hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet aroma,malt and alcohol (reminds me of carmel). Amber red color light brown head. Very thick palate almost chewy. Taste matches the aroma. Very sweet, lots of malt and alcohol reminds me more of a dopple bock then a barly wine. A very nice beer. I'll have to try this vintage again in a year or two and see how it ages.
RobertDale (1896) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of fruit, malt, bread, and alcohol. Taste is dark fruit, malt, bread, alcohol, and a touch of hops. Nice Barley Wine.
rondphoto (983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium ruby amber with a soft ivory head and light swirls of lace. Taste begins with semi-sweet malt that grows through the palate as more tastes are added - first raisins and fruit cake candied fruit, then a heavy dose of caramel toffee, followed by an alcohol edge to bring things to a balance. Not for the faint of heart, big, hearty, filling, and impressive.
aenima (56) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 release. Complex aroma and taste. A lot of caramel and raisins in the flavour. A little sweet. Some warming alcohol in the finish.
Atom (995) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle 2009 vintage pours a murky brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, apples, and figs. Taste has similar favors as aroma with musty alcohol overtones. Booze dominates.
tedovertu (281) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This barley wine has some major kick to it. Very attractive dark copper color with next to no head. No lacing what so ever. Has alcohol burn with a general balance of flavor. Great beer if you need or want a very quick buzz.
kerenmk (1214) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. 2012 vintage. Clear reddish brown with a beige ring. alcohol, honey, sweet and bitter aroma with some chocolate, tastes very sweet but also dry and slightly bitter. Medium-to-full body, syrupy, mildly carbonated with alcoholic finish. Nice.
boozedude (1004) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle into glass, pours clear dark brown, with kacki head, first drink is prety powerfull, after you have a few its very enjoyable
Majin (189) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looking forward to this one, heads a bit off, but for 12% I wasn't sure. Really good overall, will enjoy the buzzzzz!
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csaso (942) - 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 (2040) - 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