Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, almost sherry like. Flavor is big caramel and alcohol flavor, with hints of toffee and dark fruit, very low carbonation as well. Not bad.
Marstonlad (698) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2015 Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours clear amber with a minimal head. The aroma features dried fruitiness, caramel, toffee and syrupy maltiness – gives extremely sweet vibes. Taste is heavily sweet – plenty of fruits, berries and caramel – and in the finish slightly bitter, definitely more malt- than hop-driven. Alcohol appears towards finish; the alcohol levels of this beer are not hidden very well. The palate is medium bodied and sticky, could be a bit fuller bodied. A warming British Barley Wine that is a bit flawed.
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. No head at all, very fizzy pour. Sweet aroma. Flavor is sweet. My bottle calls this an Imperial Red, but the label here on Ratebeer calls it a Barley wine, what gives?
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
not as good as i was hoping. The aroma was too pungent, and the flavor was a bit too full of hops for a barely wine creating a bitter flavor. The color was nice with a dark red pour with moderate head. Not too bad for the alc. content.
tsd08460 (655) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: alcohol, fruit, caramel,
Appearance: clear golden with an off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, cherries
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
20107589 (654) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
honey and licorice aromas, appear amber with a small head. great sweet and bitter taste, and a fine palate
twindadplus2 (652) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light reddish amber with a thin film of a head. Aroma of toffee, dry wine and a hint of apple skins. Flavor is thick, creamy toffee malt and an alcoholic bite. Full bodied with dry, fruity finish. A bit intense for a barley wine but it’s good and mellowing for a cold winter night.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with little to no carbonation or head. Aroma of dried fruits and cinnamon. Flavor was malty, semi sweet and caramel, with hint of dark fruits. ABV very well masked. Better classification would be strong ale or barleywine though, as there was nothing red ale about this.
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber pour no head. Aroma is mild of sweet malt and faint cough syrup. This is warming semi boozey and fruity. Sticky finish. $3 a bottle I had to try it.
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper body with a thin vanishing white head. Sweety and malty aroma. Taste is a bit fruity, malty, then comes the alcohol.