Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark ruby/copper with a decent size, surprising mocha head. Very little lacing. Nose has a very unique combination of sweet citrus and coffee. Some caramel mixed with chocolate, roasted malts, tangerine, pineapple, mango and raisin. Mouth is very bitter and pungent. A mix of pine and citrus. It is balanced out by the sweetness of the rye and dry caramel. A lot of dried cherry, raisin and fig. Very good. It left a slight alcohol burn, but it wasn’t overpowering.
Pedrens (219) - SPAIN - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creo q es de los mejores BW q he tomado. Dulce lo justo sin empalagar, ingente cantidad de lúpulos para compensar. Madera, malta, cola, sirope, algo de café, herbal, y resinado y por supuesto ese cereal mágico q es el puto centeno. Un pelin acuoso para el estilo, nada pegajoso. Final largo complejo, en el q perdura al fianl del todo la madera.Cojonudo BW!
DuchessOfIowa (157) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chestnut and cherry hue that is beautiful finished by a tight & thin white head. Caramel and honey sweetness on the beginning that has a subtle spicey rye and roasted note. Good little heat flash at the end to remind you this is a big one. This is a fantastic barleywine plus I am a sucker for marketing as I love the Nina, unicorn vs. whatever theme.
fombe89 (1873) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella del @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Gijón 31/12/2015
Color marron, sabor caramelo, dulce, buen cuerpo. Rica.
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of honey and red white. Bomber pours reddish cloudy brown with a thin red head. Slight heat at the end. Decent beer.
raoul_duke (240) - - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at twin anchors. Dark brown with some red. Pretty good head. Lots of sugar in the front with honey. Hop on the back. This is excellent. No heat at all. I would never guess this is double digit abv. Outstanding.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange-red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of rye, touch of spice, hints of lemon notes into some pine, orange. Taste was a mix of orange, grain, citrus into a bit of caramel, toffee, slight spice, finishing with a hint of earth, bitter.
Idiosynkrasie (6070) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Murky, dark amber colour with small to average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige-khaki head. Sweet-ish, sugary caramel malty aroma, notes of candied citrus fruit, orange, bitter orange, orange zest, hints of almond, marzipan. Taste is bitter hoppy, caramel malty basis, a sugary touch, hints of candied orange zest, some almond. Very clean and easy going.
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy ruby amber color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark rye malt, alcohol and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06. Batch #525/526. Nice hazy red brown brick-type color. Thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Really nice earthy hop, awesome grapefruit, mild rye spiciness. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet, nice dry finish. Bigger body, kind of dry finish, smooth kind of soft lighter carbonation. Nice full body, good chewiness to it. I really am enjoying this. Could definitely do the whole bottle on my own if I wanted to. Very well-rounded. Hardly a hint of the alcohol.
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice combination of fruits, caramel, big malt character with spicy rye, general hop bitterness that lasts for a while.