wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from whole foods novato. pour s avery deep hahogony with a decent sized khaki head, nice retention. decent old ale-ish flavor, a lil crisp. this might be really damn great in 5 years or so, we will see.
abcfan (916) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with no head and very little lace. Significant fruit and raisin aroma is present. Taste is sticky sweet with dark fruit present. Very smooth on the tongue. Finish is short, but sugary sweet. Great brew.
zimbo (899) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Loose tan head. Some fizz and complexity.Malt and a trace of mint. Toffee ending with some butter. OK.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a red/yellow tinge. and off white lacing. Aroma of plums, figs, dark fruits, butterscotch, brown sugar and molasses. Flavour the same including spices and booze. Rich, well rounded. Nice.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mahogany color with a small tan head. Aroma of yeast, nuts, chocolate and light alcohol. Flavor of chocolate, malts and slight alcohol. Decent.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, thick caramel on the aroma along with... well, it’s like port with caramel. Dark, full malts with caramel in the mouth, shifting to dark, dried fruit. Falters a bit after that, bit of hop bitterness but thins out.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Veeery dark red color. Dried fruit and alcohol in aroma. More of the same in the flavor together with a malty body and a lot of sugar for the sweet tooth. The bitterness is there, but not in your face, it rather brings it all together. Some oily viscosity, still not as much as many other barley wines and not enough if you ask me. Still, a nice beer but not top in it’s class.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2020 Barley Wine
Pours medium brown with a light head and oily appearance. Hazy and unfiltered. Aroma is malty and sweet with notes of apple juice. Not a huge aroma, but opened up nicely with warmth. Flavor is boozy and sweet with a nice nutty malt note and some mild hop bitterness at the finish. Will age a few bottles to see how this does.
AlbertC (277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is figs, plum and dark red fruits with some maltiness. Taste is dark red fruits, sweet and some unexpected bitterness in the end.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear, deep red with no head. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter. Palate is full bodied and crisp. Aroma has chocolates, coffee, grains. The crispy palate would definitely mellow out with a bit of aging.