Mad_Ferret (976) - 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 (1199) - 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 (1111) - 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 (256) - 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 (2193) - 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 (582) - 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.
AbbeyRoade (518) - Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at Kansas City Beerfest at Union Station October, 2015. I had so many that this rating might be a bit off. ;)
Petkus331 (388) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of roast malt and rootbeer, lemon, smells like crushed sasparilla leaves. White head and thick lace curtains, clear copper with plenty of carbonation. Taste is like red roast malt, rootbeer, lemon zest. Palate is nearly perfect, just a bit oily - thick, bubbly. Overall, very very good, no, great barleywine.
truebluehes (199) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 Bottle. Wanted to sit this, but was too anxious to give it a shot. Nice, smooth barleywine heavy on the caramel malt. Toffee is very upfront as well. Good, clean, and smooth if this is what you're wanting.
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MetalNHopHead (1299) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
GnarlyWine is an American style take on the Barleywine and West Coast style beer in general. It pours a beautiful mahogany with off-white suds. Somehow, the malty richness, hoppy bitterness, and boozy influence all manage to be over-the-top at once. It’s definitely an aggressive, hop-forward approach to the style, yet all the extremes ultimately result in something that’s refined and memorable. My kind of Barleywine, for sure.