argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft): Black body with creamy small head. Aroma is big hoppy -- herbal/floral. Taste is sweet strong sticky, heavy malty, big hoppy, some herbal. Sticky, extra-full body.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
Pours a very pretty red with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is powerfully hoppy, light strawberries, melons and lots of caramel. Fine, dry mouthfeel. Flavour is softly sweet, fine caramel and dried fruits. Good, high hoppiness. But it feels a bit ’old’ and rather dull - especially compared to that inflated average rating.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Behemoth [06 or before]BW-22oz bottle@Noogfest4.0-thanks tronraner–pours a white ring for a head and cloudy orange color. Aroma is medium malt-toffee, citrus/pine hops. Taste is dry, citrus/pine hops-some bitter, toffee. BW meets I2PA.
Christian (11029) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber with a lasting white head. Intense malt aroma with lots of peach and pine hops behind it. Intense and huge sweet malty flavour with lots of pine hops for a near balance. Too sweet and big to drink a lot, but a wonderful sip!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011
Name: Barley Wine
Date: October 16, 1998
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
Appearance: hazy amber
Aroma: big spicy malt aroma
Flavor: strong malt flavor, low bitter finish, quaffable, but not distinctive
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Date: March 08, 2006
Appearance: dark clear red, whispy tan head
Aroma: sweet carmel malt aroma with hints of fruit and earthy hops
Body: big sweet body
Overall: rich and malty, sweet and fruity, alcohol fumes, long bitter finish, some time will help the fruit ripen and the bitterness to blend and subside
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: **+ /4
Date: July 07, 2007
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, creamy beige head that settles down into a fine head but is easily roused again, specks of dripy lace
Aroma: rich sweet hot dark caramel aroma with lots of fruity character balanced by earthy hops
Body: creamy velvet body that starts to get a bit sticky after a while
Flavor: rich dark caramel malt flavor, fruity sweetness is balanced by lots of earthy bitterness, warming
Overall: should age very well for many years
Date: January 12, 2008
aging like an IIPA with the hops fading but the malt character is not coming out as it should, instead the malt sweetness is fading and being lost behind the earthyness, body thinning
Date: February 20, 2009
malt is coming back now with the sweetness taking over from the bitterness, picking up a nice fruityness,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: *** /4
Date: November 06, 2008
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma, lots of earthy hops
Flavor: hot sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, plenty of bitterness
Overall: more of a double IPA than a barleywine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Date: October 29, 2011
Source: Danville Pub
Appearance: opaque rust, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, lots of hops, earthy
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, crystal sweetness, plenty of hops, touch of bitterness, long bitter finish
Overall: still a double IPA rather than a barley wine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
chrisv10 (10830) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Amber/copper with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, vinous, little bitter, little citrus, nuts and grapefruit.
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bomber from Archer Liquors. Pours lightly hazy amber with a four finger beige/tan head. Aroma seems pine over sweet malt. Medium body with medium carbonation. Malt is strong. Hop bitter is citrus? Heat is minimal, given the abv. Head does some lacing. Might be a bit toffee towards the end. Pretty well balanced finish. Bitter and sweet all at once. Pretty impressive.
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
65cl bottle from ølbutikken.
clear amber , small white head.
aroma is piny, citrussy, hops. hops dominate. also some fruits, mango.
flavor is pine, caramel, foral notes, alc is well hiddeen, bitterhops, dark fruits. very well balalnced,very tasty, probably the best barley wine i’ve had so far (1600+ ratings).
palate is thick and nice. very good mouthfeel.
Rasmus40 (10698) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, alcohol and rather hoppy - fruity. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 110512
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage (red wax). Copper pour with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit, flowers, and pineapple. A fair amount of booze, however. Very nice sweetness and bright hop flavors. Grapefruit, pineapple, and oranges to go with light pine and floral notes. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. A hint of alcohol on the finish.