kimjongill (180) - - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light fruity aroma. Dark amber pour. Great malty flavor with apparent fruit notes. Good mouthfeel for the style.
kraddel (840) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very soft carbo, sweet, medicinal hops. ok, better than it sounds from my rating...
jaghana (2821) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 350ml an amber red ale with medium creamy head. Nose is intense on barley sugar, red fruit, and sweetness. Aroma is on a creamy fruit syrup, grapes, blackcurrant, apricot, apples, very sweet, caramel and even light chocolate notes, light diacetyl, spicy on pepper and cinnamom, banana (some Aventinus eisbok profile), phénols. Quite pleasant, near to belgian style.
Bacterial (410) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark amber pour, slight white head. Nose is malty, caramel and just a touch of hops. Mouthfeel is nice - not too heavy. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Nice balance of malt and some hops.
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown with a small head. Full bodied with a strong malty mouthfeel. Powerful bit not so much as to put you offf gently drinking it.
Strong welcoming aroma on opening. Impressive.
Allen (2670) - SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 355ml. Chewy malts and alcohol throughout. Full bodied. Sweet and syrupy. Some oxidized components. Buttery. Dissapointing.
drfabulous (2944) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to robenalt. Brown sugar. Malty. Maple syrup. Sweet all around with that dried fruit barley wine taste. Nice sugary nose.
Sathorael (82) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas a of sweet malts, dried apricot, raisin, milk chocolate and a little bready. Taste is malty sweet with a big dried fruit flavor of raisin and fig. Finish is sweet and long. Very different approach to other dry hopped barley wines.
johninmelb (1003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strongly malted nose with cereal, honeycomb and a hint of kiwifruit. Flavour is sweet caramel with a hint of underpinning bitterness. Some fruit notes come through - figs and some more kiwi. Finish is treacly and rich with just a little freshening bitterness from the hops. Very nice.
mtbackma (6) - - APR 3, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice color and pours with a great head. Aroma is malty with a little fig. Flavor is a wonderfull malt flavor with fig mixed in. This is a great barleywine.