BlakeAM (1) - - FEB 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a relatively clear, dark amber with two fingers off white head. Nose contains citrus hops up front, followed by caramel malt and a hint of brown sugar. Taste follows the nose, with a nice bitter finish to balance the sweetness. Mouthfeel is full bodied with appropriate carbonation. Great beer that lives up to the hype.
mjs (5211) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at William K. Kurvi, 20150705) The beer poured deep reddish brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramel and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, fruitiness, caramel and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, malty and bitter. A tasty malty brew.
jookos (3373) - 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 (2210) - 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 (2171) - 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 (2820) - 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 (1047) - 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 (505) - 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.