jercraigs (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-07-08. Dark amber brown body tiny beige head. 3+ Aroma is quite sweet and mild, caramel and lightly toasty accents. 7+ Flavour is similarly pleasant sweet malt, caramel and sugars. Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Quite like it. Bottle BB Jan 2009, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Deep amber/red with off white head. Aroma of sherry fruits, raisins, prunes. Similar taste, raisin, sherry, prune. Sweet with a long finish. Delish
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, fruity nose, caramel, taste is dry, smoky, sweet, caramel.
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet toffee crystal malt ... softr roast ... soft toffee ... soft woody malts ... sweet berry fruits ... soft fruits... big berry fruits ...
AdamJackson (2523) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not sure what year. Small 8-10 ounce bottle. Very burnt oaky appearance. Sticky off-white head. I’m getting a ton of tobacco / cheap cigar on the nose. burnt candied sugar and some smoke. Very roasty, sorry but ugh..it’s like drinking cigarette butts. Oh. yeah interesting beer but I simply can’t finish it.
StefanSD (2110) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle from Jacob. Thanks. Pours a murky brown color with a small off-white head that slowly fades to a fine film. The aroma sherry, almonds and some dark fruits. The flavor, like the nose, is loaded with sherry, add to this a good dose of raisins and some light molasses. The palate is full and silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: A very fine Barleywine, much enjoyed.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1405 bottle; nose is port, heavy raisin, little apple, whiff of alcohol, feel is broad, carb is mediumheavy, taste is nutty, mushroom, supersoft malt, little red apple acid, late weak, balanced alcohol bite
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
old amateur rating: Hazy dark amber color with fine off-white head. Fruity orange aroma. very balanced barleywine.
Camons (5785) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Fairbar. 2006 vintage. Pours amber with no head, just a small white ring along the glasssides. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, plums, light hops. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, fruit, some hops, booze. Medium to full body, low carbonation. 141010
ClubGonzo (3984) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle, from trade with Dedollewaitor. Pours a hazy deep nougat brown body with a small, but present film of off-white retention covering the surface. Nose is prunes, caramel, wood and alcohol-fueled cough syrupy licorice, with hints of red berries and...cooked rice? Powerful and nice, anyway. Taste is crisp wooden notes flanked with cough syrupy caramel up front. Then, prunes and alcohol takes the palate comfortably down and settles with some licorice, hints of chocolate and a hoppy, bitter finish. A fine barley wine which I suspect has become better with age. Perhaps it would have reached a higher score if released a few years later...but who wants to wait forever to release their beers, right? ;-)