madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
30th January 2010
17.6% Version. Cloudy amber beer. Floral hoppy nose with elderflower coming to the fore. Light airy palate, dry but not overly so. Sweet floral hops, elderflower, chamomile. A whisper of well buried hop fruit. All underpinned by intense sweet toffee malt. Finishes with some Port Wine tones. Bloody Nora! This is a good one! Not heavy like you might expect and with some unusual flavours for a barleywine.
Brenhophead (656) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoops rated wrong one =( i rated this beer instead of the big worse my bad.
gEUS (1503) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Pours Clear and shiny goldish yellow with no head - just some simmering of the mousse. Aromas of peach, almond and butter (like a crumble coming from the oven), alcohol, honey and pineapple. Full body with initial sweetness that is immediately overtaken by the warmth of the alcohol and it bites quite hard. Flavours only come in the finish as the alcohol wears out - nuts, port/sherry
PhillyCraft (4072) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a moderately carbonated pinkish orange. Medium head, small amount of sticky white lacing. Aromas and taste of bannana bread, fuel, slight dogfish nail polish remover yeast, sweet barley, tons of caramel malt and crystal malt. I understand this beer was 18% but it was still very hot in the chest. Not hidden well at all. Finishes with a boozey mango mead flavor and aftertaste
Ron (3061) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Old Toad after free steak dinner I won from work at the Fairport Inn. Clear golden with no head. Spicy Belgian yeast, esters, alcohol and banana on the nose. Heavy sweet, alcoholic, fruity and malty flavors. Full body, alcoholic warmth. The 1st sip gave me flash backs to the Yukon Jack days of many years ago. It tasted like there was that much booze in this.
rederic (3211) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle, cloudy burgundy hue, with no head, sweet yeasty, fruity dried raisin, plum, candied orange peel, marmalade nose, with a phenolic, toasty, caramel, biscuity malt note, and with a raisin pie, faint toffee, brandyish accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice warmth syrupy, yeasty fruity raisiny, plummy, candied orange peel, marmalade, Grand Marnier liqueur character with some brandyish, fruitcake, toasted, caramelized malt, brown sugar sweetness, baba au rhum pastry flavours, with a faint raisin pie, toffee, bran muffin undertone leading towards a warming, sweet fruiy, plum juice, dried raisin, toasted, caramel maltiness, Grand Marnier liqueur alcoholic finish.
hallinghansen (2418) - Odense S, DENMARK - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 17,6% vol. Hazy copper body with no head. Aroma is raisins, dates, candi sugar, alcohol, fruit, Flavor is quite boozy with notes of raisins soaked in some sort of booze, candi sugar. It has a light sour swallow. The alcohol burns in the mouth for a couple of seconds. Soft carbonation, oily texture. Average.
Cannile (11) - California, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
To be honest with you, I hate these "beer rating" websites, I feel they overshadow the real gems that are out there with "top beers" bias when consumers are in front of that beer selection looking to make a purchase, especially in this smart-phone-saturated day and age. But, because I finally opened this on-a-whim purchase that I made well over a year ago, I figured I’d provide a review. Pours a fairly-clear (but not filtered) gold color, low-mild carbonation, mild lacing upon swirling. Smells of booze, tons of caramel, vanilla, spice, and a hint of dark fruit. Light-medium body. Tastes as it smells. There is a little heat after swallowing, but that comes with anything 18.5% abv. Stellar stuff. Take my advice ..... share this bottle with a friend, do not drink this entire bottle by yourself like I have.
MotherBrother (817) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour deep amber, with no head at all.
Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits, apricot, dates, fudge, candied apples. The alcohol is definitely present, but not at all overpowering, and only a slight burn is detected.
Taste is sweet. Very sweet, but still well balanced.
Oily body, with a flat carbonation.
dnstone (2370) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barly strength in the aroma. Poured amber in color with off-white head. Strong chewy barley sweetness; coats and lasts...some orange and floral notes in the finish.
Notes: Borefts fest