suurjuust (1371) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange, small white head. Nose is caramel, malt, hoppy notes, orange hints, licorice. Flavor is heavy on the caramel, hops and alcohol, fruity notes. Finishes with hops and booze. Very simplistic barley wine. Bottle shared by martjoobolut, thanks!
solidfunk (4722) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
All of these names pretty much describe the beer, although this isn’t necessarily criminally bad, just mostly bad. Pours brown with ok head and lacing. Lots of sugary sweetness and a little weird tang. Syrupy in consistency. Tap at Churchkey thanks to Radagast.
Sledutah (5483) - Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle picked up at Wilburs
Pours clear dark golden with a small off-white head, no lacing. Aroma is malty, toffee, ripe fruit and brown sugar. Flavors are toasted malts, sweet caramel, dark fruit, sweet with a medium bitter finish
Gotta say, I’m kind of disappointed.
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33L bottle, BB 07.10.17. Pours clear amber with off-white head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is somewhat dirty, malt, caramel, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malt. Body is somewhat watery (and its 10,5% brew?!). Overall: the worst barley wine I have tried, at least the alcohol is somewhat covered..
peponi (551) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: malty, sweet notes, honey, fruity. Appearance: amber color, white head. Appearance: medium bitterness (resin, heather), malty, alcohol, dried apricot, semi-sweet. Palate: full body and low carbonation, malty finish. Overall: Decent and nothing more.
FestDecBeet (329) - - NOV 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours a light Amber. White head. Very clear.
Smell: sweet fruit. Apple cider. Heavy alcohol.
Taste: Apple cider. Bitter. Grapes. Berries. Strawberries. Heavy alcohol.
Feel: dry. Medium carbonation.
Overall: ok beer. Don't like the cider aroma.
First drank; home 11/25/14
bluejacket74 (1452) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. More often then not I end up buying some of these cheesy Christmas beers, and this one I bought last weekend. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a mostly clear reddish/copper color with about a half inch light tan head that didn’t stay around for too long. The brew smells like raisins, bananas, caramel, dried fruit and a bit of sweet spiciness. It tastes like dried fruit, raisins, caramel, over-ripened bananas, plums, and apple/apple skins. The 10.5% ABV is hidden pretty well. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and coating with low/moderate carbonation. It’s OK overall, but not one of the better barleywines I’ve had. With that being said, it’s certainly worth a try at least once. $6.49 a bottle.
mtu71 (171) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear copper. Small fast ivory head. Small malty aroma. Strong and sweet. Banana, cyrup, plum. Not very balanced.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
wiosna (320) - - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kirkas, meripihkan kullanruskea. Tuoksussa kevyesti paahteista mallasta. Vähän spriitä. Vähän käyneitä hedelmiä. Maussa makeaa mallasta ja aika terävä alkoholi.
Mr_Pink_152 (1341) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Deep gold colour with a thin head. Aroma has bug barley candy. The taste is deep and rich, sweet, and smooth. Not normally a fan of barley wine but this hits the mark.