madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th May 2014
Tasting at Chez Bruce. Murky amber beer, not much of a head. Nose of sourish orange fruits. Palate is light and semi dry. Tangy malts with sweet and sour fruits. Definite winey tang. Over ripe orange. Touch of oxidised caramel. Smooth semi dry finish.
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to LKS, 28/05/14.
Murky orange amber with a moderate light beige swirl and edgeing.
Nose is marzipan, spice, dark fruit, caramel, light booze, butterscotch.
Taste comprises tangy dark fruits, lgiht acidic notes, toffee, dates, prune juice, cake mix.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, lick of booze and sweet lickings in the close.
Ok barley wine, doesn’t drink like 10%.
Scopey (6284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours murky brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, juicy, plum, prune, varnish, cassis, jammy and candy sugar. The taste is tangy, blackcurrant jam, earth, vinous, red grape, sherbet, mild acidity, sherbet, and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Tangy fruity and easy going.
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Rome. Vintage 2011. Pours unclear, amber-gold with a bubbly, off-white head. The nose has tangy, oxidized fruits, light toffee, apricot, orange, hints of balsamic vinegar. Medium sweet flavor with lots of woody dryness, some leather, pale berries, white grape, mild alcohol, hay. Full bodied with fine carbonation and lightly oily texture. Lightly warming finish, vinous, some salt and vinegar, tangy fruits, sweat. Solid. Quite dynamic. Pretty impressive.
Planzo (20) - Gorgonzola, ITALY - JAN 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25cl bottle from menaresta, 2010 edition. Amber/brown hazy colour, no head at all. Aroma is sweet, lot of fruit, cherry, strawberry, grapes, red apple. Taste is sweet fruit, lots of cherry, some wine, strong acid, a hint of bitterness end. Medium body, a bit watery, no carbonation. I am not a big fan of barley wines, and this is not an exception.
Sissio (539) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried the 2010 edition
A nice car rube aroma
Taste, sweet and sour. Pleasant carry a taste. Light carbonation.
Dorqui (2091) - Brescia, ITALY - JUN 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 0,25L Fraught brown color, medium limpid aspect with a good bubbly presence. Evanenscent and nearly absent head. Winous and cellar nose with notes of barley and grains. Aged corn taste, elevated alcoholic impact, a lot unbalanced bitter final.
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 250ml. @ home.
Hazy matt medium amber colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tart berry, grape, wine, cherry stones, alcohol, light wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, tart wine, grape, warm fruit, alcohol, cherry stones, tart berry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very nice balanced - NICE ;O) 
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Säuerlicher essigartiger Beginn, im Verlauf kräuterartig mit Honigeinfluss, ein wenig wie Trinkessig. Süffig, extrem speziell, säuerlich. Herb-süffiges Finish, in dem natürlich ebenfalls reichlich Säure vorhanden ist. 9/12/12/13//13
danielecamo (402) - ITALY - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 Barley wine prodotta dalla base della BockstaeleDirk con carrubbe. Quello bevuto risulta ancora un pò giovane, ha comunque un bouquet complesso, molto presente la mela rossa, frutti a polpa bianca e un finale amaro non eccessivo. in evoluzione