Rangi (637) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty beer. Big thick sticky sweet boozy barley wine and at the same time easily drinkable and smooth.
kingvit (372) - - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: strawberry, champagne, cookie, citric, resin, grass, red fruit, bubblegum, banana; Appearance: deep reddish orange, small frothy head; Taste: medium bitterness, intense sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: medium body, thick texture, average carbonation, bitter finish
Delicious mouthfeel, well-hidden alcohol, similar to Big Worster but less malty, more hoppy and less boozy. My 300th review on RateBeer :-D
yourilevesque (301) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! This is the kind of beer that crushes the rules! It is a barley wine right? Noze is Lagunitaís-ish: aromas of hops, flowers and tropical fruits coming out from the glass. Liquid is copper and fizzy. Head is magnificient! What a great looking beer! Taste is smooth. A little alcohol, peaches, pears, hops and black licorice. Palate is very nice too. Syrupy and oily at the same time, carbonated, fresh. Long fruity after-taste. In my personnal opinion, this beer is more on the Double IPA side than a barley wine. Perfect before meal as a great aperitif, this beer is a big wow for me!
Hopmaestro (454) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is straight up apricots and oranges with not that much else besides a light bread note. The taste is far away from barley wine, apricots, mango and a moderate bitterness. This one is truly fresh and uplifting, but if itís a massive barley wine you are going after, think again. Never the less, itís a very good brew and itís very drinkable. Maybe a bit too easy to drink?
RichTheVillan (4373) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy light copper pour with a creamy beige head, great amount of hop on the aroma consisting of grapefruit and orange, taste has sweet caramel, tangerine, grapefruit bitterness, booze is present, quite sticky mouthfeel, some pine, very good.
Lowenbrau (2607) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 12-09-2014.
Pours hazy dee golden with nice off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Malty caramel, honey, sweet liquor aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is smooth, viscous, caramel, liquor, some spicy. A bit dry finish.
JefVerstraete (2041) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle @ Dijleschuimers bierproeffestival 2014. Hazy amber colour, creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of stone fruit, citrus, honey and bitter hops. Also some caramel. Quite sweet with bitter finish. Good barley wine!
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with fluffy tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big malty sweetness, english fruity esters over the top. Taste is a big barley wine, sweet fruity malt and yeast, slight bitterness. Very nice, booze well hidden, good carbonation.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish clear amber with a resilient beige head. Aroma is cereals, loads of caramel and spices. Flavor is caramel, barley sugar, spices, pepper. Finish is hoppy, mostly herbal. Medium body, average carbonation.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at BrewDog Camden on 9 Apr 2012. Poured a hazy, dark amber colour, with a dense off white head. Aroma of treacle, dates, big malt and light grassy hop. Smooth caramel flavours, with resinous hops, raisins and bread. Finish was peal, butterscotch and warming booze.