tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My first favorite barleywine style ale. Strong but not harsh, sweet honey flavor, and nice malt backbone.
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bulldogops (1369) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1289 - 21.10.2014 - Stone launch @Craftbeeryeg. Draught. Hazy orange-brown pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is hot, alcohol, pastry dough, burnt sugar, orange rind. Taste is an alcoholic hoppy punch, lots of IBUs tempered with sweetness, and a ton of alcohol on the palate, but not thoroughly undisguised. Would love to try a 2-3 year aged.
Odysseyalien (66) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle aged from 2014. Still a good bit of carbonation on the pour. Sweet tropical fruit on the nose as well as on the palate. Truly delicious. I hadn’t been anticipating this year’s release but I am now.
zimbo (807) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big heavy and so tightly stuffed but difficult to see all the individual elements. Dark brown, boozy and long on the palate. Needs more definition. Not bad.
GenkiGonzo (772) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CBB. Ruby amber with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Starts as malty as the aroma but has a hint of hops at the end to stop it being too cloying.
emartell (306) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - OCT 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notas dulces, malta, granos.
Color rojo cobrizo, destellos granates, carbonatacion media, Corona de espuma abundante de alta retención.
En boca maltosa, dulce, afrutada y potente.
Al paladar es compleja, notas a frutos secos, principalmente higos y pasas. Ligeramente dulce, maltosa, cremosa.
En general muy buena cerveza, sin embargo al ser del 2015 aun se percibe demasiado joven.
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown pour. Sparse lacing. Sweet caramel aroma, with notes of spice and dark dried fruits. Taste is quite sweet and a bit boozy. Oily, sticky mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Very pleasant.
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vjohans (561) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity american bw. Full body long finish. Medium sweet. Nice bw
Kroney (230) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler to snifter. Appearance: unfiltered apple cider. Aroma: honey, burnt sugar, alcohol, musty hardwood, raisins, dried apricot, hints of floral hops. Taste: dried fruit sweetness, honey, sweet malt, alcohol, good hoppy finish to balance. Palate: minimal carbonation, dry, warm. Great beer.
Foffern (1491) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. 3 year old. Has a slightly hazy deep reddish orange color with a small ivory head. Lots of hops in the aroma with apricot, ammonia, caramel, oak and alcohol. The flavor has a lot of caramel along with sweet biscuit, grassy hops, harpix, ammonia and dried fruit. Full-bodied, soft mouth feel, and has a medium bitterness. A rich, hoppy and well balance American barley wine. The hops area surprisingly present after three years.