KansaiBeerLvrs (4186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got this to cellar but then couldn't wait to try it. Hell, there are many left in Japan so I'll just get another later on.
Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine 2016 vintage 9.5% is a beer that is the first one many Americans cellar.
It pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a beige head of foam.
The aroma is hugely malty sweet with orange blossoms and citrus hop notes provide a nice counterpoint.
Medium bodied with a surprisingly dry finish.
The taste is syrupy malt sweetness and bold bitter hops. Not as complex as expected but a good example of a classic American Barleywine. I'm guessing withore age it'd develop more complexity as the hops drop out and allow the malts to shine.
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babymammoth (44) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super tasty go to Barley Wine, really enjoy the instant bitterness packed with floral notes which carry the bitterness through. A great beer for any occasion
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hold da op!! Der er fest i min mund og alle er inviteret. En ekstrem humlet barley wine med stor fylde og krop. Der er noget træagtigt over eftersmagen. Den smager ikke så meget af frugt som nogle barley wine gør, den er helt klar mere "tør" i det. Drukket en fra 2008, men er helt sikker bedre efter nogle år, hvor den vil blive mere vinøs i det.
Desverger (7004) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - dark Amber pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty with nice dark dried fruity nuance, some caramel and toffee sweetness coming in, solid hoppy backing, great stuff.
Dorkenstein (344) - - MAR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel malt and pine hops, lots of grapefruit as well. Taste is caramel, tea leaves, pine tar, and citrus.
danfontaine (40) - - MAR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- pine and resin up from, caramel malt behind that maaaaybe some dark dried fruit.
Appearance- deep reddish brown, off white head, gorgeous
Flavor - no doubt this is American. Hop forward, over powers the malt a bit, bitter lingering aftertaste
Mouthfeel- full bodied, nicely carbonated, a bit goopy but to be expected
Overall- very nice for the style however I'd prefer and English barley wine.
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RickFifty (962) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany color, beige head. Brown sugar nose, dried fruit, prunes, dusty notes, hint of sweet licorice. Sweet malty taste, dried fruit, hint of alcohol, dry and bitter finish. Full body, soft to average carbonation.
polo_marco (228) - milton, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sweetly scent coming off this brew I mean some brown sugar. Rich somewhat deep dark fruits like grape blood Orange plum. Dark amber in color. Taste is of fermented fruits like plum and kiwi. With wine like after taste sweet malts in between. It was a must try on my bucket list. And rock art being the only BW style I’ve tried thus far really like your. But very potent brew really a good nurser. Great job really smooth for being 9.6.
inpherno (8) - Northglenn, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Did a verticle tasting from 2004, 2009, & 2013 vintages.
2004 aging has really mellowed the hop flavor.
2009 has a peppermint aroma & flavor.
2013 was less boozy
kostasgiotis (74) - GREECE - FEB 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2016 Some call it dubbel.I’m kiding.It is a big beer with a full body and a lot of alcohol that makes its way to the taste.the color is deep redish brown and the head is two fingers off-white with medium retention.the smells are hops (enough you american brewers), some malt sweetness, caramel and alcohol.the taste is bitter with some sweet notes,caramel with a lot of hops flavour.Overall is a great beer.