Theis (13553) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Hotel Room, NYC - Thanks to my friend Derek - shared with Mette. Clear golden/amber - white head. Fruity , sharpness, light dusty, nutty, citrus, barley, clean, light hoppy, light caramel, light bisquit, nice fruity.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Large off-white head that mostly dissipates, atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/grapefruit, some raisin, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, orange, caramel, some raisin/vinous, light grapefruit. Sticky medium-full body, some resin, alcohol.
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Semi-Final Tasting, my place in London. Thanks to Jack. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Sugary malts on the nose with light caramel and some faint floral notes. Big sweet flavor with sticky pine, sturdy grass, a bit of caramel, and alcohol. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, big and sweet, with more caramel and alcohol, some ripe fruits, heavy malts. Not terrible, but it would probably improve a lot as it mellows out with age.
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Guerde for this bottle. Pours orange amber with no real head. Aroma is floal and fruity/citrus hop. Med body. Flavor is bitter floral citrus over a nice caramel backbone. Pleasant departure from excessive brown sugar. Very nice.
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Maxx’s TURD Tasting-thanks italarican-12oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is some spice. Taste is sweet light/medium malt, 2nd spice (German) hops that carries through to finish.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber in color with a khaki head. Strong sugar aroma, a nice toasted malt note, and a bit of sweet fruit. Some citrusy hops and a touch of pine. Fairly sweet on the palate with a perfumey hop profile. Lots of grapefruit zest, a light pine, and plenty of sweetness. Nice brown and table sugars, a little bit of caramel, and some toast. A hint of fruits and alcohol on the finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Thumbprint Barley Wine
Date: November 04, 2012
Appearance: clear gold, wispy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, brown sugar sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, light fruityness, rich, sweet, balancing earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Tmoney99 (10817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsadad06. Poured clear copper color with an average off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted caramel malt and resin hop aroma. Moderate to heavy body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biitersweet flavor to medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a complex beer.
Ratman197 (9956) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting creamy ivory head. Aromnas of crackers, lemon zest, grapefruit zest and a hint of pine. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, earthiness, grapefruitr and light lemon zest with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering citrus finish
BeerandBlues2 (9804) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Drake at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, grapes and vinous notes, earthy and herbal hops with spicy wheat notes. Flavor is malt dominant, spicy alcohol, wheat notes, grapes and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.