hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured dark reddish-brown. Very hoppy aroma with undercurrents of sweet spices and malt. Tastes great. Hops and a huge dose of barley and spices (I agree that there’s licorice in there). Very nice, big beer.
chickenflea (327) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage in 12oz bottle. Served at 48degs. The beer poured a cloudy caramel color. A thick foamy head persisted for about 15 mins. Aroma is molasses, fermented dark fruit, prune, alcohol and bread (the Maris Otter comes through!). Alcohol and vinous sweetness on the palate. A pleasant bitterness on the finish with a touch of oxidation. This is a big beer and it takes time to sort it out. Thick mouthfeel with a long long finish. Overall, nothing to complain about. It doesn’t feel like there are a lot of silly spice additions to detract from the wonderful malt and the rich gravity of this beer. I have come to expect a lot from North Coast. This beer does not disappoint. It’s a little hot. I have three other bottles that I will let sit another year. Then we will see if the alcohol has mellowed a bit.
rader58 (774) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. 2014 offering. Pours dark honey/burnt orange color. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, anise, raisin. Flavor of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, touch of anise. A sweeter beer, but well balance. Quite a nice brew.
gkeh (175) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014. Pour is dark red, almost a cranberry juice color. Minimal head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves a ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is raisin, caramel malts, sweet brown sugar, and a little bit of alcohol sweetness. Taste is big raisin and caramel, as well as some alcohol warmth. Pretty good Barleywine, but not my fave.
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose is chewy raisins and malt. Pour is murky brown. Taste is malty sweet with an alcohol warming. A little oxidized.
beechner224 (615) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle from mcbahkus. Pours a cloudy murky brown. Aroma is malty boost. Taste is sweet, malty, raisin, alright for being so damn old.
mr_h (2714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle (2014 vintage) from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - clear brown, non-existent head, treacle toffee aroma, viscous, treacle toffee flavour, low carbonation
Stuartyboy (598) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a reddish brown ale with candied sugar aroma taste is dark fruits brown sugar and sweet malt carmel and toffee on the finish
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle shared with mr_h. Reddish brown, reasonable head. Barley malt aroma. Barley sugar flavour. Strong sweet alcohol aftertaste. Not my thing.
RevBFG (53) - - JUL 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours hazy copper color with tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is bready and malty. Taste is strong in malts and caramel with some fruit and a lot if alcohol tossed in for good measure. Slightly carbonated with a sticky mouthfeel. Terrific beer.
e303 (49) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter. 2014 bottle. Aged three years. Pour is copper with a tiny head. Aroma is malty and caramel sweet, a bit bready. Taste follows through but adds an alcohol burn. Finish is smooth. Good shit.
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