Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at Maria’s Package Goods and Community Bar during Chicago Craft Beer Week.
A: Pours a dark copper-like color with minimal head. Leaves an off-white film on the top.
S: Hints of fruity berries come out with some nice malts. A little burn is on the back end of the nose as well.
T: Nice sweet fruits with some bitters through out the middle and slight beginning. Sweetness of the apples and pears comes back at the end. A little heat on the back end which ties all the complexities together.
M: Nice and creamy with a medium body. Medium carbonation and a nice coating of the tongue to give a lingering dark fruit taste.
O: My first FFF barleywine and I was impressed. You go some fruits, some malts and some heat that all make up some great components of a good, if not great, barelywine.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-21-2011
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BrewDog Bar Aberdeen. It pours hazy deep orange, with a thick off-white head. The nose is dark fruit (plum, raisin, fig and cherry), pine, leaf, sour dough bread, honey and alcohol. The taste is sweet raisin, currant, grape, strawberry, plum, cherry, fig, tangerine, resin, pine, spice and alcohol warmth, with a bitter finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Well balanced. An enjoyable fruity barley wine.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. First reviewed 1/26/2011. Served on tap in a goblet at Three Floyds.
The appearance is effervescent and inviting. Owd Engwish has an amber copper hue with tints of brown and a fluffy white head. Nice retention and some lacing is left down the side of the glass.
A little bit of barnyard funk wafts into the nose first, with dark fruits and caramel malt. Some white grape, tangerine, and a variety of citrus and floral hops. Some booze. Nice complexity in the nose, but the funk drops it a bit for me.
The taste is sweet to start, as I would expect. Caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves give it a spicy note to go along with the toffee and big malt sweetness. Some starfruit and white grape provide some complexity in the middle, with the end transitioning to tangerine, grapefruit, and orange blossom hops to close.
Full bodied, sticky, sweet, juicy, and lightly creamy. Somewhat drying on the tongue at the end of the sip.
This is solid, sweet and hoppy, with enough complexity to make me prefer it over Behemoth.
sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a diminishing head. Sweet with aromas of caramel and hops. Also fruity aromas – vingummi. Hints of alcohol and tea. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, during 3Floyds Night 2011. Caramel amber color with a samll beige head. Sweet malty taste of fruits and caramel with some grass hoppy notes. Intense flavours of sweet malt balanced by the grassy hoppy notes. Sweet aftertaste
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, prunes, malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and over ripe fruits.
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar. The aroma has light roast, toffee, honey, flowers, a bit caramel. Dark brown-red coloured beer with not much head. The taste is sweet, bit sugary, fruity malty, has toffee, honey. Full body, bit sticky.
yngwie (13104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. It pours a slightly hazy body, dark amber in color and with a small, off-white head. Sourish, berryish nose with a light roasted and caramel touch. There’s a decent bitterness in the flavor, along with the sour berries and caramel found in the aroma. Medium to full body, nicely carbonated. Bitter towards the end, with some sourness blending in. A decent beer but with a combination of flavors that didn’t impress me in any way. 110526
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Phone rate, $9 snifter @ the brewpub. Cloudy brown with a small beige, fading to a ring before long. Big bourbon barrel nose. Flavor is loaded with bourbon and old wood, lots of spicy boozy heat, some of caramel and toasty malt. Caramel and toffee also present, but that booze dominates all. Dry, burning all the way down the throat, warming the belly. Bitterness at a 2-3. Big full body with low prickly carbonation. So overbourbonated I have trouble finding the base beer beneath. Bourbon’s good, though. . . I did like this better than the rating, due to the bourbon.
larsniclas (5519) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller bar 1105
Deep amber with a small white head.
Sweet, creamy, malty aroma.
Sweet and malty flavour; leather and horse-blanket.