csaso (1132) - Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage - small foamy head, dark amber color, pretty balanced yet complex aroma and flavor with earthy hops and sweet malt, some alcohol notes come through, very good overall
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. 2012 vintage. Pours orange to red clear with a beige head, aroma of honey, apple, caramel and alcohol, flavor of cherries, brandy, light bitterness, medium bodied
Lilja (1221) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, toner av torkad frukt, plommon, smörkola. Bra beska som rundar av det hela.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. 2012 vintage. Amber with no head. Aroma of alcohol, malt and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly and alcoholic. Medium-bodied, silky mouthfeel.
kalervo (539) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich tasted strong English-style ale. Well-balanced. Not too sweet (as I expected).
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby-tinged copper with a off-white head.
Nose shows golden syrup, bready melanoidin notes, sultanas and soft booze.
Very rich, malty flavours. Bready melanoidin malt, alcohol, sultanas, brandy. A little harsh.
Slick body, carbonation seems a bit high.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle of the 2013 (non)vintage. It still tasted great despite its youth and it confirmed my growing preference for barley wines and olde ales. Aroma of plums, undried lacquer and Werther’s candy. Appearance is a brilliant red, clear, no foam, minimal lacing. Taste is a mouth-coating scotch, dates and assorted dried fruit, sweet. Palate is sizzling with signals of the high abv, but that aspect is otherwise well hidden. Medium bodied, highly carbonated, very drinkable. Overall it’s a very good barley wine that sticks to the basics, no gimmicks, which earn it a solid A-. it’s very well executed, if not incredibly creative.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with just a trace of thin, fizzy off-white head. Aroma is cherries, figs, cookie and cereal malts, floral hops, and light booze. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with floral hops, dark fruit, and light vanilla; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (1021) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours clear cherry red with no head. Very tart and dry, like cider. Funky smell. Light body and high carbonation.
tuomo123 (3) - - APR 8, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice yellow head and chocolate brown colour. There is little chocolate and peanuts in the aroma.