ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The label reads "Barley Wine- Style Ale". Pours black with a tan head. Sweet malt aroma but there’s a ton of hops in there! Chocolate malt flavors; burnt sugars, dark fruits, caramel and bready notes. Very bitter. I was pretty sure this was listed under the wrong style when i logged on to rate it but I’ve always argued that Bigfoot was an IIPA so this fits into that category.
mmargarucci (161) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap erzbierschof zuri. Pours a dark opaque milky brown with long lasting white head. Aroma sweet caramel, roasted nuts alcohol. Taste is well balance malty sweet to start followed by dry herbal hoppy finish with hints of strong alcohol and oak. Nicely balanced. Hides high abv well. Great barley wine!
Gaultier (894) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 27/6-15. Fruity and hoppy with caramely notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry and hoppy.
Jorn69 (1656) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 150627. Malty, hoppy and caramely, sweet, medium body with än oily texture. The finish is dry and hoppy.
BlazerT (217) - POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sensoric glass. Deep brown, hazy with densed, medium head with poor retention. medicore lacing. Medium fruity aroma, light brown sugar, piney and smokey aroma. You can also feel some hints of raw grain and caramel. High bitterness from the beginning of degustation, this barley wine is not as most of available in the market - sweet and sticky. There are massvie amount of sweet and sugary malts, but hoppy character overbalance it. Full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation finish is long and sweet. In overall very excellent barley wine for real hoppy geeks.
alex_leit (357) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Bronze amber color, very good foam. Aroma: floral, citrus, fruits, wine, caramel, candied fruit, toffee, candy and yellow plums. Taste: bitter-sweet, honey malt, plum wine, grapefruit slices, caramel and brandy, good hop bitterness. Great!
Garrold (2493) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Hazy, deep copper colour. Thin, lasting, clingy, beige head. Viscous and leggy. Big, DIPA aroma going on. Fusty, stewed fruit hop. Some dried vine fruits. Peppery spice. Missus says liquorice. Taste is thick, chewy sweet, turning rich, greasy, stewed hop bitter. It’s full on, certainly, but not heady. Palate is soft, rich, and full. Finishes long, resinous, oily bitter. Big beer. Really enjoyed this.
sharkydodson (580) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with shades of hop and some spices... the taste is caramel and rather hoppy with notes of dark fruits, resin, brown sugar and spicy grasses... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...
colui72 (183) - HONG KONG - JUN 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2015 Since I poured it and it was so creamy I knew that I would have found paradise there. Dark copper appearance, thin head, medium sweet, dry fruit, smooth and creamy. Medium sweet finish. Excellent.
thirstyrabbit (1409) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Batch #1311, about 6 months old. Opaque light mahogany body. Hoppy aroma with American hops and sweet dried fruit. Sweet hoppy taste with more dried fruits: dates, white raisins etc. Hops feel kind of "green" with notes of apple peel. Sweet syrupy finish. The high level of hoppiness brings some balance but somehow the sweetness still prevails. This needs to spend another 6 months in the cellar - too sweet now.
lbjor (27) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown/black. Little to no head. Smells of alcohol and wood. Tastes of caramel, hops and burnt malt.