OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a hazy glowing burnt orange color. A bubbly off-white head melts into wispy islands.
S - Rich caramelized brown sugar, fresh cut pine wood, grapefruit, pineapple, cinnamon, strawberries. Notes of oak comes out as it warms.
T - Warm and spicy up front before blankets of malt brings in sweet toasted toffee, and rich caramel. The grapefruit rind hops start invading the castle and turn from citrus to pine resin on the finish diminishing any and all sweetness from the malt. The aftertaste is dry with flavors of malt, herbs, and bittering hops.
M - Full bodied with high carbonation.
I had high hopes for this beer and it didn’t let me down. The nose is heavenly. The different stages of this beer from start to finish is like a Willy Wonka beer. With an 11.10ABV the alcohol shows up a bit, but is not off-putting. It’s hidden well. An excellent and very complex Barleywine.
Serving type: bottle
angel77 (879) - 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 (1760) - 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 (2921) - 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.
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ingen jättefavorit men den smakar rätt bra. Till det priset så hade jag önskat mer.
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HourGlass13 (50) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel, pours a dark brown with small head of white. Taste is caramel and some fruit, bready and very malty. It does have a hop presence, even though there is some sweetness. Very drinkable.
mtdewa1 (297) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber to brownish pour. Malty and caramel aroma. A little scent of fruit as well. Taste was smooth. Sweet, fruit and caramel. East to drink for abv. One of the bettet barleywines.
Koskela (284) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Typical barley wine aroma sweet malty and a heavy malty heavy body brew with a nice deep amber color and a small white head. Very good no alcohol burn no bitterness. Sweet earthy fruity brew.
evergreen0199 (2004) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A hazy amber/brown coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes of caramel, slightly sweet, malty, slight bitterness, slightly boozy.
mandaritto (59) - LATVIA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, intense caramel aroma, spices, fruits, hopps all together makes nice ballance. Oily, sticky mouthfeel, nice carbonation level. Too sweet for my time, but I liked the quality of this brew.
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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