oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep ambery ruby colour with small beige head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, caramel and really much both fruity and flowery hops. Some mild alcohol is also showing, but not in a disturbing way. Flavour is spices, fruits and quite a lot of hops. Sticky palate. Still wellbalanced, and hides the alcohol really well.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with a small off white head. Aromas of ripe fruits, caramel and citrus hops. Sweet to bitter with some hints of spices. Medium to light body. Nice Barley wine.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. This is my favorite barley wine! small off-white fizzy head into lightly sparkling murky ruby red body. good lacing. aromas of candied sugar, ripe fruit, hops, molasses, some light spicyness. alcohol was present but not overwhelming. sticky thick mouthfeel. long lasting finish duration.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12.7 corked and caged bottle form MrBendo.
Pours murky ruby red. Maybe cherry cough syrup. A bit of off white head.
The cherry nose along with alcohol make the nose kind of medicinal. I don’t think that’s a bad thing here. There’s also a bit of toffee, and some of citrus and pine. Some charred sugars as it warms.
The flavor starts sugary sweet, then transitions to some citrus and piney hops, and then breath taking alcoholic heat and driness.
Light body. Average carbonation. Dry alcoholic finish.
Not really as good as I was hoping. Very warm.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011
Name: Big Worse
Date: December 15, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, scant head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with earthy hops
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: big hot caramel malt flavor, enough earthy hops to add some balance, lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great barley wine, heavy and very malted. Dark amber color. Lots of malt, caramel, perhaps some citrus. Heavy hopped. Flavor is heavy sweet and heavy bitter.
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange brown coloured with an off white ehad.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of dried fruits and caramel.
Flavour of dried fruits, caramel, hops and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of rich, sweet caramely malt with a touch of grapefruity hops. Body starts rich and caramely sweet with some piny hops and light fruity complexity toward a slightly warming finish. A little young right now, but should age well.
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 rerate: flat pout. soured cola and alcohol nose. extremely thin body. foul sour grain flavor. godawful.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma of barley and malt caramel and some citrus. Amber body with foamy beige head. Flavor is malted caramel but packs a citus bitter punch after each gulp. Alcohol content not a factor here on the palate and smmoth easy going session beer this is. Ahhh!!!