bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and caramel linger with light toffee and light pine.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 0.375 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Reddish amber color. Sweet aroma with raisins, toffee, citrusy hops and some hot alcohol. Bittersweet caramelly and citrusy flavor with raisins and tropical fruits (apricot?). Full rounded body. Not bad, but there seems to be lots of everything, too much hot alcohol and caramel.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml green bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, leather, mustiness, earthiness, dried fruit and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, earthiness, leather, pepper and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering peppery toffee finish.
nuplastikk (3831) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at DC tasting. Unfiltered orange-brown. Foamy soapy off-white head. Sweet honey fruit aroma. The "dry" hops the Belgians employ here work really well, balancing the malty richness. I really enjoyed this.
snzcujo (277) - RUSSIA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from the bottle, on 12/12/2012.
Pours of just incredibly beautiful dark-dark copper with an immense foamy head.
Aroma is almost intense, citrusy and slightly sour in the end.
Taste is amazing, lovely and complex, just overloaded with hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off orange pour with a tall thick small bubbled white head w/ good lacing. Dry grassy musty hop aroma hot alcohol after that lacks the malty backbone aroma that I would expect from a barleywine. Well coated lightly creamy palate. Easy to drink mix of musty earthy woody hops and a light caramel malt backbone. Subtle for a big style but easy to drink and pretty good.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/amber colored beer with an off-white head. Big caramel and toffee malt sweetness to the nose. Some toast, bread, and plenty of citrus. Mild pine and some floral notes, too. Really nice balance to the flavor. Plenty of malt sweetness in the form of caramel and toffee with a hint of brown sugar. Some pine and citrus peel bitterness, mild floral notes, and a hint of alcohol.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma. ripe fruits, flowers, sugar, herbs, spice. Flavour: Flowers, ripe fruits, spice, sugar, caramel, sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and light bitter with a dense alcoholbite on lips and palate.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear brown, small smooth offwhite head.
aroma is spicy, very hoppy, malty.flavor is hoppy, malty, more hoppy than malty, more like a dipa than a bw, but not a dipa..
JanLaursen (2519) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 375 ml. Light hazy reddish amber with a decent off white head. Sweet caramelish, yeasty nose with hints of alcohol. Taste is rather sweet, caramelish, toasted, quite some alcohol, abricots and grapefruits in the finish, very decent bitter ending.