OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a hazy garnet brown. Tight off white head leaves minimal lacing.
S - Roasted caramel malt, doughy fruit bread, dark cherries, some tropical fruit.
T - Loads of caramel and toffee, caramelized brown sugar. Sugary cherries and fig brighten up the dense toffee while mild leafy and citrus hops breakthrough and add some spiciness. Bits of bitter pecan and pepper on the finish.
M - Full thick body, chewy and creamy at times.
Not sure how old this is buts it’s on the sweeter side of things, in a good way. Very rich and lots of complexity. This is more of a really well put together English Barleywine than it’s American counterpart.
Serving type: bottle
AmericanHobo (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice maghonany red with a nose of vanilla. Hints of cherry, bourbon and candy sugar mingle for a complex taste that lingers on palate. Taste changes as it warms. A great Barleywine!!
Buongiorgio00 (539) - - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una travolgente ondata di gusti si riversa sul palato con questo barley wine davvero speciale. Caramello, toffee, per una consistensa quasi burrosa che sostiene la forte e equilibrata presenza alcolica e rilascia un sottofondo fruttato ed effimero di uva e buccia d’arancia. Incredibilmente gustosa.
reberiii (243) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bomber, clear amber orange with two fingers of foam. Slight nose of cherry and molasses. Tingly tongue of sweetness, dark candy sugar, alcohol tingle, vanilla, bourbon notes.
Blairgus (2363) - 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 (701) - 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 (204) - - 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 (1957) - 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 (1439) - 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 (1244) - 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.