Minderbinder (1584) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, alcohol, oak, malt. Taste is of caramel, toffee, alcohol, sweetness, slight bitterness, oak, vanilla. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Well balanced. Overall: Very good. Almost easily drinkable (nice feature for the style). Some similarities with Wee Heavy.
tom10101 (2239) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by BeerGolem, thanks! Clear deep amber with a small persistent off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is of toffee, oak, light fruity notes, caramel, malt and light vanilla. Taste is slight sweet with toffee, oak, vanilla, dried fruits, caramel and malt. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Moderately oily mouthfeel. Good balance. Not extremely complex, but still really enjoyable. Oak presence isn’t overwhelming (oak chips?). Good.
BeerGolem (620) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with reddish reflects. Small beige head and some lacing. Aroma: caramel, malt, oak, alcool and vanilla. Taste is fairly the same. Nice sweetness. Balance is great, alcohol is not too present. Godd BW, but something is missing to make it a really good BW.
johnnnniee (2042) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 vintage Bottle shared by MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
Sweet with a bit of brown sugar caramel and sherry notes. Nice well aged barleywine.
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours brown with solid head. aroma is vanilla and lots of burnt sugar. taste is very sweet lots of vanilla notes and a nice sweet hop bite.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010. Pours a muddy red color with a thin off-white head. Aromas of very sweet malt, citrus, and a subtle oak. Taste is some sweet caramel, orange peel, and oaky vanilla. Some honey. The finish is sticky with a grapefruit-like bitterness. Not bad.
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from The Vine. Pours brown with a thin brown head that disappears quickly. A lot of oak on the nose. A lot of alcohol on the tongue. This one burns at times. The oak on the tongue is subdued. Not my favorite style.
bluesfan1181 (5) - Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, ginger, licorice, raisin flavors. Alcohol is strong in this one. Decent offering from the local craft brewery.
burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a 2008 bottle fom free beer week courtesy of Kier! Great aromatics coming off this, heavy in caramel and toffee, with hints of alcohol. Taste deep malt with caramel and toffee favors that just dance on the tongue. No alcohol is tasted. Palate is clean and tasteful. Really like this beer!
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle sampled at Kurt’s Blarneywine tasting on 3/16/13. Clear amber pour with nary a head. Aroma of malt, apple and oak. Malty and oaky flavor with a bit of apple character before a sweet finish with a bit of hop.