jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle Tampa Weekly Gathering @kiefdogs- thanks to Blazer06- pours a tan ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is dark malt, oak, brown sugar. Taste is dark malt, oak, brown sugar, dark fruit-raisin/plum. Soft carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, bubbly beige head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours deep red-golden with a small, film head. Aroma has good caramel, light fruits and hops. Fine mouthfeel, light creaminess. Soft and nice flavour, light toffee, light chocolate and dry finish. Nice.
Pinball (11942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy brown/amber, smooth small light brown head.
mild, slgihtly hoppy, slightly sweet aroma. comes off very fresh and "english"
a bit toffee, a tiny bit dark fruits. delicate aroma.
flavor is malty sweet, dry , slighthly flowery, alc well hidden, seems like it tastes best quite cold. ends malty sweet and a bit dry.So english brewers can make a strong and good beer ;-)
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by beerandblues2 at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Pours a hazy red color with a medium creamy tan head. Fades very quickly. Aroma of big toffee and cheesy notes. Quite a bit of oxidation. That taste is toasted malts, toffee and oxidation notes. Medium bodied.
hopdog (11669) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1998 Vintage (tasted on 1/05). Poured a dark, cloudy brown color with a small tan head. Aromas of dark fruits and malts. Tastes of prunes, caramel and light molasses. Nice subtle and complex flavors. Not a typical tasting Barley Wine taste but good.
Dogbrick (11643) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Barley Wine pours a dark reddish-brown color with a thin light brown head. Thin lacing. The aroma is malty and fruity. Lighter body than most Barley Wines, with flavors of roasted malt, caramel, and fruit. The finish is very sweet and borderline cloying. Not the best of the style, but maybe a "Beginner's Barley Wine" due to the lighter body and more sedate flavors.
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
100ml taster from a bottle at EBF 08. Nice, deep mahogany body. Diminishing off-white head. There is hints of sweet caramel in the malty smell, offset by bitter fruits. Hop resin and dark fruits in flavour. Rather vinous impression and a bit heavy to drink, but still enjoyable (12.09.2008).
Sammy (11248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a suitably hopped dark beer with distinct sourness, smooth mouthfeel. Nice dark colour. Secondary malt and licorice. Somewhat drinkable. Must be shared. Not for everybody.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy brown, whispy tan head, rich candy sweet aroma, rich malt flavor, a touch of belgian candy like sweetness, low bitter finish
muddy brown, fine tan head, rich malty aroma and flavor, a hint of alcohol in the finish, slight smokey character, touch of sweetness
candy sweetness that migrates into a fruity sweetness, touch of ripe fruits, touch of nice cherry tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20