bartlebier (3217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl (brygget 11/14), courtesy of bastarda @impuritylaw’s hosted Cellarclearing 2, I/2016, merci. - Thick layers of ginger-spiced medicinal bitter orange in aroma announce where this Barley Wine is headed: taking British restraint to a US boisterous recipe and landing at a boiled-down Norwegian essence. Very well rounded body gives the aromas a lozenge presence in flavour: bitter orange and ginger candy on a honey base, hop resins adding a drying medicinal dimension. No burn whatsoever - quite classy brew - just not one I would crave regularly.
hershiser2 (1830) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sedona. They claim it's been aged for about two years. Pours murky brown with a small beige head. Aroma of smoked peat, pine, citrus, caramel malts, earth. Taste is smoke, licorice, rubber, pine, earth, dominated by heavy but tasteful licorice.
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bastarda (377) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared with bartlebier, impuritylaw and Oldmanriver. A complex, delicious Barleywine/IIPA/whatever. Aromas of strong malts, cotton candy, ripe oranges, bitter chocolate and Erfrischungsstäbchen Zitrone, more orange, especially orange marmelade in taste, with creme-brulee-topping-like dark caramel notes with a marshmallow finish. Thoroughly well-done with no alcohol burn at all at 10% abv. Wow.
kajser27 (1129) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to almost black colored, hazy, small non lasting beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some chocolate, bit orange hard candy, fruity, citrus, bit resin. Taste is medium+ sweet toffee, lots of chocolate, some caramel, fruity, citrus, moderate resin hoppiness, medium bitterness, dry finish with bitter chocolate and hoppy lasting aftertaste, some alcohol and warmth. Full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky and bit resiny.
(bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)
rmilo (17) - POLAND - JAN 7, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
IT is my first barley wine in my life ..
outstanding beer !! great lacing and foam , charge on the glass whole time , aroma dry fruit , blackberry , forest fruit, where is alcohol ??? barnyyard, earthy , richest aroma all of time for me . I drink a lot of beer, most you can see on my instagram.com/rmil0 ,Fantastic stuff .. In taste : sweet heavy and another dry fruit apperance i like it texture is sticki ,bitter is medium (for me) with coffee and chocolate after taste , My number 1 beer so far I drinking aged bottle it is 14.11.13 bottleed, batch 1071 , best before 14.11.18
Serapac (315) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown, beige head. Aroma dark chocolate, sourdough, vanilla. Taste bitter-sour-sweet, faintly medicinal, but not in an unpleasant sense, hints of pickled vegetables. A hoppy finish.
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IOzh (99) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JAN 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with small off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, malt, hops and a bit sour. Full body with liquorice mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Moderately sweet with bitter finish and long aftertaste. Great beer.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No way this is an iipa... Easily an American barleywine! Pours a dark amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of of rich caramel, grapefruit, cherries, dark dried fruits and light alcohol. Taste is much the same bit a nice bitterness and sweetness to round out the profile. Great beer!
mrol (229) - - DEC 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown-orange. Hoppy aroma with notes of chocolate and alcohol. Hoppy and fruity flavor with notes of alcohol. Huge bitterness. Great
Mjp12 (1270) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, with a foamy tan head. Great aroma of sweet boozy malt, and a hop backbone. The initial flavour is sweet barley wine, but a heavy hop bill cuts through this. Great beer for my 1000th rate!