Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
February 2010. From bottle. Brown with a short head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark dried fruit, brown sugar. Nice mouthfeel with a light hoppy finish.
beechner224 (215) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle. Drinking 2007 and 2013 vintage together.
2007: Color is light brown. Almost no head. Aroma is all malt, lots of burnt sugar and raisins. Flavor is all malt. Lots of sticky sweetness and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Tastes like its past its prime.
2013: Color is ruby red. Nice white head that stays for a bit. Aroma is more hops than malt. Flavor is nice balance of malt and hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Nice, would like to see how it changes after just a couple years, not 7.
Inbreak (1071) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
01.09.2013, 0,35l bottle (2012) @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, caramel malts, lots of hops, grass, leafs, sugar, toffee, pine needles. Taste is slightly harsh grassy, lots of hops, alcohol, pine needles, leafs, cellar, grass, soil. Longlasting harsh bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Not very interesting really.
hman43 (156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a strong malt smell with the sweetness of some hops mixed in. It is brown in color with a light brown head. It has a fruity burst on flavor on the initial taste with an beautiful balance of malt. This is an excellent brew!
ciaranc (585) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. 2013. Clear amber, big off white head, rocky, lasting. Nice lacing. Big resin, pine, spruce nose, floral notes, fruity aroma. Flavour is dominated by resins, hops, texture is oily, medium soft carbonation. No sign of the big ABV. Finish is lush resins, big grapefruit bitterness. Lovely.
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Copper color with a ruby tint, big bubbly head. Aroma sweet and malty; bread, yeast, toffee and pine. Taste adds alcohol and bitter hops. Pleasant
stevoj (1337) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first barley wine review, at first look and whiff, a dubbel comes to mind. Malt is more prevalent though, some dried fruit, slightly metallic finish. This is a sensory delight, a lot going on here. Enjoying this immensely.
Leini (427) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy copper with a low beige head. A barley wine fanatic might be less impressed, but this is right up the alley for those who enjoy hops.
Jimsal27 (111) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden brown color with nice fluffy head. Aromas of malt and citrus. Tastes of brown sugar and malt. Not overly sweet. Nice balance of hops. Some alcohol heat.
Erzengel (834) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011er edition. 35cl. intensive nose of caramel. The beers starts malty, very dry and very hoppy-bitter. The main part is long, intense, roasted, bitter. Dried plums with lots of bitter-hops. The aftertaste is long as well, very dry with subtle sweet notes and lots of roasted caramel.
Great beer! 13/10/14/14