JorisPPattyn (8799) - Ursel, - MAR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-amber beer with orange-amber head, gone in seconds. Rich, vinous, brandy-like nose. Grapes, ripe fruit as apricots and a lot of alcohol. Further aroma of lavender or rosemary. Earthy, vinous, mouldy (in the nicest possible way), mushrooms, refined citrus flavours. Hops retronasal: dry, imposing, but not dominating. Lots of malts underneath, coloured malts, rich. Resiny hops make up the balance; Rich, velvety, nearly buttery and superbly sensual MF, and a LOT of alcohol. A truly worthy BW. Well balanced, imposing but not pretentious, which is a bit a 3F problem...
Zakoon (373) - 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 (1383) - 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 (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, 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 (533) - 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.
Bule (1406) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours a brown color with a bit if frothy head. Strong caramel. Less of a sweet malt bomb than other big barley wines. Alcohol well masked. Delicate complex flavors.
rouhlas (1769) - GREECE - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From old notes. From tap at Mikkeller’s CBC’12. Amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light citrusy fruity, Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body soft carbonation
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was pretty hoppy. Doesn’t taste like your typical barleywine. It was more like an ipa but I would drink again.
Humlehode (370) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky brown with small tan head. Aroma of oak and whiskey. Sharp. A bit too much oak
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DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Stout Barrel House. Tawny amber, low golden head. Chewy toffee and piney hops, full bodied with a long bitter finish. A great American barley wine.