PMgep (224) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating from 2011 at Stockholm beer. This was wonderful, deep black colour, full aroma and great barrel aged taste.
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle, big thanks to hannont! Pours murky brown color with a wispy film that fades to a tiny collar. Aroma is awesome tootsie rolls mild bourbon chocolate toffee English malt. Taste is all of the above great tootsie rolls English malt chocolate toffee candied sugars soft bourbon, just fantastic! Palate is full stick with a nice dry finish. This stuff is so good!
GlasgowTAD (1165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle at all killer no filler! Pours a burgundy brown with a minute frothy brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, vanilla and a touch of leather. Taste is caramel, vanilla, oak, leather and a moderate touch of bitterness with a minute sensation of cocoa.
dfearnley (1559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Caramel, port, vanilla, and bourbon. Dark brown with no head. Bourbon, caramel, wheat, and coffee.
Pyrmir (5201) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle at Hasse, thanks! Amber brown with bright mocca head. Aroma sweet, malty, marmalade, alcohol, slight salt and some hops. Taste is salty, pretty sweet, toffee, sugar, alcohol, marmalade, mild hop notes, vinous dried fruits, plums, oh god this is great
MarcoDL (3629) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of raisin and vanilla. Taste has lots of malty raisin, sweet ripe red fruit, vanilla and mild bitters. Nice wedding of barley wine and port.
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not really a barley-wine lover, but this one I really enjoyed. Good sweet mixture with the malts, some booze. Liked it.
Barrelbelly (740) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet caramel and hazelnut aroma. Candy sugar, honey and sticky sugar finish. High liquor aftertaste.
whale_hunter (10) - - JUN 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber brown. Aroma is caramel and molasses. Overall has a beautiful complexity and delicious sweet, malt flavor.
Garlic_of_Doom (614) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage from a trade. Thanks ye nameless one!
Pours dark brown/red-brown with a small khaki coloured head.
Aroma is sweet, bready, caramel malty with bourbon and liquor-marzipan candy.
Taste is sweet, caramely with well balanced bourbon notes, some peppery/spicy notes, well balanced bitterness.
Full body, low carbonation, smooth and soft mouth feel.
Short warming after taste.
Wow! This BA Barley Wine has the usual elements that you’d expect but everything is just that notch better than any other I’ve had. Top notch beer!