MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog from the 2011 vintage. Bottle bought at Systembolaget. I have a hard time with barley wines in general this one was decent though. High in sweetness and alcohol, lots of raisins and dried fruits, probably should have aged it for a couple of years.
BMMillsy (1326) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bottle from Tipples. Pours dark amber red colored with a one finger yellowish tannish head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, leather, caramel, some aroma that gives this a lager like smell. Flavor follows with sweet fruits, plums, a bit of caramel, and a sweet finish that reminds me of a bock. This is interesting and doesn’t scream barleywine or old ale to me. Medium heavy mouthfeel with medium low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth going down that makes this a nice winter warmer. Not what I expected after trying the Cellar Reserve version.
Peter_L (718) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från SB. Rubinröd vötska med gulvitt skum. Intensiva dofter av dadlar, russin och citrus. Komplex och djup. Hög sötma i smaken och kraftig beska. Rejält eldig munkänsla. 11,2% alkohol lämnar sina avtryck. Lång eftersmak.
Weezel (189) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. Pours a murky brown with little head. Very carbonated at first and taste if raisins, dark fruit and hoppy bitterness to finish. Needs some time but after tasting prior aged vintages it will stand up.
Seabass1964 (28) - Paragould, Arkansas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful Reddish brown color with a little head. Nice cherry arroma. Tastes very very sweet. Like decadent sweet fruits or a fine wine. Maybe just a little too sweet for my taste. Deap alcohol burn on the finish. This beer makes a great lead in as it prepares your Palate for your favorite Belgian Quad.
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear bright copper-orange with a very nice creamy off-white head, good retention and lacing. smooth caramel, dried apricots and other dusty dried red little fruits, warming alcohol, very fruity - oranges, bitter aromatic herbs, fairly woody, southern comfort feeling if not brandy-like warming flavors, maple, cocoa powder. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, boozy, grassy-spicy-lightly piney finish. complex, tasty and very good! solid!
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007; APPEARANCE: Murky brown with reddish accents, no head to speak of (may have been too cold); TASTE: sweet, roundish; NOSE: dark sugars, and fruits; PALATE: very slight carbonation, big body and slightly sticky or creamy; OVERALL: Too sweet, it is like an aperitif.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a super hazy dark burnt orange with a small off white head. Lots of raisins and caramel malt on the nose, vanilla, dark cherry, and maybe a touch of milky chocolate. Lots of cherry on the taste, a little fig and plum, and then lots of caramel/vanilla flavors, and maybe some brown sugar. Not overly sweet, enough maltier notes to cut through the fruity notes at the front of the tongue. Very smooth.
EvanFriend (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of dried fruit. Taste is oak, honey, a hint of smoke, a faint whiff of booze. Subtle hops at the end.
JHeath99 (913) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours slightly hazy amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, sweet, and an undercurrent of booze. Taste of vanilla and cherries with a slightly oaky/boozy that lingers.