Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bottle shared with my bro. Aroma of pine, burnt malts, and brown sugar. Pours a little hazy brown with a nice white head and good carbonation. Taste is pine, rye, sold malt presence and a dry sugary finish. Clean and hoppy even after a couple years. Great barleywine.
AgentAle (833) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:rich malt aroma. ..some liquor smells present but not undesirably. Some yeast presence aswell
Taste: very hoppy taste up front with sweet dark crystal malts . Some fig and caramel notes. Some alcohol puch with high bitterness
Appearance: Clear amber body with bubbly head with good retention
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Gunnar tasting at CBC Clerkenwell. Rich ruby red to orange in colour and hazy in the glass, with a medium white head. Nose is sweet orange marmalade, citrous fruit bitter, alcoholic, barley sugary sweetness. Taste is sweet orange marmalade, rich sweet citrous acidic, orange, grapefruit, raw alcohol. I can feel the alcohol flushing up the back of my neck. It’s got a kick but it’s rich and quite cloying. Good in small doses.
maekchu (2361) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Qbrick. Sinus soothing caramel, with some piercing hops. Bright reddish/brown color with great lacing. Strong, rich caramel with minty hopping, finishes with small bursts of fruitiness and healthy hopping. Medium-heavy body. This is a well-made barley wine. Smooth and balanced from mid palate onwards. I’ve had it several times over the years, it it doesn’t disappoint. One of the best from Rogue.
WanderinCelt87 (191) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely clear cherry brown with a small white head. Has a little toffee aroma mixed with molasses and brown sugar. Has a sweet malty taste with a bitter after taste.
mR_fr0g (4186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at CBC clerkenwell at the Gunnar Tasting. Blood red pour a hlao of off white head.Arom is berry, hot alcohol and caramel. Full bodied in palate and flavour. Flavour is thick caramel, light roast with some berry hops. Slid bitterness backs up the sweetness and rounds it out nicely.
beerfest5 (1172) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and easy Barleywine, if someone asked what my recommendation would be for a starter Barleywine, then this might be it. Dark fruit, resin hop flavor and aroma, boozy but not off-putting, raisin finish with some vanilla.
williamstome (1053) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown red pour, small brown head. Mild fruity aroma. Flavor is bitter sweet, fruit and alcohol. Something felt off about this beer...
DocJitsu (1088) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an evenly murky apple-amber color with a tan head. Tart and sweet nose. Thick, but not creamy. Slightly oily. Surprisingly fruity. But not in a fresh way. Like a processed artificial flavor fruit with some blended toffee/caramel. A little buttery.
gunnar (5776) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at CBC Clerkenwell tasting. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of dusty malts, dark fruits. Taste is rich malts, dust and cellar, sweet caramel, dark fruits and alcohols.