brokensail (13603) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colored pour with a small khaki head. A strong grapefruit hoppiness, some pine, and a lot of toffee, caramel, and toasted bread. A bit of perfume, too. Nice caramel and brown sugar sweetness with a strong fruit character to the flavor. Some pine bitterness, a bit of grapefruit, and floral hops. Mild alcohol on the finish. Quite nice and surprisingly easy to drink barleywine.
bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE - light brown with amber tones.
NOSE - very little, the slightest hit of malt sweetness.
FLAVOR - exceptionally smooth. I would NEVER guess it belongs in a sniffer. Very clean drinker with nice malt flavor and sweetness and a very low bitterness to balance it out.
NOTES - lives up to its reputation for an amazing malty ale that can lead to trouble.
rosenbergh (8688) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. At the Kerho, Tampere, Finland.
Clear red amber color with a small light tan head.
Sweet sugary malty aroma.
The flavor is strong hops, moderate bitterness, sweetness and more sweetness and malt. Super sweet.
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mjs (5372) - 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 (3599) - 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 (17) - 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 (2309) - 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 (2279) - 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 (2999) - 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 (1678) - 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 (1113) - 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.