Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. Dry and sweet at the same time. A bit odd in the body. Moderate malty sweetness with a bit of fruit. Slightly metallic in the finish.
closey22 (1205) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a corked magnum. Deep Amber reddish orange with thin semi Lacy beige head; aroma is so complex a blend of tart yeasty fruity malty woody notes; Flava is mild malt soft yeasty tartness notes of molasses; feels medium foamy very effervescent but soft and leaves a nice tingle in the tongue; finishes semi tart and malty sweet bready like buttered toast
tgncc (3014) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is dried fruit, toasted malt. Not. Sweet or fruity as expected for an English barley wine. The appearance is amber, hazy, cream colored head. The flavor is fruit, caramel, toffee. The finish is sweet, bread, not bitter at all. Strange barley wine. Hopless, no bitterness. Not overly sweet. Enjoyable overall, though.
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, brown sugar and malt. Taste is of malt, booze and brown sugar.
PhillyCraft (3966) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler pour from Brian with some heads. Pours a amber orange shade, very hazy. Tiny head and lacing. Aromas/taste were very sweet with toasted malt, caramel, hay, fruits. Very syrupy, with lots of mollases. Medium bodied barleywine. Sticky palate. Not bad.
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice ruby color with a medium tan head....nice color and decent lacing and retention. Aroma has lots of dark fruit...sticky hoppiness. Flavor is pretty sweet...fruity...candied fruit...with just a touch of earthy bitterness and the faintest hint of leather. Mouthfeel is full and syrupy with a warming fruity/earthy dry finish.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th November 2009
Cloudy chocolate brown beer. Light frothy and soft palate. Rich chocolatey malt, soft and frothy. A little repressed hop coming through at the end with some minerals. Super soft well brewed barleywine.
madsberg (10786) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Comes as "Old Tom". Dark amber coloured. Unclear. dense beige head. Aroma of ripe fruits, sweetness, caramel and spice. Flavour overripe fruits, caramel, spice, vague liqoiurice and some alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a caramelly fruiytness with some alc. warmth. Quite nice and tasty.
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy orange-red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of oaka nd vanilla.
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy brown, small white head.
aroma is enlish barleywine, mild nutty aroma.
flavor is very nice and very complex, malty, dry ,mild sweet caramel, age. lovely