fiulijn (18103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jesper, bb 06/06/2022
Hazy red-amber color, with medium sized creamy head. Different aroma, moderately pungent, strange hop mix (light), not strong. The caramel and malt flavor is decent, but not rich and sweet as typical Barley Wines; it has a toffee note too, and strong bitterness, with good resins and some fruity side, and moderate alcohol perception. Medium long final.
The malt profile is between a Barley Wine and an English Strong Ale, well hopped obviously; and professionally brewed, clean; but not exciting.
zgaier (1860) - 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 (1927) - 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 (512) - 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 (2481) - 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 (15819) - 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 (2896) - 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.
BRW (1966) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cara B. Copper colour with beige head. Malt, caramel and yeast aroma. Sweet, malt, caramel, yeast taste. Medium to full body.
Zupastan (160) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Amber beer with a smaal, off-white head, bit adhesive. Aroma is caramel, honey, quite sweet, sugary. Soft carbonation. Taste is honey, caramel, quite sweet, dried fruits. Aftertaste is sweet, sugary, alcohol, with a bitter touch.