BeerGolem (606) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Arôme de sherry, d’orge et de fumée. On ajoute de l’alcool et du houblon au goût. Composition inhabituelle pour un Barley wine. Pas mauvais, pas génial.
tom10101 (2079) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (275 ml) 2010. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks Francis! Murky amber with slight particles, no head and slight off-white lacing. Aroma of smoked wood, fruits, sherry (?) and slight earthy/mineral notes. Taste is heavy sweet with smokey wood, sherry (?), lots of residual sugar, alcohol, English hops, earthy/mineral notes. Body is medium. Low carbonation, as expected. No off-flavor, but not my kind of Barley wine... I prefer the one aged in Port casks.
bth122 (1103) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a caramel color with small head. Lots of sediment in this one. Aroma has definitely oak with some bourbon/whiskey notes, honey, cherry, sugar, hops. Medium sweetness. Average carbonation. Sweet brown sugary notes and candy notes on taste. Some fruits present like grape and raison. Oak notes present. A little disappointing, but not bad.
BVery (5438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Deep orange pour with sediment. Minimal head. Wood, rich fruit, sherry, and booze on the aroma and taste. Slick palate. Very good.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
slight oxidized, ashy & tobacco. Light body, mild sweetness, little bit of heat, smooth. this is your beer is you like sherry. very dry in the finish.
JStax (2562) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 7 ounce bottle into a small goblet. Pours a bubbly copper color with a healthy head of white foam. Tons of sediment in the pour. The aroma is intense wine-like notes. In the taste, I get some interesting dark grape notes on top of a hefty malt base. The taste isn’t quite as intense as the aroma would indicate, but it is still quite interesting.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice twist on this already superb ale. A wonderful fruity flavor belnds with the malt.
GT2 (7689) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
275mL 2010 ed. Pour a clear, tea orange amber. Medium yellow head. Quick bubbly retention. Nose is sweet cherries jubilee, fruit cake, tomato sauce, pasta. Taste is salty, mildewy, nutty, old and stale bread. Ick.
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kabsetter (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 bottle: pours dark amber (with floaties) and smells heavenly. the sherry cask really works well for this sweet sipper of a barley wine. Its a WOW beer for me and a treat for sure. Fantastic.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 - Aroma of fortified wine, more port and Madeira than sherry. Hazy and a bit over carbonated. Flavour is pretty alcoholic with peppery notes wrapped around a fortified wine like base, more Madeira again I think. If anything a bit sweet.