JohnnyJ (4951) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchills. Hazy orange pour, with frothy white head. Sweet malts, fruit, wheat, caramel, grassy hops, and a nice dose of bitterness. Good, but not completely memorable.
abemorsten (3266) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal. Clear orange with a white head leaving excellent lacing. Orange peel, malts, spruce and fruits on the nose. Heavy sweet and heavy bitter flavors with plenty of resin and dried fruits. Full bodied, alco warm and a syrupy texture. Long bitter sweet finish.
gyllenbock (5914) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy reddish/brown with a large head. I really liked the aroma on this one. A lot of malt, sweet, fruit, toffee and some wood. The taste was also dominated by malt. Sweet but really drinkable and easy to enjoy. Notes of alcohol but nothing alarming.
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Blind Tiger brunch with Linh, Pat, Dallas, and Ann. Pours a deep, hazy mahogany with no head. Aroma is bitter pine hop. Mouthfeel is very dry and bitter with notes of pine, dry citrus, and an alcohol burn.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy gold with an off white head. Sweet malt and caramel flavor, little bit of citrus, rye. Solid brew.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at blind tiger. Pours a red color with some head. Holly nose. Flavor is very piney and dry. Not a big fan of holly barleywines though.
Plovmand (7056) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botle at home. Pours bit hazy deep golden with a creamy off white head. The aroma is quite hoppy with notes of sweet caramel, sweet malt, grass and sweet fruit. Quite sweet flavour of malt, wheat and rye that could be buckwheat instead. Grassy and grape fruity notes with some sweet berries. Overall quite sweet but still loads of hops. Creamy texture.
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap @ John Bull, Aalborg. Pours dark amber with small beige head. Aroma is quite malty and sweet, caramel, a nice grain component like rye or the like, it's probably the buckwheat I guess. Also a good portion of hops with notes of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is rather thick and cummy, rather high sweetness and malt presence. Notes of caramel and raisins. Also some nice hoppy bitterness to balance out. Very nice, but I would prefer a bit more age on a beer like this.
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours hazy amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is spicy alcohol, caramel and cookie malt, dates, berries, floral and fruity hops. Flavor is heavy alcohol, spicy, floral hops, fruity esters, caramel and cookie malt, sugary and a dry finish. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation.
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. BBE 23.11.2015.
Pours an amber colour with a white frothy head. Strong aroma of floral citrusy hops (Cascade and Simcoe at least) and caramel. Strong flavour of strong floral citrusy hops, caramel malts, some sweet fruits and hay. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation with a long, warming and strong bitter finish. Far from a barley wine, more of a Double IPA. Excellent.