drjay44 (3342) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml. green bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, light beige head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, particle laden reddish dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is treacle, dark fruits, light pine, citrus.....taste is sweet treacle, pine, resin, citrus including both lemon and grapefruit,, hints of dark fruits including plum, raisin, finishing with a pine citrus peel bitterness....mouth feel medium, sticky, slightly astringent, alcohol heat present, carbonation low. This is a very sweet, highly alcoholic beer. While it meets the style of a Barley Wine, the heavy sweetness is too dominant. BJCP 8/2/14/4/7
kryon (2582) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with high bronze white head
Aromas of caramel, sweet fruits, sweet bread, dried fruits, alcohol, hints of fudge
Taste has loads of caramel, candi syrup, sweet fruits, hints of dried fruits, wee bit oakyness, wee bit buttery
Mouthfeel is sweet, round, wee bit sticky alcohol, medium carbonation, low bitterness
markextrae (3542) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample, poured a chesnut light amber colour with a light tanned head on top. nose of sweet caramel malts, toffee, raisins, nuts, honey sweetness, plums, and butterscotch. taste is sweet, with even a slight chocolate sweetness in the back. full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. very enjoyable barley, would love this on bourbon barrels
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a l copper Amber with a dissipating tan head and sweet fruity, slight wine aroma. Taste is strong, with lots of fruit throughout along with alcohol, sweet malty notes, caramel, and hops into the long finish.
jjgmd (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z, pours an amber reddish pour with no head. Nose is fruity and sweet and nicely aromatic . Taste is also fruity, and sweet with some tannins and noticeable alcohol. Finishes on the same sweet fruity notes with a moderately long finish. Nice sipper ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
lello4ever (587) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colore ambrato intenso quasi ramato, la schiuma è di colore beige molto fine con tante bollicine. Aroma di buon livello con sia caramello che sentori di luppolo ed erbe. Al palato dolcissima, caramello e frutta secca, corpo pieno e rotondo con consistenza oleosa. Carbonazione media. Alcol in grande evidenza. Ottimo barley wine.
Jorn69 (2586) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog............................ Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 20131016.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Blue Monk in Buffalo, New York. Ruby in colour with a thin off-white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of caramel, heavy hops, spice and alcohol. The flavour is moderately sweet, hoppy, fruity, caramel. Finishes long, warming and sweet.
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head is light beige, thin and quick dissipating and leaves a bit of lacing.
Body is heavy, of hazy chestnut red color and medium carbonation.
The aroma initially smells of fresh citrus hops and develops into malt sweetness, caramel and dries fruit.
Taste follows aroma, with the alcohol well hidden and a short warming finish.
A bit too sweet imo, but still pretty good.
Koelschtrinker (16440) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Süßlicher, malzig alkoholischer Antrunk. Deutlich würzig, etwas herb. Steigende Süße, sehr getreidig. Voluminös, dennoch rund. 11/10/9/11/8/11
drpimento (3017) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An extremely tasty BW. Aroma is on the mild side, but do pick up caramel and orange Julius. Flavor is like nose & traditional BW, very heavy bittersweet, nice complementary dose of carbonic tang and hops. Big beer. Good for slow drinkin.