jgb9348 (4843) - 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 (194) - 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.
brnandersen (2022) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml. bottle poured in to a snifter. Dark, hazy amber colour with a dense, lightly tan head. Extra credits for the label/name and the Winston Churchill quote on the back label. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, dark, dried fruits, blue cheese, spicy and citrus hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes bitter with hops, rich caramel malts and a discrete burn from alcohol. Fine Barley Wine the American way.
Borup (6289) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bishop Arms, Copenhagen. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, alcohol, dried fruit, caramel and hops.
DrSilverworm (6937) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7oz bottle, shared with caterwaul. Purchased from Party Source around 6 months ago. Cap reads "9851206". Mostly hazy amber, red color. Thin khaki head. Decent spread of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Sort of slick, little drying in the finish. Smooth and easy drinking, especially for 12.5%. Alcohol is well-hidden, just a slight warmth in the finish. Moderate sweet, light bitter. Dark fruit, vinous notes. Good earthy hop. Extra points for being so smooth, for the high ABV.
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours cloudy brown with not much of a head. Aroma is rhubarb, marmelade, yeasty, fruity, orange and leather. Some alcohol in the nose aswell. Taste is quite sweet, some candy and light bitter. Mildly sour aswell. Pretty tasty! Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dämpad doftbild. Maltiga toner och alkoholstinn. Spretig och spritig och inte så bra. SBWF 2013
77ships (4252) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. I think that I had “Our is bigger than all of your” which I am assuming is the same beer as this one, if I am wrong let me know. Dark fox rhubarb brown, white bubbles. Nose is sweet malts, sticky raspberry, bit jam, toffee, thick marmalade, sweet spices, candy sugar,… Taste is thick raspberry, syrupy, alcoholic raspberry sticky, touch booze, candy sugar, thick caramel, very sticky malts, dark fruits, touch molasses,… Thick, sticky malt body. Great stuff.
Yorker (1341) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish amber with quite a bit of sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, candy sugar, and dried fruit. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a dry finish.