KingCecil (1907) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home.... It pours light hazy golden with a medium white head.... The aroma is sweet malts and caramel ...The flavor is sweet malts, caramel brown sugar, some alcohol notes and sweet fruits.....
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Big boozy amber vanilla aroma...sweet, a touch oxidized maybe. Rich sugary body. Sweet and fruity, a touch of alcohol soaked cherry wood. Not really the best example of the style, too brutal for itís own good.
madsberg (9337) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Clear. Small off white head. aroma of bread, alchohol, ripe fruits. Flavour of alcohol, sweetness, grass, ripe fruits. Medium bodied. Ends on a alcoholwarming and fruity note.
Habanero (1875) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear pale amber with an average sized head. Fair lacing. Nose of caramel, oranges, spice and alcohol notes.Sweet flavor with fruity elements amoung with some caramel. Medium to full bodied and oily to syrup texture and soft to average carbonation. Ends up more dry with alcohol notes and a tiny bitterness.
pumpmaster (1052) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99 Very good.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy reddish copper with an average sized (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly lasting and had some pretty good streaks of lace.
The aroma was very sweet with a strong dark fruit presence, some biscuit malts and a sweet doughy yeast and had notes of honey, caramel, toffee and a mild white wine scent.
The taste was extremely sweet and boldly malty with notes of honey and caramel from the onset with the finish being sweetly acidic and having a big note of dark fruit (raisins and plums), a bit of toffee and a decent white wine alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor stuck around for a nice long time after the swallow with a thick sweet fruity taste left to settle on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a few shades under medium in body with a light syrupy texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall a boldly sweet Barleywine with a nice strong fruity presence...
doublebock (487) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange translucent color and not mead head to speak of with aroma of chardonnay and cotton candy. Does not taste like a typical barleywine as there is not much roasted malty. Instead it has a sweet honey orange malted flavor accented with cork. Not much palate complexity.
Heavyhitter (18) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This "Barleywine-Style Ale" was recommended to me because it was supposed to be malty and smooth. It has an orange appearance with a weak, fizzy head. Definitely malty, not so smooth. There is a STRONG alcohol finish with some coffee and bitterness. There is not a lot of carbonation, which isnít necessarily bad. 10.5% alchohol, so be careful! Probably wonít buy again.
berkshirejohn (3967) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Golden amber with a scummy white head; the aroma has sour grains and buttery tropical fruit; prickly and sweet in the mouth, with obvious alcohol, tropical fruit, and a grainy body; the finish is warming without the expected burn. Worth a try, but not smething Iíd come back to regularly.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head good medium carbonation an amber coloured pour aromas alcohol marmite toffee treacle brown sugar dried fruits grapes ginger cinnamon clove flavours vinous dried fruits raisin sultana alcohol brown sugaryeast clove cinnamon toffee treacle finish okay aftertaste bright hops and yeast spice swetness altogether fairly good