Blairgus (2990) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
13 dec 2013, bottle. Light red, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet malt, mild grassy hops, mild alcohol, faint raisins. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Rich malt, fresh wet grain, alcohol. Great!
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DocJitsu (1154) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky, drab dark amber with a quickly attenuating, one-finger light tan head. Pungent sweet caramel and toffee nose. Moderately thick, mildly coating mouthfeel. Milk chocolate at the beginning, then toffee, and then some faint fruit.
Temptation (252) - - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep reddish color, almost maroon, like a Bordeaux wine. Small and shortlasting head, leaving no lace. Aromas to caramel, cafe-au-lait, butter, some toffeish hints. Very malty, anyway. The mouthfeel is toffee, butter, caramel, biscuit, with a very hidden balance to orange peel. The texture is nor oily nor creamy, but both of them (velvety?), low carbonated, medium bodied, long development, balanced finish. Somewhat complex, the overall is extremely elegant, delicate and perfectly structured. An extraordinary barley wine.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/10/2010. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, dried fruit, spices, toffee. Malt, caramel, fruit and spice flavors that are in balance. The finish have some sweetness to it. Very nice.
harrymel (1539) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with deep amber character and a solid quilt of buttered cream foam. Smells nice. Toffee, leather, malts, coffee, caramel, more malt and a hint of oak. Nice nose. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic, not nearly as decadent as the olfactory. Malts and tannins and sweetness. Nothing special. Medium on full bodied with a light, touching carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer, nothing special.
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bernsteinfarbig, geringe weisse schaumkrone, süsslich (melasse) und fruchtig im aroma, feinherb im abgang, feine rezenz
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peteinSD (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky rust colored pour with a fizzle of white foam. Deep caramel, toffee, plum, raisin, sweet malt, and a touch of hop bitterness. Taste is dominated by raisin and plum with complimentary sweet malt and some pine. Light mouthfeel. Okay.
pintbypint (2798) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From an aged 650ml brown bottle, ’08 I believe. Pours red brown, cloudy. Head dies fast, leaves a whitish ring. Nose has caramel/crystal malts, soft toasted malts, richer and deeper than expected. Taste of rich malts - caramel and toffee, toasty, grainy, orange notes and some sweetness. Some caramel in the finish and mild alcohol. Medium body with soft carbonation and lovely mouthfeel. A good aged barleywine.
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m very intrigued by the aftertaste on this one. Cannot quite pin it but it’s pretty agreeable. Detect some serious sweetness on the aftertaste for sure. Otherwise, a nice barley wine that will get you feeling pretty great.
Ferris (6782) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Vintage 2008 - Vinous and malts with some booze. Cloudy amber with a thin brown head. Candied orange and a bit of pine and huge malts. So well balanced with a slight bitterness to match the sweetness and absolutely stunning.