Melker (181) - Varberg, - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber, small bone white head.
Very hoppy aroma, citrusy and floral hops. Also some caramel and toffee in there.
Taste is very fruity. Sweet orange juice. It’s almost too sweet. The aftertaste is bitter and almost sour, like a sour lemon..
There is pretty much alcohol in the taste, maybe that’s because my bottle is pretty young. Good beer though.
PriorL (1153) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: caramel, sweet, some liquorice, somewhat hoppy, little coffee even.
TASTE: caramel, alcohol warming, sweet, wood, lots of sugar and alcohol.
Too sweet and too high in alcohol for me to make this a great beer. Though it’s really nice already
MattiasA (362) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. Tried the bottled version a couple of times. Slightly too sweet for my tooth.
Gurthnar (1126) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Simple American hoppy aroma, not much more, but nice. Clear amber-brown colour. Taste is strongly honeyish caramelly sweet. Rich grape fruitiness. Bitterness appears in the finish. Very good.
Karol (473) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Oh my God! Caramel sugar in a glass! Malty sweetness in aroma and taste, reminds me a lot of a federwiese young sweet grape wine. Alcohol deceptively hidden. Overall very good but too sweet sugar, way too much, hence a lower rating.
jfb (3441) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy amber-ruby colour with a frothy beige head, quite viscous. aroma of heavy tropical fruit, especially mango and pineapple, some caramel, heavy cherries, nettles and brown sugar, honeymelon, lemons and some very light alcohol. flavour is very sweet, with notes of roasted malts, caramel and heavy herbal hops, some light yeast and raisins. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Toffee, perfumy rose, red wine and raisin. Cloudy brown with a rich beige head. Toffee, raisin, plum and aromatic hops. Really nice with lots of character.
pdx77 (945) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Lucky Labrador for the 17th Annual Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Murky copper color. Aroma is caramelized citrus, pitted fruit, and grass. Taste is tart grapefruit, prune, mango/passionfruit, sweet malt, candi sugar, and a hint of bitterness. Odd combination of flavors that somehow works.
Melnis (73) - LATVIA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Krāsa sarkana, puta maza. ļooti salds un iesalains. Bet šim pēcgarša ir krietni interesantāka kā jebkuram citam barley wine. Vajadzētu dzert mazliet vēsāku, lai nosistu saldumu. ļoti labs
ST247 (107) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @home. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Soft carbonation. Aroma is sweet, fruity, caramel. Taste is sweet, alcohol, soft caramel, fruity. Nice soft sweet aftertaste. little expensive but a really nice barley wine.
Eduardeller (33) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
La mejor barley que he probado. ...excelente conjunto ...donde el % de alcohol no sobresale. ...perfecta! !!!!!!