Desverger (2266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2013 Vintage) from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - dark brown coloured pour with cream head. Pretty sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruity and nutty, some spices (nutmeg) on the palate, light herbal notes, medium body and low carbonation, boozy finish. Lovely.
duganc (15) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where have I been? This has been a standard for me for a long time and to date I’ve failed to rate it. In a word - great! I love this BW. I am enjoying a 2014 edition right now. I should put it away for 6-12 months, but who can wait? Citrusy sweet nose, sweet bitter initial bite, coating mouthfeel with a lingering hoppy maltiness. fine lacing remains 1 min after pour from a 22. Mmm Mmm good. I could only hope my home brewed version comes within a mile or two of this.
bmerz (714) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2012 drank Oct 2014. Pours a murky honey color with surprising head. Aroma is big honey sweetness with wood and dust, bit of new leather. Flavor is very hoppy bitter after rich going umami malty sweetness the ending clean alcohol and wood tannin dry. Feel is velvet lively to start then astringent end. This is growing on me. Very nice.
hank37 (89) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber with generous white head. Aromas of stonefruit which is backed up in the taste, some spice and rich toffee flavours. Sensational.
Reimer96 (1311) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Smooth and wonderful barley wine! Pours a light hazy copperish amber with a nice light brown head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, sweet dried fruits and American hops. Taste is rich caramel, dried fruits and citrus American hops. A bit hot and lightly harsh finish... But this 2013 version would be great aged another 2 years or so!
mstrcrwly (320) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber dated 1/13/14 poured into a tulip glass..rusty/copper pour with off white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,malts..really smooth taste..not complex but really fucking good.
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge caramel on nose, same caramel in taste with surprisingly intense piney hop kick, intense maltiness in background but doesnt cover too pushy hops, bit bready, dried fruits. Hop syrup in two words. Well.. its interesting and enjoyable brew, but feels bit unbalanced for me as bitterness overcomes sweetness way too much
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angel77 (1062) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 65 cl de el lúpulo, tomada en agosto de 2011. Edicion 2010. color rojizo con sabores y aromas maltosos y dulces acabando con cierto amargo. Cuerpo intenso con 11.1 vol que se notan de principio a fin. Bastante buena, buenos comienzos en el estilo barley wine americano.
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thx to Mathieu87. 4 year old sample.
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: caramel, alcohol, sweet.
TASTE: oxidated, alcohol, sweet.
mR_fr0g (3651) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s bush. Aroma is heavy cinnamon nutmeg spices with toast and sweet unrefined sugars and earthy notes. Clouded caramel brown with a lasting thin cream head. Flavour is sweet brown sugars, cinnamon spices. Some earth. Hides the alcohol pretty well. Palate is viscous. Sweet and lowish carbonation. A bit sweet for me.