Tmoney99 (10451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jay. Poured clear ruby color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex spruce hop and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.
fletchfighters (1039) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, jam, bitterness in the back that is smoothed out by a touch of carbonation. Very solid barleywine that has aged quite well.
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Holyrood 9a. Pours golden, light fruit, sweet toffee, chewy caramel.
POLK (2128) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh hoppy flavor. Does not taste like a traditional barley wine, not much malt flavor.
Dfonorow (1349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at DLD 2014. Pour is amber/copper with a medium sized white head. Aroma and flavor of apricots, dried fruit, honey, apple cider, and all spice. Finish is similar with some more spice and booze coming through.
PapaSkeetSkeet (806) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with 5mm light-tan head, frothy. Aroma is huge caramel, toffee, some raisin, light sap, floral notes, bit of candy. flavor is huge caramel, nutty (peanuts), herbs/sap bitterness. Refreshing spring water. Body is medium-heavy but frothy, velvety carbonation makes it slide down easily. Great barley wine. In the aftertaste, bitterness comes out a bit as it warms.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewtique, Macclesfield. Poured a copper / amber colour with a few floaty bits, yellowed off white head. A complex beer. Booze evident in aroma and flavour. Different for a barley wine. Cakey. fruity. Brown sugar. Interesting and very tasty.
zacgillbanks (2124) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a hazy copper coloured beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has pineapple and spicy berry flavours with a malty, zesty tropical fruit, and peppery hop flavour, followed by a warming sherry-like finish. Excellent!
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig.
JBPortland (654) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours dark cloudy brown orange with big 3 finger head. Nose is doughy cracker, raisin, fig. Taste is sticky bready raisin, maple, earthy malt, dough, booze. Finish is oily fig newton, malty bread, dark grains. Weird.
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy amber color with beautiful tan head, good lacing and lasting - Aroma is citrusy, orange and quince marmalade, grapefruit, malty, with hints of caramel - Malty, wheat, passion fruits, quince, resinous hops - Full body, high bitterness, good carbonation, fruity bitter finish - wahoo really impressive, it’s balanced and tasty i’m loving it