UDBeernut (2383) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours translucent burnt sienna. Yeah, whipping out my box of crayolla crayons on this one, minimal head. Toffee and nutty nose. Taste is sweet malt, more caramel, toffee. Big full chewy body. Mild booze burn on finish. This is an old school barley wine. Like pre TI-82 calculator old school.
bytemesis (5561) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange, small beige head, decent residual and lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, hints of orange zest, caramel and toffee with piney hops adding bitterness on the finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty much right down the middle of the American barleywine fairway on this one.
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color. Also very thin palate like widmer. More hops, bitter, and lightly sweet. Dry finish.
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from Jungle Jim’s International Market, Fairfield, OH. Cloudy dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, pine needles, caramel, toffee, and booze. Citrus and piney hop taste with a sturdy sweet malt backbone. Mild bitter finish. Pairs well with stilton, sharp cheddar, and smoked nuts. A nicely done barleywine.
willisread (1580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Tim! Pours a fairly clear copper with a small off-white head. Fruit-filled aroma with some peach, pineapple and grape along with some honey and biscuits. Super clean for a barley wine with good fruitiness. Feels kind of light and dangerously drinkable. Finish is rather fruit forward and lingers for a bit. Enjoyable.
Bacterial (2551) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour from a 750 ml bomber. Solid hop-forward barleywine with the intense maltiness balanced by hop bitterness. This is fine, nothing special. Cellared for about 2 years.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Tim. Minerals, pineapple, booze, but very easy drinking. Tropical, peaches. Taste is good, minerals again, fruity. Nice stuff
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost clear amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of raw sugar, raisins, caramel, toffee, biscuit and vanilla. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, sweet alcohol, raisins and toffee. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice!
jsporrer (307) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep straw yellow with very little foam. Nice grainy, hoppy aroma. Somewhat tart and slightly bitter but not unpleasant. Reminded me of Samuel Adam’s Rebel IPA. The bitterness gives it a nice bite but not too harsh. Smooth finish with a nice lingering taste. Hides the alcohol well. Not what I was expecting from the description but it was a pleasant surprise. I don’t like most bitter style beers but I enjoyed this a lot.
thomat (2915) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Hazy amber with a small tiny whit head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Full body with a long bitter / sweet finish.
rlgk (15801) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Haket during Ölets Dag 2015. Clear copper/golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, caramel notes, vinous, spicy notes, some caramel and some earthy notes. Malty caramel flavor, raisins, bready, earthy notes, some raisins and alcohol. Quite nice.