Sledutah (6246) - 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 (1898) - 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 (940) - Mainz, GERMANY - 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 (412) - - 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 (1613) - 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 (348) - 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 (517) - - 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 (2439) - 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.
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Amber body with a low head. Caramel, malt, wet wood and alcohol.
slowrunner77 (7852) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Nutty aroma and flavor, with carmel and alcohol as the two main players. Slightly bitter, but hops are definitely in the background here. Its thin yet shows the abv, not the best combo, though it wasn’t a total waste. Just subpar for a barleywine."