chandler0201 (644) - 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.
Stoned99 (106) - 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: Apple’s 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 it’s way down, not sure if desired or not by the brewer. A tad too swee, not well balancedt..an ok barley wine.
zoucrew102 (610) - - 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 (1381) - 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. There’s some plum and other ripe fruits.
The texture is soft.
My wife likes it but I’m not too fond of the sweetness.
yngwie (14069) - 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 (6016) - 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 (8180) - 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 (789) - 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.
mike5326 (1017) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Pungent aroma. Medium body with a strong sweet alcohol flavor and a medium finish.
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allmyvinyl (4221) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, 2013 vintage, Beers of Europe. Because of the cartoon label and name I was expecting this to be a bit of a boozy mess, which is probably why I kept hold of it for a year before drinking. It was boozy, but the booze was well integrated with the red fruit and nuts, sweet caramel and light honey notes. Surprisingly light bodyand colour, long lasting white head. Enjoyable.
Leini (909) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Amber body with a medium head. Malt, dried fruit and red berries.