oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (2009 vintage, thanks TBone!). Hazy ambery brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is toffee, alcohol, caramel, spices, fudge and some mild sweetness as well. Flavour is tofee, mild sweet hops, caramel, fudge and burnt sugary notes.
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 3/20/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle obtained in a trade quite a while ago. Pours hazy dark orange with a very thin beige head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is toasty and malty with tons of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, honey, and a nicely smoked peaty aroma. The flavor is the same with plenty of caramel, nicely bitter toasted toffee, honey, and a bit of peated malt. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a very long malty and lightly smokey, nicely bitter finish. This is a great Barley Wine that is holding up great for the age.
andrewturba (999) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle. Pours a cloudy copper colour with decent off white head leaving some good lace up the glass though the head doesn’t have great retention. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, and toasted malts. Flavour are sweet malt. moderate bitterness, dried fruit sweetness, caramel and some alcohol bite.
Reimer96 (1273) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 edition.Pours a murky brown color with a thick frothy light brown head that lasts for a while. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, biscuit and some floral hops as well as a faint alcohol. Taste is caramel, sweet toasted malts, dark dried fruits and a very minimal hop flavor and light bitterness. Body is very full yet smooth and very balanced with a nice alcohol warming on the finish.
theisti (3257) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared by beastiefan2k. The pour is a hazed golden copper with not much of a tan head. The aroma is soft melting caramel, honey, toffee, and a bit of dried fruit (fig). The taste is the nice soft caramel in the front, moving towards a yeast expression and the dried fruit in the back. The flavors are nicely integrated. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, low carbonation level and nicely integrated booze to the finish. Nice Barley Wine, thanks for sharing this one Eugene.
Sledutah (4921) - Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy golden with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma and flavors of floral hops, caramel and toasted malts
Good, but I think this would be better in a few years after hops fade some.
Austinista (11) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hay, bread, toast, nuts, spruce, floral, resin, cheese, dough, vanilla, woody, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, oily feel, medium body, soft carbonation, long finish,
unclemattie (4218) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Deep cloudy brown color, thin white ring. Musty aroma, toffee, dark fruits, honey, floral hops, and EARTH. Tastes fo rusty water, bitter pine, sweet caramel, dark fruit. Lingering bitterness & rust flavor. A hoppier English BarleyWine.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. 2011 Vintage. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, earthy notes, faint raisin and an earthy hop finish. The taste is toffee, nougat, earth, raisins and a bitter herbal hop finish. Medium-full bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Decent barleywine.
cstuartj (985) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Pike’s market. Nice cloudy rubby colour. Good head and lacing. Nose is sweet and fruity. Deep dark ripe fruity tastes. Clean lingering after taste. Yumm.