Atheist_Peace (851) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2013. Clear cherry/mahogany pour with a tan head that recedes quickly. Brandy and fruit cake dominate the nose with some spicy, earthy notes and a little burnt brown sugar. Warm whiskey on the palate with some stewed fruit and earthy hops in a finish thatís a little boozy and medium-sweet.
Scopey (4600) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle from Habershams, Savannah. It pours clear mahoganny with a small beige head. The nose is wood, leather, earth, light spice, toast, dried fruit and trifle. The taste is wood, varnish, leather, dried fruit, decent bitterness, spice, toast and toffee with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Smooth, good depth and balance. A top-notch American barleywine.
bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 vintage drank 2013-June. Pours deep reddish brown with no head or lace. The aroma is intense candied medicinal cherries. Flavor is sweet with woody bitter middle then more of the cherries and some spice thrown in. Feel is stick though fairly light in body with a boozy end. Very good though not super complex at this point. Worth trying again with other vintages.
Staffan47 (670) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kanske är mig det är fel på men jag känner chili i allt nu mera. Härlig sötma men tunn för en barleywine (kanske inte går som det?). Vanilj och kola
HeadyDE (363) - Delaware, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour..2011 vintage..dark copper red color..aroma of sweet malt.molasses..brown sugar..bourbon..bit of burnt nuttiness as well..medium body..silky smooth mouthfeel..vanilla woody notes come through well and leave a pleasant warming sensation..amazing how the abv is hidden on front yet returns big time.nice complexity behind this..
Crispy34 (281) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 draft. The aroma very malt forward. Somewhat sweet smelling, as well. The appearance is a murky brown with a lasting head. The taste is very caramel malt that is sweet and then finishes a dry malt flavor. The palate is sweet. Overall, this is a really different kind of barley wine. I am so used to a lot of hops coming through, but this one is just sweet from malt.
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stoutnick (287) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark. Aroma is light yeast and malt taste. Flavour is beautiful - richness like a dark belgian ale, booze, dark pudding. Palate is nice lingering malt and clannish finish. Overall, a malt goody with a lovely sweet finish.
Thewade (225) - USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin head. Caramel, malty, and boozy. Best drank only slightly chilled. Nice sipping beer.
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into goblet at restaurant. Dark copper brown color with very thin beige head. Aroma of heavy bready malt, dark fruit, caramel and booze. Taste is certainly high ABV, pretty boozy with the thick flavors of the aroma. Heavy body, low carbonation, rich, syrupy and complex with the lightest bit of bitter finish. Well executed, Iíd drink it again.
Manimilious (2) - Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy with a light silk head that seemed to "dance" the entire time. Bread like smell to and a very dry fruit taste to it. Overall taste is young but seems promising for perfection if aged
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