jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours dark brown - nose and taste of brown sugar, caramel, toffee - med body
Turtles (2056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2015. Clear amber with a dense tanned head, rich lacing. Wonderfully rich aroma of caramel, toffee, dark sugar, red apple, plum and dried sticky figs. Thick oily mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Complex malty and dried fruit taste biscuits, caramel, brown sugar, herbs, pine, apricot, orange marmalade, raisins and dried prunes.
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz 2015 bottle.
Clear dark copper colored body with a modest size head that has great retention. Fine lacing.
Sweet, slightly boozy aroma.
Well-balanced flavor with good complexity for style.
Excellent, smooth mouthfeel for over 10% ABV.
SG111 (1289) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 2015 vintage. Pours beautiful red, copper, white head. Gorgeous looking beer. Aroma is delicious fig, dark fruit, raisin, cherry, orange, definite citrus notes. Flavor is fig, cherry, dark fruits, raisin, malt, big citrus hops, caramel, maybe a spot of toffee, definite pine and hops that come through, then subside, then come back with a mild lingering bitterness. Like a toned down BigFoot - hopwise. 100% my kind of barleywine. Absolutely phenomenal.
Mad_Ferret (1006) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from SB.
Clear amber with a very appealing thick, creamy and bubbly off white head that clings to the glass leaving a spotted lace.
Candi sugar, toffee, pine, lychee and grapefruit aroma. Typical candy like caramel & hop aroma so often found in Lagunitas beers and US barley wines.
Taste is same classic sweet candi caramel and hop juice mix with fudge, grapefruit, lychee and some leather. Big sweetness, big bitterness.
Big body, soft carbonation, soft sticky texture.
Very nice barley wine. Kind of standard, but very good in that sense.
Hopmaestro (1306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is caramelly sweet with brown sugar and plums. A sting from lemon zest and sweet orange. Taste is sweet toffee and quite malty but with a honey touch. Overripe apricots and citrus oils with a touch of peach brandy. Great stuff.
beer_est_deus (1161) - örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klar, röd bärnstens färgad, orange skum. Doft: Torkad frukt, mörk fruktkaka, lagrad ost med marmelad, mema. Smak: Som doft + humle, frukt dexstrosol, romrussin glas, malt.
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from Burlington VT.
Appearance: Pours a
cloudy brown redish colour with just over a finger of tan head. Short retention and considerable lacing.
Malted milk, sweet bready malts, cereal, toffee, hazel nuts, some dark fruit like dates and figs, hint of orange marmalade on the finish.
Thicker and smooth but with a bit of a bitter sharp finish.
Overall: The malted milk flavour really comes out strong. Nice secondary flavours of dark fruit and orange marmalade added a nice touch.
TEJA (2448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from systembolaget, sweden.
Short white head. Red-amber color. Big hoppy piny aroma.
Big and intense hop taste. Big bitterness and sweet finnish.
jsporrer (728) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep copper to almost light brown with an off white head. Nice tart aroma of fruits and spices. Nice body that drinks very smooth. Taste is semi-sweet, somewhat tart fruit. High alcohol content is masked very well by the fruit flavors. Enjoyable.