rwgould (329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650ml bottle from LCBO. Served in a tulip. Pours an opaque black with a tiny white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma: Interesting mix of both malt and hops, notes of grapes, nuts, hints of chocolate. Palate: thick bodied but not too syrupy, smooth, fizzy, slightly drying finish. Taste: sweet start, slightly bitter finish. Really nice and really well balanced.
kevinator (720) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of their better beers. Complex aroma of sweet malt, honey and floral hops. Copperish color with a slight cloudiness and nice thin head. Crisp and somewhat heavy palate as to be expected. It finished quite dry. Nice blend of strong flavors that were evened by the carbonation. Hop bitter finish precluded by sweet malts and alcohol. Caramel and wood notes as well. Very tasty.
djoeye (928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beige dense 2-finger plus head, spangled laceworks, dark brown body with red tones, hazy I think.
Scents of fruity hops, dusty malts, leather and hints of raspberries.
Tastes dark roasted malts, chocolate hops, soup of fermented berries.
Slightly flourish on palate, half dry, smoothly carbonated.
Finishes with roasted malts, chocolate notes, leaves, hops, peels of berries.
Overall as an imperial IPA. (Brown 50cl bottle abv10% #1089 BBf09.12.18 b@Vinmonopolet Tromsø.)
w_adwersarz (59) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
W aromacie bardzo mało czuć chmiele, piana ładna dość szybko się rozpadła, w kolorze raczej brunatne, praktycznie nie przejrzyste.
W smaku typowy Barley Wine dość wysoko wysycony, słodowo słodkie, tak lekko w strone cherry. Z pełnią bym nie przesadzał.
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kingvit (47) - - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: alcohol, resin, grape; Appearance: deep red, minimal head; Taste: medium sweetness, slight bitterness, slight sourness; Palate: long finish, soft carbonation
Terrific barley wine, all in style, similar to a porto wine
Karol (508) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A very tasty barley wine style beer. Malty aroma with sweet fruits. Color is typical barley wine dark brown. Taste is a good blend of sweet malt and hops with hidden deceptive alcohol. Long lasting hoppy finish with a side taste of alcohol and malt. Bravo!
Beerhunter111 (5636) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig röstmalzig, Kaffee, alkoholisch. Geschmack alkoholisch fruchtig, röstmalzig fruchtig, überreife dunkle Früchte.
foxo82 (650) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines; consumed to toast Leicester City’s promotion to the Premier League so it had better be good: opaque dark almost black with slight crimson tint. Delicious aroma of suet pudding, liquorice, honey, cough medicine. Taste is initially bitter - a nice surprise for a barley wine - with dark chocolate, malt and a superb bitter/sweet balance. Tastes like a barley wine/IPA crossbreed and smooth as you like and a hint of smoke in the slight bitter finish. Outstanding.
dnicolaescu (537) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some hops perhaps, fermented grains, fruit sweetness. Intense taste, fruity sweetness, some tart notes, strong but not exaggerated bitterness.
Tsekouratos (116) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 no bottle from trade (thanks a lot gunnar). Dark red to black color with a nice beige head. Aromas of floral hops and caramel. Taste was not so nice and balanced, especially with the yeast inside. Caramel, some bread,maybe some floral hops and yeast. Aftertaste was bitter and long, with syrupy mouthfeel. Medium to full body with medium carbonation. A nice beer but the yeast was too much for me.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg Half Pint at White Horse European Beer Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2012 - Very Dark Reddish Brown in colour. Very Malty; lots of roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Fruity; dried fruits and grapefruit citrus. Hoppy; considerable resiny hop bitterness. Yeasty. Alcohol very evident. Sweet bitter roasty malty and fruity hoppy throughout. Lovely IIPA or Barley Wine or almost an Impy Stout!