
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer. An unclear, dark amber beer with a thin, beige head. The aroma is quite malty, toffee, bread and a little roasted hint, but with a good shot of hops too. Soft carbonation, very smooth, quite sweetish and almost sticky, and a warming alcohol touch. Lots of flavor, bother malty and hoppy, a balancing bitterness almost them. Lasting finish. Most certainly a beer I could repeat. 130805
marcus (7172) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours reddish brown with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a rich sweet treacle flavor with some dark fruit and a dry alcohol finish.
DedicatedToFun (3566) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too strong for me, pours deep brown color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of sweetness. Loved the caramel though.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at City Beer. Poured a murky brown with a thin top layer. Nose was hoppy and malty. Maybe it was circumstance or maybe this beer is just fantastic. What a delicious first sip. Thick mouthful of hops and malt with a hint of sweetness. No bite at all. Extremely drinkable for a young barely wine. Rich and full bodied with great balance and flavor. The end of each sip all I could think about was having another sip. Top notch.