AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2004 bottle. Smells SEXY! Fig, brandy, malt, alcohol, honey, Pine and something halfway between almond and hazelnut. Deep amber hue, with almost 0 head except a perfect ring that clings tenaciously to the glass. The taste is exactly the ame as the smell and that is a wonderful thing. It made my cigarette afterward taste better. Full bodied and warm and creamy and happy and satisfying! I really needed all of those "ands". Itís that good!
Banksiz (50) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle, 11.5%. Cherry-port nose giving way to a caramel chocolate. Sweetish, slightly raisiny, heavy velvety body. Just enough bitterness to balance the sweetness and body. Great strong ale.
demondeacon09 (48) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle poured into a snifter. Medium off-white head that dissipates quickly. Malty aroma with hint of earth and hay and raisin. Wish the aroma was a bit stronger. Light orange-brown color. Hazy. Tastes like a barleywine - very malty with a slight bitter hop finish; sweet. Pretty smooth for 11.7 abv. Iím glad that I tried this beer, but itís far from my favorite.
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2003 - Perhaps I had a bad Bottle, but this beer reaked and tasted of Alcohol. The color was a cherry red. A slight hoppy taste. But, everything was overpowered by the alcohol.
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark golden brown body with off-white head. The aroma is sweet like cherries and "dadler". A round and strong flavor, with hints of sweet wildberries. A little too "ensidig", and the taste of alc is a bit dominating! I normally love US barley wines, but this particular one is too borring and doll. When i drink barley i want a kick in the head, and 100s of flavors to attac every inch of my bloody body!
tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 - The amorma was of sweet malt and fruit. The appearance was dark brown, tinit of red that was slightly cloudy with a minimal head. Flavor was stong of molasses, wine-like and sweet. I could taste the alcohol but found it perfect. Excellent!
ironprog (47) - - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. 2012 edition. Pours a cloudy, deep amber, with an off-white, tight head that dissipates moderately. Aromas of milk-chocolate, caramel, fruit (maybe fig?), and vanilla. Taste is sweet with flavors of caramel, vanilla, and just a hint of black-cherry. Full-bodied with a thick, creamy texture. Carbonation is average. Finish is smooth and sweet. Overall, I really like this beer. Although, as it warms up it gets sweeter. By the time it reaches room temperature it is almost cloyingly sweet. However, straight out of the fridge is a little too cold and you donít get all the subtleties. So i suggest letting it warm up for 5 minutes before indulging.
theaudist (46) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Such a great beer, I donít even know what to say about it. The flavors combine to almost taste like a portobello mushroom (Odd, but thats what I taste). A toffee taste dominates throughout in this expert barley wine. Just exceptional. My all time favorite beer thus far.
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mmmmmmmm, good. This one is distinctive, and it also has a real nice kick! Rich, malty. and sweet, but not in a cheap or brash way. Kind of like a barleywine, but not quite as sweet as I remember the barleywine at the pub of the hotel where I stayed in England, but. I consider this brew just as classy and enjoyable to drink as whatever it was I drank those nights across the pond. This is about twice as strong in alcohol as the average beer or ale, but the alcohol taste is well integrated in a pleasant way with the wonderful flavor of the drink.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong, but still tastes great. Good color. Very little head. Very good beer. Fun to drink also.