Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amber appearance on this one. Some grapefruit, raisins, cherries, and alcohol are present in the aroma. The flavor is rather sweet but has a slight bitter bite to it. I taste some maple, caramel, raisins, and a hint of citrus. Overall this was a good beer.
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This BW is dark reddish-orange with a small head. The aroma is quite hoppy with notes of fruit, alcohol and candy sugar. The flavour is hoppy with a nice bitterness, warming alcohol, caramel, raisin, roasted malt and candy sugar. IMO it’s more hoppy than the average BW and I think it would mature nicely.
emacgee (4046) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky reddish amber with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet, bubblegum, English, alcohol, sweet, caramel, port, basement notes. The flavor is strong and rich, alcohol very apparent, definitely more of a hop profile in the flavor compared to the nose, sweet mellowed fruit, caramel. Nice smooth palate. Not too carbonated and not syrupy thick. Leaves a strong finish and warms on the way down.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color was medium amber/ruby. The head was creamy, off-white, and laced some. The aroma was sweet malt, caramel malt, alcohol, and aged. The flavor was that of an English-style barley wine. It was alcohol, sweet malt, dark fruit, and aged. The palate was thick-bodied. The finish was warm and long-lasting.
Ratman197 (9942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.7 oz corked and caged green bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting light amber head, Aromas of carmel, toffee, figs, dates, pepper and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied smooth and warming. Flavors of figs, brown sugar, carmel, pepper and alcohol with a smooth warming bittersweet finish. Very noticable alcohol and fairly one dimensional Barleywine,
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - DEC 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz. corked & caged green Belgian bottle. No freshness date seen.
Poured out a reddish brown color, with a thin tan colored head. Aromas are of candy sugar, burnt toffee, some caramel. Malts & grapefruit hops round out the aromas. Flavors are of sweet malts, spicy hops, some booze. Medium mouthfeel, thin body. Some hoppy aftertastes. Decent beer overall.
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a thin brown body with nice head. Aroma is light hops, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is well balanced for the style. The hops are light and the malt is smooth and sweet, brown sugar and caramel. Well done Barley Wine.
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, sugar, dark fruits / berry ala plum, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. I find it to young and simple now - I think it needs some years in the cellar to mature. (181107)
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brownish red with a slight cherry cola like appearance. Nose is fresh and hoppy with some notable fusel alcohol, cherries, and caramel. Smells a ton better after it has breathed for an hour in the glass, but the alcohol is still a little to overpowering as becomes more evident in the swallow. Similar feeling in my throat as when i shoot a makers mark or a nice single malt. As has been mentioned, this could really use some time to in the cellar.
oh6gdx (20602) - 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.