SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz bottle from South Bay Drugs. What a treat to have this available at a local spot. I was saving it for when I had a lot of time to spend drinking it and studying it and now was my time. The nose was a sweet blend of caramel and sugary malt with an unbelievable fresh scent of wood. The wood kind of reminded me of woodshop or a freight carrying a whole cargo of cut trees. The flavor was similar to syrup and hid the alcohol content to a well masked factor during the drink. The pour created vigorous head which I didnít expect and in part I lost a few ounces since I couldnít control the abruption of the bottle, but I admired itís view while it rested in my glass. I savored every sip I took of this beer and only had wished it was sold in a bigger bottle so that I could indulge myself fully in itís taste further.
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2009 vintage. Pours very dark brown with no head. Aroma is lots of alcohol, oak, vanilla, leather. tobacco, caramel and molasses. Flavour is medium sweet, light bitter and boozy. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. The booziness mellows as it warms up. Finish is caramel, vanilla, oak and warming alcohol.
MRodgers1982 (108) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy dark brown with tiny tan head. Aroma of vanilla and dark fruits. Some leathery hops. Medium alcohol and some dark rum character. Great beer.
mR_fr0g (5233) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. With thanks to SarkyNortherner. Aroma is nice vanilla oak, caramel, cherry, alcohol. Viscous mahogany brown caramel coloured pour. Flavour is composed of sweet oak vanilla, caramel ,warming alcohol, praline and tangy cherry. Palate is velvety full and lovely. Cracker.
fcjack1 (233) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Red Hot. Pours dark brown. Creamy tan head. Scent is pretty boozy. Taste is pretty strong alcohol. Caramel, vanilla, molasses. Very smooth. Very tasty.
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin tan ring of head; sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and booze; taste is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and vanilla with hints of malt; finish is bitter and slightly dry with some alcohol warming; very nice barley wine
kaser (3983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with white head. Draft at Tiger Tiger in San Diego. A lip puckering bastard. Massive booze flavor. Smells like wine. Tastes like prune juice. I appreciate it but couldn't drink much of it
skmikeg (1275) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Jonís Philly BW Lost Abbey tap take over with Tomme Arther himself. Pours murky dark brown with a half finger tan head with nice legging. Aroma is brandy, dark fruits, vanilla, dates, butterscotch, caramel, sweet malts, molasses, woody notes, and amazingly almost no noticeable cohol. Taste is brandy, dark fruits, woody notes, vanilla, molasses, caramel sweet malts, butterscotch, and maybe just a little booze has it warms. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, chewy, slightly oily mouthfeel and mostly sweet, slightly warming, long, lingering finish. Overall, a amazing world class barley wine that is just as good as the bourbon barrel aged Angelís Share.
tourette (222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weird beer. Smells amazing. Looks amazing. But its too sweet. The complexity it incredible, its just not enjoyable to me.
McNeillR (1677) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany brown, decent ringed wet sandy head. Rich, sweet, burnt wine and noteably boozy. Sultry initial taste; lean boozy, soft woody, blackcurrant soy and . Fades quickly from the richness, although itís a decent dunt of a mouthfeel from a soft carbonation. Finishes lean, meaty sweet malt and a rainbow of barrell sweetness.
Bottle, 2009 Vintage fae CGArvieuk, Whole Lotta Rosie Tasting
allmyvinyl (6035) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craigís. Probably 2009. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts, sherry, brandy. Taste is dungy, light chocolate, red fruit, brandy. Dry finish.