thornecb (4640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head quickly recedes to skim surface. Sweet caramel and oak aromas. Thick with toffee soaked bread, roasted nuts and hot caramel upfront turning to mildly bitter earth in the sugar and alcohol head rush finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
37.5cl bottle pours with a nearly clear deep copper body that has amber hues and supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up big malt sweetness, some molasses covered sweet dark fruity esters, a bit of honey and then more nectar sweet maltiness. The taste is sweet, rich, nectar like and nearly intense as it seems almost mead like in its richness. Yum, what a great sipper. I get nectar sweet malts, rich honey mead like goodness, concentrated plum juice and sweet brown sugar dusted dates. Wow. Very nice sipper. I’ll sip on this any time.
Pinball (11000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. slightly cloudy yellow with a little bit of particles. small offwhite head. aroma of booze and malts, toasted malts, faint caramel. aroma comes off as slighlty phenolic. Flavor is malty, faint caramel, booze, phenolic note to it, faint flowery, not much wood, but there is some kind of woddy bitterness to the beer, that is in fact pretty strong, just not easy to recognize as what it is.
FraekkeFyr87 (63) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is full of sugar and coffee with a slightly note of chocolate. The nostrils are burning thanks to the high alcohol percentage. The color is beautiful amber orange and it is clear that this beer is not filtrated. I like that! The taste is sweet and slightly bitter thanks to the coffee taste. There is no doubt that there is a lot of alcohol since my tongue gets numb after the liquid gets swallowed. The finish is long and alcoholic. I actually don’t mind at all since it tastes so good. An excellent beer!
Yorker (1427) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy amber with some sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, toasted malt, dried fruit, wood, and alcohol - with a sweet and alcoholic finish.
skortila (4665) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. The aroma has oak, white wine, caramel, some fruitiness. Clear, copper-amber coloured with not much, white head. The taste is medium sweet, has quite some oak, white wine, hint of wine sourness. Complex. Good, but just a bit too much oak. Would be pretty fantastic if it went out of the barrels a bit earlier.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No such thing as a "sipping" beer. Chug or get the fuck out.
Pours a hazy copper with almost no head. Aromas of oak and sweet caramel. Taste is sweet and oily. Flavors of oak, sweet sugar candy. Nice mouthfeel, low carb. This is not 19.3%, drinks more like 8%. Nice.
Lore (1308) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very hazy orange to amber colour, minimal yellowish head; aroma of spicy alcohol, herbs, wood, and caramel, as well as biscuity notes; taste is the same with extremely alcoholic aftertaste; correct barley wine, but this very high ABV has some disadvantages...
fluffy (1842) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
sampled at bottle share. pretty decent barleywine i guess but mostly just heat honestly.
DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a a lightly murky dull-golden color with a pull candy colored head. Quarter inch head retains pretty well. Caramel, oak, and hints of vinegary, wet soured wood. Thick and oily. Sweet tawny port flavor, caramel, alcohol, and fruitiness. Extraordinary!