marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours reddish orange with a transient beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a rich caramel malt flavor with lots of grape and an oak finish. Very tasty.
Habanero (2615) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours s lightly hazy, amber with an average, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, wood, riped fruit and vanilla notes. Sweet flavor that ends more dry with alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carb. An excellent Barley.
Beerhunter111 (7375) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig süß, holzig, alkoholisch.
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.375 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Reddish brown color. Aromas of red berries and tropical fruits, oak and tobacco. Thick bittersweet toffeish, nutty and oaky taste with red berries and some tropical fruits (pineapple and grapefruit) . Full body. Oakiness is slightly overboard. Rich complex taste, not completely in balance but still enjoyable.
SlackerMads (1606) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy chestnut brown with a medium sized good lacing off tan head. Perfumy nose with some caramel, not typical barley wine. Aroma is more malty than the nose; caramel, toasted malt, oak, light grain followed by fruity notes. Taste is medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Smooth, warming finish.
wilshire87 (12) - Avella (AV), ITALY - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beershop in Rome. Sweet as a classic barley wine with a Great arome of muscatel and alcohol. Crystal orange colour. Medium body with a little head. Great stuff from to ol!
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark reddish brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex roasted malt,, wood and dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet wood and small alcohol burn finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Highly aromatic, vinous ale with intense alcohol and juicy grapes aromas. The appearance is spectacular from the onset, a beautiful, lasting, sticky white head towering above the hazy reddish amber hue. While it’s not hugely complex for a 12%+ digestive, it manages to hit some unusual flavour ranges, amidst which stand out a gently tannic, tea-like but even more so wild rice reminiscent texture, complementing the timid hops nicely in balancing out the flavour profile... well, as much as you may consider this sweet monster balanced. On the less pleasant side, it is also fairly phenolic, featuring rosewater, clove and white Pepper nuances that are important to the flavour profile I suppose, but not the best fit to the rich maltiness. Some extra acidity would be welcome in here, as when the beer warms up, it becomes pretty hot.
tommann (2714) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with a medium head. Aroma is sweet with toffee and orange. Taste is sweet with toffee and raisin. Sweet fruity finish. Smooth drinking.
HerrKrinkle (11) - Montreux, SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Without a doubt one of the best barley wines I’ve ever tasted. Incredibly well-balanced. The Muscatel aging was very clever as it helped balance the cereal flavors and ABV and bring out the sweetness. Beautiful brew.