jfb (4190) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) hazy ruby-brown colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of brown sugar, dill and spicy kebab, with a hint of caramel, some light oak, earth and alcohol. flavour is more alcohol, dill and caramel, with notes of herbal hops, yeast, some chalk and a light sweetness. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
fluffy (1824) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
a pretty interesting version of a barleywine, sort of sweet, not too hot, kinda dry caramel-y.
graham_murphy (340) - - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impressively smooth given the ABV. Taste of wine and wood on a beer that is a little sweet but not too malty or hoppy.
Sledutah (5211) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG grand tasting part 2
Cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is woody and alcohols. Flavors are woody, caramel and bourbon
solidfunk (4529) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really a nice barley wine. Super subtle feel here for something so high in alcohol. Pours maroon without much head or lacing. Light citrus and some candied malt. Light booze and some lime zest and pepper. Finishes citrusy light sour with some sweetness. Tap at Churchkey.
kappldav123 (5246) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass brownish, small head. Light alcoholic aroma. Starts intense spicy-alcoholic, woody, fruity hints. Finish less alcoholic, more malty notes, not too roasty. Not bad.
AshtonMcCobb (3086) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml fancy looking bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - chestnut with a slight chink of red.
Nose - apricots or canned mandarins in syrup. Maybe a spice note.
Taste - orange tang and dried fruit and nuts.
Palate - full bodied with a big tangy texture and a strong rich powerful finish which is there for at least a couple of minutes.
Overall - outstanding, lovely beer!
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Exactly 6 months in the bottle. Pours deep ruby chestnut, thin off-white head. Aromas of apricot, mandarin, some tinned prune, dried fruit and spice. Taste is chewy spice, more fruit, lots of dried fruit, mixed peel, total lack of the booze burn I was (kind of) expecting. Marzipan and mandarins. Not too sweet, wood notes coming through, balances out nicely as it warms up. Long finish. Really good.
Ferris (5230) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Toffee and some booze with some plum. Cloudy copper with a decent white head. Caramel, plum and some heat on the throat. Decent.
thebeertourist (4933) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CASK, Pimlico. Hazy amber with a thick beige head. Fruity aroma, hints of orange zest and rum. Complex fruity caramel flavours, hints of oranges. May even become more subtle with aging.