fiulijn (16426) - 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.
aleksander9 (775) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with tan head. Toffee, American hops, earth and citrus. Sweet, toffee, spicy and floral finish. Overall: Enjoyable.
hesoo (58) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wzorzec ilości cukru w cukrze i amerykańskich chmieli w barley wine. Bardzo ciężkie oleiste piwo, do długiego delektowania się z szarlotką (nie za słodką) i lodami.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/VI/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: 26/III/2024 (2015-769) < /i> Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear amber to red brown beer, creamy irregular yellow to beige head, little stable, adhesive. Aroma in the bottle: red wine, some vinegar. In the glass: lots of honey, sweet, sugary, bit fruity. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet and sugary start, pretty hoppy, alcohol, dried fruits, some honey. Aftertaste: nice bitterness, dried fruits, alcohol, pretty hoppy, some citrus notes.
SeniorZozo (255) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great sweet very strong beer. Off head so clear color. Sweet, dried fruits, great....yeah
likeatrainwreck (154) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big sweet beer, dark copper with off white sticky head. Jam, sugar, alcohol, sticky dried fruit... boozy and warming. Good stuff.
Linnet (1301) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Immensely sweet, ABV evident, jam, marmalade, Brown sugar, earthy, fruity hops, powerful, but not that sophisticated. Copper colour, medium head, flavour is very sweet, bitterness is light, warming.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received via Secret Santa Winter 2014. Pours lightly hazy tawny with a medium, frothy and rocky off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet toast, honey, and cookie malt with plums, cherries, earthy and citrus, dank hops and light alcohol notes. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, medium citrus, dank, and floral hops, medium bitterness, dates and stone fruit with a sweet finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
Swaroga (1755) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the most easy to drink barley wines I’ve had so far. Has a soft and smooth mouth feel. Great looking head and lots of druity aromas with honey and tart. Lots of boiled, candied and dried fruits in the flavor. Plus some fresh citrus. Good stuff. Not a heavy Barley Wine one would expect from this style though.
ej (976) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep golden with a small top. Aroma of pale malts and caramel. Hints of vanilla. Taste is sweet but not overly so. Light bitter grassy notes. Pretty decent with well integrated / hidden alcohol. Full body and softly carbonated.
ClubGonzo (4696) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep orange-hued clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is muscovado sugars, syrup, grains, deep malts, caramel, toffee and hints of alcohol, rum and toffee. Taste is caramel, toffee, alcohol, raisins, port wine, alcohol and hints of syrup and grains. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice barley wine, but not amazingly impressive.