kevinator (1817) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not what I was expecting. Sweet and sour smelling with alcohol. Cool cloudy copper color with paper thin head. No lacing. Slight fruit sourness with heavy malt. There’s no mistaking this is a barley wine. The alcohol was hidden well. I’m all for hoppy BW’s, but the hops presence didn’t seem to blend as well as it should. It left a very dry and lingering finish.
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle. Vintage 2011 courtesy of Ryan. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Flavors of caramel. Sweet, but mellow finish.
_angst_ (4289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget five years ago. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and piney with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, while grapefruit a, caramelised apples, pine needles, resin, minerals, alcohol and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, resinous, dusty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, sticky, tiny oily, astringent, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, grapefruit, tangerines, apples, pears, pine needles, resin, moist soil, alcohol and lemon zest. Big and heavy. Oxidised with both dark fruit and cardboard notes. Light belgo notes. Quite enjoyable...
Pyrmir (5247) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle at Mackan, thanks! Amber with off white head. Aroma complex, sugar, toffee, malt, yeasty esters, woody notes and alcohol. Taste is similar, complex, fairly sweet, malty, sugar, wood and yeast in nice harmony. Really nice!
tone_leggett (14) - - MAY 10, 2015
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Complete miss for me. From first sip to the after taste bitter throughout Somewhere in the middle i think there was a slight sweetness but it quickly receded into the bitterness. Not smooth at all and this was not due to the alcohol content... if anything positive is to be found it is that the alcohol % is masked well.
thomat (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amber with no head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Full body with a very nice, bitter sweet after taste.
kidobutai (599) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Crazy experiment. Was rating this at one house. Not crazy about it. Went to another house and finished while eating a spicy homemade Chili. The taste improved dramatically. Like a Bourbon stout, strangely.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with large tan head on tap. Aroma of herbs, malt, and hops. Flavor of thick malt and hops with sticky finish. Good beer.
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vjohans (661) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, herbs, alcohol, brown, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
alobar (3378) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper color with an aroma of dark fruit, toffee, and Belgian yeast. Toffee, caramel flavor with fruit, and Belgian yeast. Excellent beer!
HeadyDE (696) - Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle..medium caramel brown color with 1/2 finger cream color tan head that manages to stick around throughout..nose is a bit muted with honey..sweet malt..caramel..taste is subdued at first for the high abv, in fact quite smooth on initial sip that molds into a medium-full bodied presence that warms the palate...sticky sweetness..not hot yet bold character..fruity esters come aboard from the belgian yeast that give this barleywine some character for sure..quite enjoyable and will be seeking out more of this if released in 2015..