Calisky (853) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 What a f!!! J’ai gouté une superbe barleywine galloise! Dorée, parfum orange citron, très douce au gout de céréales qui reste logntemps en bouche. J’ai adoré cette bière
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
med amber color. Big earthy nose with crystal malts and pine sticking up. The mouth show tons of earthiness, woodiness some what austere and hops back up the big malt with orange, apples and apricots showing up. Full bodied. Definitely English. Very interesting. The more i drank the more i groved on this
omhper (19644) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Cloudy deep golden, no head. Aroma of sweaty leather with a subtle smokey touch. Sweet and malty with soft mouthfeel and full body. Caramel and old cheese, smokey finsh with ligh tphenols.
Sbwnik (3) - - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A slightly astringent aftertaste, you can feel the alcohol on your tongue. No real aroma as such, and a nice clear golden colour, I’ll be revisiting this one, though at 8% probably not too often!
ralphdot (988) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
8.0% gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, strong lager taste, sorry to say it tasted just like the cans of strong lager avalable everywhere and not like barley wine..
zacgillbanks (2361) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from b&m Chester-le-Street. This cloudy golden ale has a strong warming toffee and fruity (lemon and vanilla?) flavour with a slight spicy hoppy finish. This beer hides its strong ABV very well – dangerous!
Martin243 (785) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle, chilled. Poured carefully, so clear gold with a white head that disappated leaving a lacing of bubbles. Honey aroma, and flavour, with puffed wheat and a hint of herbal cough drops. Smooth and easy to drink. Definite hop bitterness, which prompts the question is it a barley wine? More like a Belgian golden ale to me. Also, if this should be served in a small glass designed for sipping, why put it in a 500 ml bottle? Minor quibbles, lovely beer.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange brown with very little head. Malts, citrus, honey, alcohol. All in the flavour. Strange for a barley wine - not what I was expecting.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Oily orange pour, thin white bubbly head that fades to nothing with sparse lacing down the glass. Big, rich nose of slightly honeyed malt, hints of smoke, some booze, pear drops, lemony perfume. Honeyed front, again pear drops, some juicy citrus, something metallic and a hint of booze on a slightly boozy soapy hop finish. A very strange beer, but not without merit. Interesting.
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy amber-orange beer with no head retention; aroma of tea and red fruits; quite herbal; full-bodied and with a low carbonation; quite sweet; some late herbal bitterness and a long aftertaste of ripe fruits, herbs and tea