thome50 (851) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at PP San Clemente. Pours a light brown or dark orange with thin tan head. Aroma is of toffee and chocolate. Taste is a light toffee and orange with some cadberry cream egg thing going on. Not bad but a little thin but the alcohol is very masked.
GarrettB (899) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aoril 13th, 2012 - Pizza Port does good work across the board. Be it discs of carbohydrates and fats, or beers of any color or gravity, I never feel nervous when ordering something new, untested and untried. This includes their 2012 Barleywine, which begins with a heavy, creamy, clotted aroma, a high and dry hoppy profile, and a malted toastiness. The flavor brings the expected bundles of flavors and tastes, including a heavy, world-turning booziness, deep and sweet brown sugars and molasses and a high alcohol burn on the aftertaste. More notable is the overly pronounced and ll balanced hoppiness. The hops flavor whips like a bough in the winter wind, lashing with a harshness that’s comfortably bucolic, and so much so that it pushes back against the slow, enveloping tide of sugars. I don’t know how they did it, or if the extra push of bitter hops was even intentional, but I like it, and would gladly have this against to pair with a heavier, stickier and sweeter pizza from Pizza Port.
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt orange pour at GABF. Light head. Hoppy barleywine. Very hoppy actually. Some light malty sweetness sneaks around.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2013. Pours a pretty clear deep orange appearance with a light brown head. Caramel, chocolate, toffee, a bit herbal aroma. Really pretty sweet, caramel malty, brown sugar flavor with a touch of dark fruits. Kind of too sweet for me but not bad.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney caramel aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph. Pours clear deep bordeaux red with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has raisins, plums, toasted malts, mild vinious and a hint of milky chocolate. Lowish carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Good dryness. Flavour has light chocolate, fat caramel, grainy. Warming and vinious. Somewhat dusty, red apples. Lingering warming and malty bitter finish. Nice.
chrisv10 (9705) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Viktoria. Dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, toffee, yeast and caramel. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, toffee, yeast, caramel, medium sweet, hop and medium bitter.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A dark red beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, fruits, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, dry fruits, caramel, and a bit of wood, leading to a dry finish.
Rasmus40 (9594) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Hazy dark ruby with an off-white. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 150313
pentaz (830) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours clear dark red with a lacing frothy off- white head. Aroma is roasted malt, black berries, dark sugars, bread, raisin, dark toffee, earthy and herbal hops, grass and light licorice. Taste is near heavy sweet and bitter. Body is medium+, texture is chewy and oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes initially sweet but ends with a lingering solid bitterness - more like bitter berries than hops.