jackl (3475) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Picked up from the one, the only, legendary Kris Wines. The pour’s deep red with a small head. The nose is spiced yule log, some jam, toffee, coffee cake. The taste is maple syrup. Strong earthy hop. Jam. Toasty malts. Moderately boozy on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, better than expected.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s during night one of Jack’s Farewell Tour in London - big thanks to Jack for this retiree. Pours clear ruby with a tight, creamy yellow-tan head. Nose holds some pine, drying ripe berries, a bit of bread. Big sweet flavor with lots of boozy kick, bitter pine, dry dirt, dry berries, dry toast. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Warm finish, bitter earth and pine, bready malts, berries, burnt caramel. Nice barley wine.
Yorker (844) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy reddish amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is peach, pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Flavour is pine, caramel, and grapefruit – with some warming alcohol leading to a bitter finish.
brnandersen (1375) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from tap, CBF 2013. 9,5 % alc. Hazy, dark amber colour with dense, off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, wheat, ripe berries, plums, yeasts, citrus and flower hops. A hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body, thicker texture. Finishes light dry with a herbal note, alcohol, rich malts and citrus fruits. Quite nice.
bigaddie (70) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses, dark caramel odor with the carbonation hitting the nose well. It appears like a good wine beer with reasonable opacity.
The odor doesn't do enough justice to the taste. Complex taste that starts with molasses and heads down the palate with an acidic finish. Lots happening in the middle of the tongue. Hops hit you right in the middle with a combination of citrusy and grassy taste.
It is quite a good beer that I can't wait to drink again... Wait, ordering my second!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, pours a deep dark ruby red with a small beige head. Aroma of rich caramel malts, deep dark fruits, and brown sugar -- very rich and fruity. Flavour of deep caramel tones, dark fruits, and dry bready malts. Full-bodied and dry fruity, with little sweetness. Rich palate, with a low sweetness and complex body. Excellent.
kraddel (1917) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours celar, copper, no real foam.
smell is medicinal , hoppy
sweet, low carbo. grainy,
stoutnick (287) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Very drinkable barleywine, but not particularly interesting one. Not down the hoppy line like boogoop, but nice sweetness. Dry finish. Wouldn’t chase after.
VictorStr (767) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Tap @ Mikkeller] Mörkt brun. Fruktig och humlig aroma. Smaken likaså, medium carb, eftersmaken ej så lång.
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - APR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep smell of hops, but also hints wheatbeer and caramelmalts. Red-ish amber whit huge white foamy head. Very sharp bitterness. Thin and refreshing mouthfeel. Nice look and smell, not as well tasting as I hoped after smelling.