Christian (11784) - 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!
jcwattsrugger (11553) - 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.
thewolf (11490) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (11467) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Very vinius. Moderate bitter flavor. Average finish. Very alcoholic. Creamy palate.
Pinball (11365) - 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.
Ratman197 (11216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber yellow wax poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, pear, apricot, mango, orange and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, orange, apricot, light woodiness and a hint of earthiness with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 version. A dark amber barley wine with a thin off whit ehead. Smooth caramel malt in aroma, with light c-hops, very nice and subdued, vinous. In mouth, a smooth barley wine with light oxidation, biscuitty malt, very nice subdued c-hops, clean and blended. Tasted Dec. 19 2009.
bierkoning (11110) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle from TheEpeist, thanks! Sark amber color. Plums, raisin and earthy hops in the aroma. Strong alcoholic flavor with grapes, plums, oak and pineapple. Pipe tobacco. Firm beer, malty sweet and with a good complexity.
kp (10884) - 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
jtclockwork (10783) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a generous trader. 2009 vintage. Pours clear brown. Nose and taste of molasses, brown sugar, light bourbon, caramel malts and spiced citrus.