Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 2004: Golden-chestnut colour. Chocolatey, orangey aroma. Chocolatey, grapefruity, toasty, alcoholic flavour. This one is ready now, and quite pleasant.
2003: Bright reddish-brown colour. Chewy crystal malt aroma. Very earthy, bitter. Raw, with lots of heat. Maybe but it’s still young and needs the edge taken off the heat and bitterness. Ar 6 Ap 4 F 6 P 3 O13 = 3.2
chrisv10 (15191) - 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.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Club-tasting - Thanks Jannik. Clear squirrl color - offwhite head. Dark bread, nutty, berries, high malty, raisins, sweetness, light smokey notes, chocolate, spicy, peppery. Nice. Lovely complextiy.
jtclockwork (14732) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mikey’s tasting awhile back. 7th Anniversary. Pours dark muddy brown. Tan head. Nose and taste of dark candied fruit, toffee, brown sugar and sweet caramel.
mcberko (14080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Rich aroma of brown sugar, toffee, dark fruits, berries, and caramel malts, with considerable sweetness. Flavour of sour cherries, balanced by dark sweet fruits, brown sugar and toffee. Finishes with burnt caramel, sour fruits and alcohol. The contrasts of sour and sweet don’t seem to have meshed as well as they could have. All in all, a well-made barley wine, but their Crooked Line Cockeyed Copper [Barley Wine] far surpasses this.
gunnfryd (14061) - 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.
bhensonb (13996) - 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.
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle @ ZZT III, courtesy of Martinus. XVII Anniversary. Dark red color, nice red glow coming through. Decent sized off-white head. Smell hops, lighly sweetish, hints of caramel and malts. Taste malts, sweetness, hops, some bitter. Very nice mouthfeel. Lovely beer.
Tmoney99 (13347) - 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.
Ratman197 (13112) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy red with a small amber head. Aromas of molasses, dark fruit, and maple. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of dark fruit, brown sugar, and toffee with a dry finish.