Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before July 1987! Sweet honeyish mead aroma. Strong flavour with smoked notes. The finish has a coffeeish dryness.
jsquire (3538) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Urine yellow out of the little 180ml bottle with little head and a sweet banana smell. Heavy caremel sweetness with some subtle hop notes in there. Tastey beer but it sure didn't seem like a barley wine to me.
rauchbier (3627) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Yes, Sam Smiths make a barley wine but it is quite hard to find and only comes in small nip bottles. Amber coloured with almost no head and a moderate condition. Big aromas of peardrops and butterscotch along with an obviously alcoholic kick, syrupy malt and more alcohol in the mouth and a long lingering alcoholicly warming finish.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze colour; whiskeyish nose; some light lowland malt flavour; touch of acidity as well; light chewiness of malt and a hard body. Seems a little confused.