Pyrmir (4353) - 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 (14611) - 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 (7095) - .....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 (5171) - 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 (204) - 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 (2616) - 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 (8523) - 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 (8867) - 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 (1175) - 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.