route9 (19) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice color and aroma.the taste had a nice pine and citrus flavor.it wasnít very sweet ,which was very appealing.for my taste,it was a little too bitter,but not objectionable.
ACD (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, 2011 bottle. Hazy dark orange. Thick pine on the nose, orange, grapefruit and big caramel on the nose too. Thick cakey malt, hint of booze. Taste is powerful: big bitter resinous hop character (full of pine and deep orange). Sweet caramel malt, loads of fruity notes: peach coming out strong. Touch of nuttiness adding depth. Very full bodied, a real sipper. Big pine hop character in the finish. big, boozy and brash. Massive.
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Uber in Seattle. 2012. Rosy orange, tight foam. Tart orange peel, warming, solid barleywine. Nice bittering, rising alcohol. Full, round flavor. balanced and lovely
strap (398) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oaky and flavorful. Awesome barley wine. Enjoyed thus bottle brought back from the states for New Years Eve...kicked the evening off right
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Prufrockstar (797) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013, consumed alongside the oak-smoked version. Now this is a barley wine. Pours orange-amber with dense, white head. Aroma: toffee, butterscotch, resin, plums. Taste: Sweet with a nice, moderately bitter finish. Palate: Full body, slick sticky texture, lively carbonation. Overall: Really very nice, one that I donít think to seek out but one that is definitely worthy of a glass from time to time.
bbbeer (577) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red brown, small tan head. Aroma sweet caramel malt and piney hops. Full body. Alcohol warming but overall hidden. Flavor somewhat sweet but nice balance of malt and hops. Pine and citrus. Some brown sugar. Excellent.
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of strong hops, an overdose of oak and some citrus. Lots of caramelized, or candy malt. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Average carbonation. Finishes very bitter with sour and sweet notes. Thick, slightly syrupy consistency. Better than the smoked version I had, but still not among the best barley wines Iíve had. Bottle.
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours caramel with a low off-white head. Aroma is caramel, honey, candied dates, resin, tropical fruits. Taste is honey, caramel, butterscotch, resin, candied dates, tropical fruits, hay.
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martjoobolut (555) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage. Pours amber with nice light tan head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma: intense barley, hops, hints of sweetness, raisins. Taste: intense sweetness and bitterness, caramel, fruit syrup. Very long strong bitter finish, little bit lingering. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall: really nice one, really hoppy barley wine.
Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 vintage on draft at Stone Oceanside. Pours amber brown with small, quickly dissipating, off white head. Aromas of sweet caramel, toffee, a bit of doughiness, alcohol, pine, chlorophil, and a little bit of woodiness. Taste is rich salty caramel, toffee, bread, grassy, chlorophil, still a bit of woodiness but a bit more oxidation/ cardboard than in the aroma(not overwhelmingly so). Finish is a bright alcohol warmth followed by sweetness and further moves into a dull bitter acidity. Would love to do a vertical tasting of this beer.