fantti (615) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber to mahongy color, and hazy. Head is 2,5 finger and very thick with a lot of lacing. Aroma has a lot of caramel or toffee and dark fruit, but also some diacetylic hint, which propably doesn’t belong here. Some liqueur-like berriness is also present. Taste is also caramelly, little roasty, fruity and also the same diacetylic notes are present. Palate is quite hoppy and quite full and stable. All in all, this could be decent beer without the diacetylic notes, which makes this beer quite dull.
danlo (802) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Brown ruby-amber colour, thick foam off-white head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of sweet malts, spice, vanilla, orange rind, hop resin. Taste is sweetish caramel, raisins, tangy orange & grapefuit notes, floral hoppy, boozy, and a grassy earthy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, warming dry grassy lingering bitter finish. Very drinkable.
Cory (219) - , California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Sour and light hop aroma, amber color, creamy smooth with typical barley wine and toasted almond notes, the sour kicks back in for the long finish.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel reddish brown in color... Aroma of caramel, oak, vanilla... Flavor is caramel, oak, dates, fruits... Slight bitterness on finish, minimal notes of alcohol... Nice
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DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome barley wine on tap at Mikkeller bar in SF lots of caramel and delicious, strong as ever
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capones. Pours a hazy golden color with orange highlights and a creamy, clinging white head that leaves light lace. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, mint, orange, and lemon are nicely balanced by a grainy tartness from the buckwheat. Taste has a resinous and bitter start that leaves notes of orange, lemon, pine, grapefruit, sage, orange candies, and buckwheat. The finish is hoppy and plenty bitter with the expected interplay of tart citrus and grain flavors. Medium to full in bodied with moderate carbonation.
Nische (511) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy red/brown colour, with a big creamy head. Aroma is dominated by brown sugar, fruits ,sweet malts, and some raisins! Flavor has raisins, dry fruits, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla. Big body, lots of caramel and sweet maltiness, and citrus finish.
dexcansino (375) - Andalucía, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza color ambar, con una espuma blanca ligera y escasa. Olor a miel, mandarinas, flores, hierbas. Sabor muy complejo, afrutado, especias, resina. Muy bien equilibrada, gas-cuerpo perfecto. Gran cerveza.
k0mpsa (895) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at mikkeller bar. Hazy reddish brown color, small white head. Aroma is rich sweet malts, caramel, some fruits. Full malty body, big hops, hint of alcohol, caramel, sweetness. Excellent.
bulldogops (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
8oz on draught at Beer Revolution - was so stoked to see this on the menu on a random night here. Hazy orange-brown pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is sweet sweet citrus and honey - mango, peach, vanilla. Taste is an alcoholic hoppy punch, lots of IBUs tempered with sweetness, and a ton of alcohol on the palate, but not thoroughly undisguised. Just a big bold beer for flavour-lovers. Awesome.