after4ever (5355) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl. pours a murky medium brown. bright caramel at the edges. big loose sudsy gray head with lots of spotty lace. big tangy balsamic, strawberry, and caramel nose, nice peat and dark fruit undertones. creamy, thickish, somewhat sticky body. oranges, strawberry, balsamic, peat, and caramel on the mid palate. long sweet berry and balsamic finish.
bu11zeye (11260) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(50cl bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a spare beige head. Aroma of caramel, vinous, cherry, light chocolate, and toffee. Flavor of red grapes, chocolate, caramel malt, toffee, and plum.
thebeertourist (4307) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bir & Fud. Ruby red, lasting tan head. Intense fruity aroma, acidic.Well-balanced sweet molasses and Asian fruit flavours.Complex.
tiffanya (45) - Federal Way, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4-oz sample. The body was smooth, creamy and viscous. The flavor was caramel cookies, with a finish of warm golden raisins. Lightly herbal hops. Sweet palate. Warming alcohol.
Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of thinking that some of the low reviews are just from ticket shock at the SIB, but since I didnít pay for this one when I had it at PIB I can safely admit that it wasnít a bad beer. Poured amber with a light white head and minimal lacing. Aroma and flavor were very sweet for a barleywine, but not in an offensive way. Alcohol content was noted, but in a minor way. Decent beer, though by no means worthy of 7 tickets, but again I didnít pay for it so whatever.
daniele (3854) - ITALY - JUL 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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ownch411 (21) - USA - JUL 8, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
4oz. at Seattle International Beerfest. Did not care for it. At seven tickets was glad I tried it but the flavor really caught me off guard. Imagine a Barleywine blown way out of case. Just too sweet and too wow for me.
JoeTheYounger (1101) - Claremont, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4oz. pour at Seattle International Beer Festival with mspindler. This was one of the worst beers I had that day. I thought for the 7 ticket price, that it would be something really good. Poured a brown color with vomit looking sediment floating everywhere. Sweet vinegar aroma. It was way too sweet and funky for a barley wine.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUL 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a 7 ticket disappointment. 4 oz. taster at Seattle IBF. Pours a cloudy brown with yeast chunks and a tan head. Aroma is medicinal, herbal and sweet with some chocolate and cooked fruit. Flavor is basically the same with a light hop bitterness. Thick on the palate and a bit cloying, low carbonation.
KnutAlbert (5206) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Truly great.Sour aroma when the cap is opened, after some effort. But then this openes into a wonderfuly complex vinous, grainy, smooth barley wine. Every home should have one. From Bir & Fud, Rome.