fiulijn (14498) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Henderson, NV
Dark color, amber- mahogany, hazy, with creamy persistent head. It has a nice aroma of malt, sweet, with some caramel. Full bodied, malty, sweet, with light toffee and fudge character; correct bitterness.
Straightforward, balanced, pleasant, not complex; the aroma is better than the final.
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sugary molasses, toasted raisins, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel funk. Brown appearance with a crimson tint. Taste is off balance sugary caramel, brown sugar, intense toffee, maple and faint booze on the finish. Overall, not my favorite. It’s got some pretty funky off malty flavor. C rating.
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottle.
A- Caramel, red wine, dark fruits, sweet.
A- Red brown color, hazy liquid, tan head.
T- Licorice, cherry, red wine, dark fruits.
P- Full Body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- A super good Barleywine. Lots of fruity flavors and some nice spice from the anise tones. Very smooth and at 11% the alcohol is hardly noticeable at all. I’d like to try this with a year or so of age on it. A solid brew all around.
Beer4000 (4469) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Clear amber body with a nice, dense off-white head. Aroma is basically caramel malt and dry fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, dry fruit and medium bitterness, some alkohol. Full body and sweet aftertaste with a slightly harsh bitterness after a while. Drinkable but not very exciting.
BeerdedDave (331) - - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber color; sweet malt aroma; a well balanced beer, sweet malt with notes of caramel, bitter hops, and alcohol
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep unclear dark caramel with a small beige head. Aroma has some brown sugar and sweet malty notes. Smooth for 11 ABV, body is just right; not too big by any means. Standard sweet malty barleywine flavor, not complex but easy on the palate.
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of nailpolish, malt, caramel, some fruitiness and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malt with some caramel, licorice alcohol and grians. Medium body, average.
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a dense, finger-thick beige head over an almost clear dark amber to light brown body. The aroma is mostly malty, quite bready, with some caramel and roasted malts. Prunes and pine cones. The flavor has a nice bitterness, as well as pine cones. Some alcohol flavor and warmth. Full body with a soft carbonation. Bitter,malty finish with a fruity touch. Nothing impressive going on here, it’s too alcoholic and also slighlty boring. 131231
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
onceblind (4042) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aged 3 years, potentially more (2010 bottle). Clear dark ruby with a thin light beige head, really more a ring around the glass. Nose is huge and wonderful; lots of sticky earthy cherry and toffee, some molasses, and sticky dark caramel malts. Flavor is huge and deep, and mostly the same as the nose; lots of caramel, cherry, raisin, earthy toffee, deep booziness, and a sugary warm fruity finish. Wowee.
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].
Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, moderate hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp, fruity, dry, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.