MarcoDL (2833) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 Solid barley wine. Malty and with notes of raisin and other sweet fruits. Nicely dry, bitter and fresh, instead of overly sweet.
mike_77 (3890) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@zebf 2014 - Golden, honeyed colour. Aroma is very fruity and malty - sweet. Initially it feels quite thick and lucious but it almost evaporates on the tongue. Dry finish with hints of bitter orange syrup.
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, florar.
TASTE: hop, fruity, florar, decent, little dry aftertaste.
olr1984 (1286) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from the 3 floyds brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a large tan head. Sweet malt toffee and slight pine taste. Holds up well with some age.
Aries (14) - Verona, ITALY - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best barleywine style that I have ever tasted. Girlfriend, father in law and mother-in-law says that we can repeat this experience. Delicious.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, pine needles, caramel toffee, and dough. Flavor is similar but with more hop flavors coming through - citrus, orange peel, tropical fruits. A bit of spice lingers.
574deadzone (1195) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours true golden with a thick khaki head that sticks around. Nose involves super sweet cereal, spice, and some citrus. Really sweet, somewhat bitter. Thick body, soft carb, no alcohol burn at all, sticky, with lengthy bitter finish. Interesting brew, pushing a year old I believe. Haven’t had fresh, but the hops definitely faded from what I’m told, and the strange rice krispies malt thing dominates at this age. A decent brew, though I probably would’ve enjoyed it fresher.
c0fein (356) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Bierkompass.de
Aroma of spices, apricot, dry fruits and some honey. Nice blond look with medium white head. Taste is fruity and good, not so zippy, alcohol is hidden. Good sourness and bitterness. Fine imperial ipa/barley wine.
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 (from notes). Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor had caramel, with quite a bit of citrus, mango, tropical fruits, herbal notes, decent bitterness to the finish. This is a very hoppy barley wine that hides the abv between the sweetness and the hops.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour hazy soapy white head limited lacing. Fruity aroma cereal tangerine Graham crackers. Full well coated palate. Sweet fruity taste a fair amount of cereal lightly bitter well balanced finishes with a touch of pine. Pretty good.