JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle given to me as an extra by GT, thanks! Perfectly clear red pour with light orangey hue and a few spirals of white foam. Lots of sherry oxidization in the aroma, I could certainly feel the age here but it aged with tremendous grace. Notes of honey, burnt toffee, madeira with just the right level of booziness to convince you you are drinking a fine strong beverage.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overtly sweet, lots of forest berries and jubes. Candi floss. Caramel. Just too sweet for mine.
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Tim’s RPJG#2. Slightly hazy brown. Sweet with aromas of caramel and some hops with residual sugars. And hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation.
shoulderbroken (2674) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBJG2. Brown red colour, small bubbly gold Head. Aroma is boozy, stewed fruit, marzipan. Taste is sweet and boozy. Fruit again. Nice.
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AndySnow (4740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks Travlr. Clear light brown colour with no head. Aroma of peach fruit with some alcohol. Mild fruit flavour.
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Reddish amber with lace. Fruity, alcoholic nose, with citrus, cherry, and paint thinner. Dry fruits, cherry, gum ball, still alcoholic hot flavor. Interesting, dry, but needs aging.
TimE (4060) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown color, Sweet, brown sugar, brandy, raisin, but the body is too thin for the ABV. Overall enjoyable, but a bit heavier body would have helped.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a modest light brown head. Nose is typical barleywine mix of booze, bitter hops, and barley malt. Flavor is fairly potent and again in-line with the style; alcohol is strong but doesn’t ruin it. Hops aren’t overly bitter but certainly push back against a big bready malt. Finish is modest and bittersweet sticky. Solid barleywine.
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage in a tulip with a bunch of d00ds. very hazy and dark amber / oragen. Nice hoppiness and bitterness on the nose. Semi-sweet. Big bitterness, lemons, corn and very earthy. Insanely sweet and loaded with hops.
50belair (2929) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Chris’ pad. Light brown pour with a tan head. Another uber hoppy American barley wine that turned my off right from the start.