ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy dark nougat-hued brown body with a large creamy light beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, booze, sweet dessert wine tones, hints of bread and brown sugar. Taste is sweet caramel, burnt sugar, raisins, bread crust, booze, bitter herbs and hints of brown sugar and astringent citric peel. Full to medium body, medium carbonation. The barrel aging seem to have removed a bit of the body on this one, as well as unveiling a rather unpleasant astringency in the bitterness. Surprisingly enough, this heavyweight from To Øl comes across as rather unbalanced and not very pleasant.
JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour, with an off white head. Toffee, moderate sweetness, vinous, oak, grape, sweet dark fruitiness, and dense bread. Decent.
RichTheVillan (5462) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 11 at Tool Tasting Night from Cotteridge Wines; burnished amber pour with a frothy beige head, tangerine and orange aroma, taste has sweet caramel, marmalade, juicy pine, very sticky and very boozy.
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark orange amber with a a slight beige head. Aroma is treacle/grape with detectable wood. Med + body. Flavor is treacle, grape, oak and spice? Quite nice stuff.
marcus (8295) - 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 (3569) - 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 (13059) - 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 (5033) - 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 (2459) - DENMARK - 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!