LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, no date.
Poured deep copper color with not much head. What head there was hung around and laced nicely. Visually looked like good maple syrup with a bit if foam on top.
Aroma was subdued. Some resinous pine notes, blended tropical fruit, malt, a bit of rum raisin, sweet.
Taste was much bolder. Sweetness initial, but some bitter resin at out the same time, then tropical. Didn’t immediately think pineapple. More of a mango and papaya flavor. Bitterness hits at the end, and the I get pineapple syrup flavor in the aftertaste. Body had some raisiny notes, slight brown sugar or caramelized sugar taste.
Mouthfeel was smooth and sticky, but aftertaste lingers and gives some tingle from the alcohol. A bit of astringency makes it dry out some.
Overall enjoyable to drink. Not what I was expecting. Nice balance, but the lingering aftertaste takes it down tick for me.
jookos (3343) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@1pint. Brown nutty colour. Malty, light greens herbals, brown bready nose. Some dry dark fruits,bit dadely, pines. Med full bodied, well bittered. Some sweets, but quite easy going overall, and bitter rather than cloying. Finishes with a little roast, herby pines. Really nice drinkable malty brown ale.
trilobata (11) - prescott, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sticky, malty aroma with pleasant hints of booze. Well balanced and smooth release from Lagunitas. Super tasty.
Art (2207) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Carnivores. Pours a caramel colored brown. Aroma of citrus, orange, toffee, brown sugar. Taste is fairly sweet with a bitter finish. Too much for me.
Tide (2155) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Tommyknocker. Copper color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, toffee, caramel, hops, resin and pine. Bittersweet finish with citrus, toffee, hops, resin and pine. Very nice barley wine.
Kavu (2812) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts and whiskey. Flavor is sweet malts, whiskey and hops. Decent.
LoFi (1673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, beige head.
Aroma: malty, fruity, toffee.
Taste: malty, floral, fruity, candy, bitter, grapefruit, burnt brown sugar.
AgentAle (1041) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is crystal malts, caramel, grapefruit,pinecone and brown sugar. Taste is sweet rich malts with nice liquor snap. The caramels and dark crystal malts.the deeps sugar meets the well balanced hops that are grapefruit, passionfruit and lemon grass . Appearance is a lightly hazed amber body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
razrq73 (5) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy, sweet, dark, and malty. Dark carmel hues, a color that lives up to the name. A great beer to watch the game with. High abv keeps it from being a distance drinker, a pair is usually plenty. Very thick, almost syrupy. Like any barleywine, it’s sweet but not over powering. Great robust flavor. As a side note, the Lagunitas sucks batch of brown shugga is nothing like the original. Also, stock up when you find it, Brown shugga is seasonal: winter.
SG111 (491) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours clear honey golden color big frothy beige head. Aroma is toffee, sticky sweet plums, citrus, very prominent dankness, orange, grapefruit. Flavor is more malty in a really nice way. Sweet toffee, caramel, some raisins, brown sugar, sort of candied figs, sweet candy flavor, citrus backbone, bitter finish. Excellent malty Barleywine that leaves a very nice hop finish. So fantastic there. It’s a big beer but a good one that never feels too boozy.
aumentm (416) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lets get it together and see how this works out. Well placed and well balanced.