Odysseyalien (33) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had one of these originally when I first started liking barleywines. Didn’t think much of it at the time. As my tastes have matured in the last year or two, I have to say this is one of the best English barleywines I’ve had.
I poured this into my snifter and there was not much of a head. There is some lacing as I slowly sip this into my belly. Oddly, of any beer I’ve ever had of any kind, this one seems to have no aroma. If I glue my nose to the glass rim and sniff hard, a very subtle sweetness but really, an obviously weak aroma to none at all.
The taste though is right on the money for an English barleywine. Prunes come to mine on my first sip. Moderately sweet as I’ve certainly had sweeter and less sweet barleywines. Little hop profile which is par for the course.
All in all, I hope to get another one of these and maybe put some additional years on it. Very tasty and one you will want to add to your collection if you like English barleywines.
T_Twaine (4) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml 2012. Apres avoir constaté la jolie couleur ambré qui éclate notre iris, nous profitons de l’odeur agréable de fruit rouge séchés et d’alcool nous insite à nous desalterer. L’arome franche de fruit des champs est facile à détecter à travers le gout d’alcool qui se désipera si nos bouteille gagne en maturité.
A conservé quelques années dans votre entrepot!
Whatup14 (500) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 341ml. 2012. Couleur orangée foncée translucide, mousse beige laissant une dentelle crémeuse. Arôme de malt, caramel, sucre d’orge, houblon, alcool. Goût de malt, houblon, sucrée, alcool qui tapisse le palais, bonne amertume. Carbonation élevée, corps moyen, collante.
DeliriumT (345) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep ruby amber. Aroma is vanilla port wine. Flavours include vanilla, port, rum and brandy. Very deep flavour
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madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16th May 2011
2007 Vintage. Very hazy brown beer, good ivory head. Dry palate. Even malt, trace of dried fruits and a whisper of brandy. Dry finish. Okay but somewhat one dimensional.
OntBeerDrinker (346) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured into chalice glass. Small one finger head with some carbination. Darker clear ready color. The smell is a light fruity swetness. Taste some plumy pudding/fruit cake taset,some sweetness,some bitterness and mabye some spice. Some sips in the throat I get a little warmth from the 10%. I also have a 2012 version againg. I’d rather pass on this but not the worst thing cheer’s.
AWS9 (446) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beautiful hazy gold pour with thick creamy head that sticks around. Sweet, mildly boozy (not as much as the % would suggest), with a hoppy backing. Barley wines aren’t necessarily my thing, but this was a surprisingly drinkable and tasty version.
nimbleprop (3875) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. 2009 vintage. Pours a translucent garnet amber with one ring of white head. Nose of orange, malt, a little leather, caramel, a little rum. Flavor was fairly standard, malt, caramel, orange, light tropical fruit. Maybe I caught this at a weird time; too many years on for solid hop presence, too few years to allow oxidation to do its thing.
ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours an dark amber, aroma is heavy malty and flavour is very harsh and really heavy, a difficult one to drink for me, wasnt to big on this one
mojorisn (26) - - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite nice. If it was cheaper and sold in six packs I’d be sold six times at least. Nose is butter rum lifesavers drizzled with maple syrup. Appears typical amber but of quality. Decent lacing; lotsa tiny bubbles. Rich syrupy mouthfeel. Long complex finish. Bittersweet. Burnt toffee and marshmallow engulfed hops action going on. Does that sound pretentious enough? Quite the lingering bite. Very hoppy to back up the initially way sweet goings on. Overall I really like this, afterall barley wines are right up there for me. I wish I woulda saved a Russian stout from last year to see which one I prefer. Based on memory though last years by a hair.