Yorker (1351) - 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 (4626) - 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 (1227) - 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 (1802) - 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 (1049) - 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!
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, not much differnet than ligher toasted version, caramel orange pour, oak,vanilla, toffee/caramel richness, boozy
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Hazy copper with thin beige head on pour.
Aroma: Treacle, golden syrup, liquorice, woody, resinous, spiritous, subtle marzipan, woody note.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Thick slightly grainy texture, thick body, low carbonation, lingering dry, treacle, liquorice finish with alcohol warmth and dryness.
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Bottle. Pours amber brown with bone white head. Nose/taste of toasted bread soaked in brandy, oak, vanilla, brandy, alcoholic tropical fruit juice, plum, dark fruit and alcohol soaked wood. Medium body.
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
375mL bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of toasted oak, caramel, and residual sugar. Flavour is intensely cloyingly sweet, too much so. A heap of caramel as well, creating a very thick, creamy palate. Too much sweetness here.