Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy hell. Complex. So much going on. Smokey, richly malty, with intense sweet dark fruit (acai, blackberry, blueberry,) chocolate, toffee, caramel. This beer is a damn meal. It has the dark fruitiness of a Belgian, the roast and chocolaty richness of a stout and the malt complexity of a good English Old Ale, with a touch of smoke, hops and a long, lingering finish. Its a prime candidate for 2-3 years of cellaring.
JulienHuxley (3158) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at SSAN V. Brown-black pour with no head. Aroma is smoky and grassy, some light boozy notes, menthol. Taste is pretty gross, tons of menthol, boozy sweet grainy notes, very boozy and minty, with a hint of smoke/iodine, the whole is very medicinal and not very enjoyable at all. Palate is heavy, harsh and boozy. Drainpour.
cnesmark (20) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50 cl, Vinmonopolet. Rye, dried fruits, smoke. Thick, pours like thin syrup. Dark brown, yet not opaque. Title is appropriate - this beer is suitable for when the sun turns.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
BMessiah (3) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours into glass in dark cola colour, very little quickly disappearing head and a little yeast residue. Smells strongly smoky, salty liquorice and a hint of banana. Tastes very smoky and salty, mixed with some berries. Aforementioned tastes hide behind roughly everything else. Salty smoke dominates the palate. Quite unique beer, but not the way I like to consume my barley wine.
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoked bacon, fruit, roasted malt, banana. Taste is pretty smoky too, with tar, ashes, licorice, raisin, herbs, quite massive and complex.
Andrus86 (29) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE. Shared. Poured a muddy brown with the aroma of burnt tires, got the taste of smoked bacon & bbq sauce, was like a meal buy the end of it!
Sourced from Cellarbrations @ Capel
Desverger (2121) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, CPH - fuzzy brown pour with a big beige head. Aroma is smokey malty, aroma and taste of bready toasty malty, dark dried fruit, caramel, treacle, wooden notes. Abit more smoke than was expecting.
Rangi (587) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark murky brown poor with a thin head. Nice lasting aroma of smoke, smokey peat. Taste is smooth, slightly thick and syrupy. Quiet sweet. Very good over all. Really enjoying this wee sweet smokey syrupy beverage.
asheft (2518) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from LCBO. Grainy cereal grain pumpernickel aroma with promise of ethanol. Cloudy ruddy dark brown under a persistent, beige, lacy blanket. Smoky, boozy flavour that is sticky sweet and quite phenolic (smoky) with moderate bitterness. Cloying sweet finish, moderate carbonation, full body.
vlad2233 (4) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Viscosity of this stuff is a first thing you’ll be surprised of. Experience on its own indeed! Taste is nicely balanced. Personally, I’m not fan of smoky beers, nor whiskies but Sunturnbrew is far off that classification taste wise. Easy to drink, hence dangerous!
Gluepot (62) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked malt with bacon, berries, a little citrus bite make for an intriguing if not confusing taste sensation. Rich body and alcohol level speak to the potential of aging. I am really at a loss to evaluate this one in a definitive fashion. Quite unique, however you cut it!