Bulk_Carrier (3742) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Several samples at Cafe Amsterdam.
The appearance was a light colored caramel with a slight transparency about it. Light carbonation was seen rising at a moderate pace. A little white head was there and that dissipated fairly quickly.
The smell had a weird grainy and somewhat sweet cereal - esque quality with a sugary toffee to it.
The taste copied the smell and that had a light candy aftertaste to it.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it. 11.5%? Uhh...it didnít seem that way to me.
Overall, I say this was a weird barleywine as I want to say that the smell seemed a bit weird to me along with the taste. I donít think I would try this again.
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. 2013 vintage. Seems like basically a barleywine ale. Deep amber pour, sweet caramel notes, hint of hop spice, hot and boozy even with age. VEry sweet and sugary. Its okay.
Sledutah (7026) - Utah, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014 330ml bottle picked up at Wilburs
Pours clear golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of apples, caramel, bready and ripe fruit. Taste is malty, caramel, hot alcohols and pine resin. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky
Couldnít drink much of this. Sweet, malty and thick
Stoned99 (1240) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Vintage 2013 bottle, thanks Peter. Aroma: Appleís in caramel, cherries, alcohol. App: clear copper with small white head. Taste and palate: medium body, oily medium to high sweetness. Soft carbonation. Sweet alcohol finish. Overall: we definitely can feel the alcohol on itís way down, not sure if desired or not by the brewer. A tad too swee, not well balancedt..an ok barley wine.
zoucrew102 (1378) - - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 2014 vintage. Boozy, cough medicine like aroma with notes of cherry and plum. Pours reddish-amber with a thin white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with some sweet caramel and cherry and plum flavors. Finishes smooth with boozy cherry and plum flavors with a bit of astringency at the very end. Pretty good but very light in body and boozy for a barleywine.
Fatehunter (2250) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is malty, a little boozy, and some lemon.
The taste is super sweet across the board. Thereís some plum and other ripe fruits.
The texture is soft.
My wife likes it but Iím not too fond of the sweetness.
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Almost clear in the glass, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick beige head. The aroma is one the malty side, with alcohol and a touch of acetone. Some piney hints. The flavor is pretty sweet, with caramel maltyness, bready hints, alcohol and acetone. Full body with alcohol warmth. Lasting finish. Too much alcohol in this one. Not particularly good actually. 141213
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some caramel, alcohol and glue. Flavor is sweet and malty with some alcohol, caramel, red apples and fruitiness. Full body, soft carbonation.
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, grain and floral. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. with a long warm and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Luvystypotables (1652) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pungent aroma of a sour, pours a clear amber color. Taste of sweet malt with a creamy feel and a sweet malt finish.