dfearnley (1826) - 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 (5614) - 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 (4224) - 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 (1859) - 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 (748) - 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 (627) - 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!
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. I’m not sure on the vintage that was here. The pour is a nice black color with a khaki colored head that falls quickly. Looks like a strong porter or decent stout, rather than a barley wine. The aroma has lots of caramel and dark fruits. Heavy, heavy on the booze, but there is also a gorgeous vanilla and a decent wood presence. The flavor is damn. Lots of bourbon again. Dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, and a bourbon heat. The mouth feel is viscous and clingy, which is excellent. The carbonation is just such to help fizz up beautifully. The aftertaste is lingering dark fruits, a light roast, and some good bourbon heat. This is a pretty damn good beer, but I’d pit it more of a porter/stout.
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 vintage into a tulip. Pours a dark brown/black with some thin khaki edging. Nose is toffee, caramel, vanilla, and barrel. Loads of dark fruits and some residual char and booze that almost borders on savory. Taste is dark fruits and butterscotch into smooth oak and vanilla with some marshmallow and alcohol warmth. Lingering dates and bourbon with a touch of oxidation. Very well integrated. This is an excellent BA BW, and a long time want which I randomly found in a wine cooler in VT. Steep price tag but well worth it,
baraciisch (2908) - California, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cola colored... Aroma of caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, raisins, bourbon... Flavor is dark fruits, candi sugar, bourbon, vanilla, slight booze on finish... Some coca cola and raisiny notes... Solid
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