maneliquor (3251) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. It’s certainly a solid drop but it doesn’t quite reach the heights of the previous collaborations for me. You can definitely taste the corn in this one which gives it a fair amount of sweetness and the hop build to it doesn’t quite shine like the last few. Very malt forward with loads of toffee biscuit and juicy citrus but it just hasn’t come together as well as I would have hoped. Solid though
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy grain malt, alcohol and resin aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.
eluosiren (95) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a VERY GOOD beer!
Had it in Moscow and then in Brew dog bar in Camden, London.
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkish yellow with a pale head. Aroma is pineapple, candied orange peel, honey, caramel, hint of pine. Medium bodied, bittersweet on the palate, slightly piney finish. Taste is bitter citrus peel, pine, caramel, honey, cooked pineapple.
tmoreau (2562) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing an orangey gold color, with a presentable layer of off white head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The aroma was pronounced grapefruit, a little resin, and some dankness, a touch of caramel sweetness, with lurking alcohol, and a typical barleywine scent. Medium+ bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste offered a strong & lingering, citrusy, hop bitterness, decent alcohol, and some malt sweetness to temper. Although I liked the impressive hop, a little age might be favorable in completing the transition from what comes off as a strong DIPA to more successful Barleywine status.
GlasgowTAD (126) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like a peachy delight in the glass. Aroma is peach, pine and slight pineapple. Taste is bitter and peach. Lovely when chilled, tastes like thick hopped peach juice!
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
White frothy head misty orange pour mild to medium carbonation aromas pine grapefruit floral caramel honey corn climbing in the flavours hops a plenty honey treacle pine grapefruit floral caramel a crispness medium strong bitter the finish best tastes the richness corn does smooth it out nicely gives a lovely crisp pilsener like edge bitter pine finish good Barley Wine.
aleigator (278) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a glowing orange color, with a decent, froth, bubbly head.
Tropical aromas of grapefruit, orange and peach, with just the tiniest hint of lemon and grass. Has a well developed toffee maltiness, adding a lovely sweetness to the beer, with a sunny, honeyed peak.
Ripe orange goes all the way in this, perfectly put into the spotlight by sweeter, buttery malts with toffee and biscuit, without becoming too present at any point. Hops act as a source of fruity refreshment, also providing a slick, enjoyable bitterness, which soon gets swallowed by the strong malt backbone. Hops still shine through in a slightly stinging way, reminding me of fresh kiwis. The maltbase becomes a lot sweeter during the finish, to be able to withstand the uprising hop bitterness. Ends very well balanced, smooth, with both flavors still being detectable in a harmonious way. It has a grainy, somehow corny touch to it, but it only inherits the smallest space on the palate, while adding an interesting note to the malts.
ElManana (510) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBGB III. Pours orange to yellow, white head. Aroma has grapefruits, lemon, other tropical fruits. More of it in the tast, combined with a sweet boozy bitterness that goes into alcohol. Great beer, but more DIPA than Barley Wine.
EamonTheGreat (154) - USA - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy orange with a medium white head and good lacing. Great balance in this barley wine. Orange and carmel malt blend well and leave a sweet smooth finish. Perfectly balanced and very deep flavors. Glad I got to try this one.
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