dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells great. Tons of molasses. Really drops off from there. The flavor is a decent. It’s a bit of molasses and some hops but also a bit plain. The hops are a a little below average.
crajun (1176) - , Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not that experienced with this style; did like this brew. ugly sewer water pour. not much aroma to me but some sweet malt, dark fruit. taste was well balanced - good mix of sweet and light hops and toffee, sugars. good brew.
jhamp9 (1672) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown pown with an off white head. Aroma is pineapple upside down cake. Taste is burnt sugar, pineapple, toffee, some pine and a little boozy. Some alcohol warmth. Medium body.
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours caramel brown off white head - nose/taste of toffee, caramel, malt, old resinous hops, brown sugar molasses - medium body.
SinH4 (3120) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared for Koelschtrinker’s 15k! Murky brown color with small tan head. Aroma is bourbony, figs, raisins. Taste is molasses, brown sugar, bittersweet, lots of stuff going on. More complex than my review. Not too sweet, a beautifully balanced Barley Wine!
jonas (6787) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap a tap-house. Brown, low offwhite head. Strong preserved fruit, plums in the aroma, caramel, figs, cocoa nibs. Chewy, cake like, plum pudding aftertaste. Very nicely balanced and drinkable.
Koelschtrinker (17350) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Herber Kakaogeruch. Deutlich alkoholisch herber Start, etwas trocken, rund. Hefig, vergorene Fruchtnoten, weiches karamelliges Malz. Toffee, holzige Noten, weich bleibend. Langer trockener Nachhall. 11/12/12/12/10/12
tmoreau (3715) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a ruby highlighted, walnut color, with a modest layer of off white/light tan head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was dried, candy-like fruit, malt sweetness, with kind of a fruit cake scent. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar notes, added an earthy hop bitterness and some complementary alcohol warmth. Decently flavorful, with a British-like nature.
Homer321 (4287) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at MBCP 2016. Nose is grassy. Not much booze. Very bitter. Interesting. A lot of boost. Meh
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 2/3/16 (Spec’s-Addison)-40° in Tulip-Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, toffee, and sweetness. Taste of the same with a bit of hops on the back end along with alcohol. This full bodied brew is well balanced and hits the spot on a chilly night.