Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ J&C, Friday Session Tasting, 2011. Thanks. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head .Nose is sweet and vinous. Chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol.Chewy malty. A bit of raison, sweet and salty liquorice and alcohol. Full bodied. Lovely B. W - the best Iíve had in a while!
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ōLbaren - thanks to ??? Almost black - light brown head. Burned, fruity, ok hoppy, sweetness, soya, alcoholic, berries, chocolate, high malty, caramel, notes of dark sugar, licorice. OK.
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours deep, black-brown with a sturdy, tan head. Roasted, dark malts and earthy hops in the aroma. Flavor is sweet and at first quite roasty. With time and warmth, some dark fruits such as grape and plum come through. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finishes fruity sweet with roasty dryness. Excellent beer, very dynamic, and unlike any other Iíve had.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown. Thin foam. Has a black IPA aroma of wood and floral hops, and slightly chocolatey black malts. Tastes more like a bw, with lots of malt, fairly chewy, and some alcohol late with light chocolate. A fairly high hop bitterness.
rlgk (13387) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Dark amber beer, smallhead. Malty aroma, figs, raisins, dades, sweetish with only notes of hops. Malty nutty flavor, alcohol, sweet fruits, grass and bread, a bit sugary.
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with about a fingerís worth of tan head on top.
S: Sweet dark malts, toffee, and slightly burnt sugar lead the nose. Some slightly piney hops along with an alcohol note.
T: The flavor is a bit harsh. The hops and burnt character of the malt give a very bitter feel right away. The alcohol is also noticeable, though this seems like less of a problem to me. The sweetness is there, with some toffee and caramel, but certainly overshadowed by the bitterness.
M: The body is excellent (quite full), with a smooth, low carbonation.
D: I hope this one improves as it ages. As it stands, this is not a beer I would drink fresh.
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Nugget Market in Woodland, CA. Pours black - but ruby in front of halogen - with a 4 finger foamy beige/tan head. Smells much like an IS. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Seems smokey. Lots of smooth burnt malt. So it has malt sweetness, but nothing like the typical sugary barleywine. Thereís a lot of hop bitter to balance this one. The finish is lightly sweet with a lot of hop bitter. With time the aroma has a substantial amount of hop. Itís so smooth. It is so drinkable.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, cherry, raisins, caramel, pine, toffee, and grapefruit. Flavor of caramel, cherry, roasted malt, herbs, raisins, and citrus.
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Large tan head that mostly dissipates atop dark brown body. Aroma is surprisingly muted considering whatís in store -- moderately sweet, caramel/chocolate, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, light alcohol, cherry/raisin. Soft medium-full body, light acidity.
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured reddish brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, alcohol and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex good American Barleywine.