mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Quintesential barleywine. Fantastic. This is one bad mama jama. A winner for sure. If you see it get it.
Swaroga (1619) - 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 (880) - 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 (4454) - 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.
Cuso (5441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from drinkshop.sk. Amber colored beer with thick off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel with oranges, citrus hops. Taste, sweet malt, honey, raisins, oranges, apricots, candies, alcohol. Sweet alcoholic finish. Enjoyable beer.
peponi (587) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: malty, roasted malts, dried fruits, sweet.
Appearance: clear copper color, nice cream head.
Taste: medium bitterness, caramel, sweet, cherry, smooth, alcohol is well covered.
Palate: full body (oily texture) and low carbonation, sweet finish.
Overall: Classical English Barley Wine. Really oily and quite sweet, but still drinkable. Enjoying.
Lore (1338) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy reddish-brown colour, surprisingly high, stable yellowish head; aroma of dried fruits, some herbal notes, caramel, hints of citruses and alcohol; taste is the same; really goo barley wine
Vaiz (3711) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Clear copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel malts, sugary and clean. Flavor is very sweet, fruity and with a huge body and very smooth texture. Lovely barley wine.
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12. 7 oz bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a hazy reddish/orange/amber color with a thin off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, dark fruits, alcohol heat is warming as it goes down, but not overly boozy, some herbal notes, figs, good, not great.
Renobob (1054) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Nez abricot prune. Au palais, amertume houblonnée, bois, sucre candi, pêche. Complexité énorme, plusieurs niveaux de dégustation. Finale puissante sur le bois et la vanille.
northropfrye (2418) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep muddy amber body with off white head and speckles of lacing on the glass. Sweet grainy aroma, rich dried fruit, vanilla, banana. Taste is mostly sweet and rich with a nice bitter aftertaste. Light palate but lasting flavour. No hint of the whopping 12.7 % alcohol in this one. Abv well masked. Overall a pretty fabulous barley wine.