phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy, dull orange color with a small off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, honey, tea leaves, bubblegum, brown sugar, and dates. Flavor is the same, with more hop and booze presence. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, boozy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Not my kind of barley wine.
olsvammel (3464) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2013. Fruity and sweet smell and taste. Some brandy and dried fruits. This is nice as it is but will probably age well.
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium off white head deep misty red ruby pour soft carbonation Aromas sweet muscatel sugar caramel toffee earthiness grapes fruits the flavours strong toffee rich caramel brown sugar the muscatel one of my favourite wines gives a lovely touch to the ale the sweetness is smooth strong grape taste and bitter note the finish wonderful tasting Barley wine all round tastes are solid would enjoy anytime
dEnk (3915) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Borefts as "Ours is bigger then ..." Aroma is wine, port, red fruit, malt, sweet and sourish notes. Flavour is sweet at first, then tart red fruits takes over with caramel, fruts and more. Nice.
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Hazy dark amber with orange head. Aroma sweet and malty, caramel, dried fruit, spice and lots of citrus. Taste is very sweet, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol and citrus. Nice!
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color, small white head, lace. Herbal, "marihuana" aroma. Medium-bodied. Cannabis hoppyness, kind of spiceyness, sweetish maltyness. Easier than ABV.
SudsMcDuff (5930) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
yup, i have a bigger penis than you- or thats what i’m guessing the label means... deep tawny amber .. fantastic foam .. . tons of fruit, caramel, booze, and back talk .. . mouth is ok, boozy and incandescent .. . liked my bottle but on the scraped my knee and liked it level .. . . should i launch this egg outta my clown car?? dammit marcie!!!
jgb9348 (4818) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rich amber and brown coloured body with a nice, one centimetre tall tan big-bubbled head. Aroma of alcohol, peat, toasted malt, pit fruits, raisins, toffee, scotch and a bit of nuts - very nice and complex. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour noticeable at first with a great balance of pit fruits, raisins, alcohol, oak, brandy and some dry grassy notes at the end. Aftertaste shows a very well-balanced complexity with equal parts of malt and hops, but a very nice nutty, earthy, caramel and dry oaky flavour all noticeable. Overall, a good barley wine with a nice complexity and a smooth sweet flavour that works out quite well. I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 30-December-2012 for US$10.59 sampled at home in Washington on 08-November-2013.
silentnoiz (24) - Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours with a one-finger head. Aroma of strong vanilla, root beer hard candy, banana, and caramel and toffee. Tastes strong vanilla on the front, strong yet muted malt backbone, burnt caramel, strong alcohol and and bitter notes on the back end. Mouthfeel is much more carbonated than expected which makes it seem a bit thinner than it is. Overall, a very good barleywine.
patxa (191) - MEXICO - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great complex taste, lots of character there. Hops, sweetness and the remarkable taste of barley that leaves that spicy finish that we look for in barleywine. The thing with this beer is that it doesnt seem to deal well with the oxygenation. Aroma goes fast, even if initially interesting (flowers, hay, vanilla). The same for appearence. Hazy and brown, but with virtually no head and inexisten lace. Still, this makes a good good brew, but there is best barleywines out there.