Benzai (8535) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Hazy reddish color, small beige head. Smell malts, lightly sweetish, lightly alcohol. Taste malts, some alcohol, lightly sweetness, overripe fruits. Full body, medium carbonation.
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ zzt. Aroma is sweet malt with a slight citric note, some caramel and slight alcohol. Flavour is thick caramel, bread, malty sweetness, some fruity hop notes.
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT VI thx to countbeer. Orange to red colour with a lacing white head. Smells malts, hops, fresh, sweet, herbs. Tastes sweet, hops, fruity, herbs. Quite nice! Medium to full body, great carbo.
johnnnniee (2340) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep burnished copper color with a smallish beige head that slowly recedes but never dissipates. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, a bit of dark pitted fruit, some earthy hops and a bit of an alcohol presence. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side with lots of dark sugar and caramel malt. A light bit of cherry and plum fruitiness mixed with an earthy hop flavor and a touch of ethanol. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sugary syrupy mouthfeel. Not to shabby of a barleywine. This is the second time Iíve had this and Iím glad I did because I remember not caring for it the first time. Maybe a batch or bottle variation?
thornecb (4457) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet toffee aromas. Medium bodies with caramel and toffee front to back. Lasting bitter earth finish.
mcox90 (1563) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a reddish brown, mahogany color with a thin tan cap. Typical barlywine scents, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruits as well a bit of booze. Taste is dominated by the malty sweetness with brown sugar notes. Some bittering hops balance it out. Full, warming palate. I still have not met a Barlywine I didnít like and this was no exception.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, aroma has alcohol and brown sugar, starts lightly bitter and ends lightly sweet with a molasses ending, mellow carbonation, sticky mouthfeel.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this bottle from stangger (jeff). Nice aroma of fruits, sweetness, and a sweet taste. A good barleywine, not too overpowering.
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber with spookgolds. Cloudy amber pour with a white head that dissipates quickly. Sweet malt, caramel aroma with notes of scotch. Malty, sweet, strong alcohol presence that burns lightly as it goes down. Nice example.
puboflyons (2170) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a medium amber tone with copper-red hues in the light. Thin head that lasts awhile and cloudy in character. Plenty of aroma with sweet malts, meaty fruits like pear, and a crisp, clean hoppy backdrop. Very typical of a barleywine. The body is thick and heavy with a nice creaminess as well.The taste is barleywine pucker-up pungent with less fruity character in the taste and a pleasantly dry finale. A decent barleywine.