gripweed57 (793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy light brown color with a brief creamy beige head. Dark toffee malt nose with boozy overtones. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor has obvious toffee and dried fruit notes. Big warming alcohol throughout. Sticky and chewy mouthfeel. Complex fruity finish.
Shot (186) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper with a thin beige head that dissipates rather quickly to a thin lace. Aromas of plum, cinnamon, brown sugar, leather. Flavors are brown sugar, spice, nuttiness and bready tones. Noticeable alcohol warmth. Sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Not a load of flavor. Rather unimpressive for a barley wine.
DarkSideOfBeer (47) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barley wine prepotente che nasconde benissimo i suoi 11 gradi abbondanti che vengono cullati da un insieme di gusti che ti invoglia a berla senza pause, cosa non cosi comune per il genere!
Douberd (2695) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml from bierkompass, poured into a taster at home, ABV 11%
Bright deep orange to red colour, good clarity, a thin line of off-white head on top disappearing quickly, leaving almost no lacing on the glass.
Nice aroma, very fruity, red and (less) dark fruits, notable alcohol, caramel.
Very stong boozy taste, after the initial burn flavours of caramel, light nuts, red fruits, toffee, quite sweet but still very drinkable despite the high alcohol.
Medium body with good carbonation, sticky palate.
Very good, maybe not the best choice for this warm day but still, very enjoyable.
Ericular (705) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dense hazy brown with fine-grained ring of head leaving OK lacing. Aroma is straight up candy; this is super sweet. Sugar, raisins, etc. Taste follows suit with plenty of sweetness. There is some drying and bitterness in the end, thankfully, but this is primarily a malt-forward sweet barleywine. Not complaining - it’s super drinkable for the ABV. Would buy again.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium to dark amber color with one finger of lacing head. Aroma is spicy with notes of cloves, light fruit, and notes of alcohol. Taste is very sweet and boozy notes at the finish. A warming and delicious barleywine
pumpmaster (1173) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/4-pack. Very good.
jsnicholas (277) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz): pours a cloudy copper color. Very malty. Slight alcohol in the end. Pretty good beer but not on top.
Gaultier (566) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Nedre Mölla 8/7-14. Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends Bottle shop. Aroma: Overripe fruity, caramel, sweet. Taste: Dito. Body is medium to light full, sweetness, overripe fruits and warming alcohol in the finish.
tmoreau (2626) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, copper hue, with a bubbly layer of off white head foam, and minimal spots of lacing. The nose was sweet grain, light dried fruit, and some lurking alcohol presence. The taste was similar notes, decent malt, and alcohol warmth.
All the right components were present, but didn’t impress as anymore than an average Barleywine.