kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sample at brewpub) brown with malt and alcohol aroma. Flavor of caramel malts, dark fruits, alcohol.
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Coconut, chocolate and caramel aroma. Quite an earthy taste. Bit of caramel and seemingly cucumber(??) in there. I like this.
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD.
Nearly opaque, mahogany-red with a large, creamy, khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of toffee, booze, caramel, golden raisins, peaches, pine and raisin bread.
Taste of caramel, sweet peaches, pine, toffee, booze, orange, brown sugar, raisins and blackberries.
Very full body and medium/low carbonization.
A complex and delicious barleywine with a nice mix of sweet malt and fruity hops.
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brnandersen (2027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Dark ruby colour with a golden tint and a small, lightly tanned head. Some floaters. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, dark, dried fruits, oak and a vinous note. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily feel and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet with toasted malts and overripe fruits. Excellent BW.
EdKing (1983) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF 2013 Shindig. Cloudy chestnut brown colour, thin white head. Nose is damp, musty, not right. Taste is a lot better. Aged wood, barbecued meat, smokey maple wood, caramel. Big bold flavours and pungent, a little too potent for my palate. Dodgy smell.
ryanfolty (1908) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 24, 2013 on tap at brewery. Dark brown with limited head. Aroma and taste of caramel, toffee, dark fruit and alcohol.
SlackerMads (1703) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown with a beige head. Caramel, wood, smoke, spicy, light chocolate, warming alcohol, light fruity hop notes. Oily/sticky texture, sweet but also roasted bitterness, full body. Different, but I like it.
conway (1634) - - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with an off white head. Lots of dark fruit in the nose with a hint of chocolate. Taste is the same and packs a strong alcoholic punch. Palate is round and full. This is a great winter warmer.
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bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle. Pours dark hazy brown with a small tan head. Nose is malty, caramel, sweet and sugary. Taste starts off malty and chewy, with a lingering sweetness on the end. Thick and chewy with a full flavor profile. This is a big beer that’s meant to be shared.
seymour (1478) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from bottle into a snifter. It poured a dark, hazy, brown colour with beige foam, somewhat lasting with a little lace. Rich toffee and sticky candy sweetness. Hints of marshmallows, vanilla cream soda, caramel, apricots, hard cider. Heavy body, almost cloying mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation, very boozy. Big and bold, but a bit of a malt-bomb. Perhaps it would be more harmonious and complex with some age.