Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. Poured a clear dark red with little to no head. Aroma was strong on citrus hops with a hint of sweet malt and alcohol. Flavor was huge on hops with a good amount of sweetness to offset the bitter. Finished off with an alcohol flavor that definitely let you know this was not for the weak hearted.
stoutnick (818) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 Bottle pour from Lincoln - thanks heaps mate! Golden brown pour. Aroma is sugary sweetness. Taste is sticky caramel, sweetness, delicious - so smooth! Overall - great easygoing barleywine. Solid stuff.
Cybercat (4431) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy, barely translucent honey golden. Aroma presents malty, honey and fruity tones. Honey, malt and fruity tones round out a pleasing flavor. Mouthfeel features firm body and good fizz. This is a behemoth.
madelfonatree (298) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at 101 Beer Kitchen December 28, 2015 in a snifter.
Look - Very light brown with a red tint. See through. Awesome finger of thick bubbled head. A lot of lacing. I was expecting much darker.
Smell - Ginger bread. Cherry. Bread. Hop. Lighter fruits. Raisin. Cinnamon.
Taste - Ginger. Cinnamon. Cherry.
Feel - At 10.5% it is very smooth. Not as carbonated on swallow as it looks but sits a little bubbly. Little burn.
Overall - Surprised by the color. Hops come through just enough. A lot going on.
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at our big bottle share tasting. 2013 orange wax bottle. poured e clearer orange to amber colour with a long lasting white head on top. aroma is very hop forward, with some sweet dried apricots, and stone fruits shining trough. sweet toffee, and sticky caramel, and just a ton of sweet fruited candy sugar. taste is very bitter, still a lot of old bitter hops and dried apricots. mouthfeel is pretty full bodied. but i’m not a fan. to hoppy for a barley wine. quite a mess
DandyWolfFloyd (844) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - caramel malt, resinous hops, figs, raisins, and other drupe fruits, and light alcohol.
Appearance - ochre body with tan head, minor lacing
Taste - resiny hops, caramel malt, fruit - fig and raisin, and booze
Palate - full body, slick texture, carbonation is average, harsh hoppy finish.
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Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ a friend’s cottage. Pours murky golden with an off-white head. Aroma is floral, caramel, citrus, bready, hops and honey. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Full bodied, thick texure, soft carbonation. Finish is warming alcohol, quite hoppy and surprinsingly easy to drink.
koleminer20 (1489) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. 22 oz, 2012 vintage. The pour is an orangey brown with a nice frothy off-white head and some good lace. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy with a lot of brown sugar. The hops almost make me want to think this is a big IPA. The alcohol seems to be hidden by the sugar for sure. The The flavor is big on hop bitterness and a good citrus fruity zing. There is a strong yeastiness on the back end. The mouth feel is thicker and well carbonated with a lingeringly bitter, roasted hop aftertaste that really hangs around
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska på Monks Café, Stockholm. Det stod att den var från 2006, men vaxet var turkost. Ljus, lite grumlig öl. Doftar som en lagrad amerikansk barley wine ska, karamell, lite honung, en aning torkade frukter, lite humle. Smak av detsamma, endel beska finns kvar. God men inte något utöver det vanliga när det kommer till lagrade, beska barley wines, vilket jag dock gillar.
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at all killer no filler. Pours murky brown with a frothy offwhite head. A lot sediment observed. Aroma is caramel and hoppy. Taste sweet caramel, slightly bitter hops, a touch of citrus.
toxichop (550) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Back in the day I would of loved this. The reason people say that Ipa’s turn into barley wine. Lots of hops and caramel malt. I found it easy to drink despite how big this was. Hoppy barely wine, not really my thing anymore.