brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the XVII Anniversary release.
A: The beer pours almost mahogany in color with a nice big off-white head and sticky lacing.
S: A nice bit of citrus hop aroma, particularly grapefruit and grapefruit peel. There is a big floral note to it as well. Toffee, molasses, and brown sugar provide a nice sweetness to the beer.
T: Plenty of brown sugar, molasses, and toffee sweetness to provide this beer with a nice base. The hops are a very nice accent to it all and there is a solid bitterness and perfumey hop flavor.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation. Sort of creamy on the tongue.
O: This was a pretty solid barleywine. Really easy to drink and a solid flavor profile.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 2003 vintage) Pours a murky deep mahogany body with a moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted bread, toffee, caramel, chocolate, and some citrus. Rich, chewy breadiness, malt, and spices with a bitter finish. Feel the warming sensation of the 10% abv.
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
XII Ann. Great hoppy aroma backed by malt. Amber color, reddish heart, and virtually no head. Starts with a piny hop, moving to malty sweetness, finishing with sugar on the tongue, but the bitter continues. Goes good with chocolate.
chrisv10 (11984) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, little toffee and a little dusty. Flavour is malt, caramel, toffee, dusty, hops, little sweet, little dry and medium bitter.
gunnfryd (11913) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, caramel, citrus, dried fruits, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(X -- 10th Anniversary BW, 10% ABV) Deep copper body with small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, alcohol. Taste is mild sweet, grapefruit, toffee, alcohol. FInish has strong alcohol warming. Medium-full body. FLavor not as developed as the aroma -- needs more sweetness.
Tmoney99 (11586) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 under the name of 14th Anniversary. Poured hazy reddish brown color with medium frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Complex dark fruity and roasted brown sugar aroma. Medium sweet dark fruity flavor with a medium to heavy sweet dark fruit finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a sticky texture. Good rich brew.
Theydon_Bois (11508) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottleshare BBQ at Dave L’s, PA - 27/05/12.
Reddish brown hues with a decent tan head.
Dark fruits, malt, cherry and a whiff of booze on the nose.
Sweet tasting, malts, dark fruits, brown sugar.
Medium to fuller body, moderate carbonation, alcohol fairly well balanced but evident.
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
XIV at GBBF 2008. Deep ruby brwon with a lasting off-white head. SNPA-like juicy citrus hop aroma, with some malt. Dry malty flavour with toffee and caramel, some citrus hop and a hint of alcohol. Very good, but felt like it probably would have been even better fresher.
jcwattsrugger (11337) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and dark red/mahogany color. Aroma is dark fruit-cherry, plum, sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is dark fruit-cherry, plum, sweet medium malt-caramel, very bitter-medium hops, vinuous. Nicely done, not my style. OK carbonation.