fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase, Washington DC, in Sept ’08, probably vintage 2007, 5 years old
Hazy dark brown color, with medium sized creamy beige head. Nice aroma of caramel with some roasted nuts, light oxidisation. Good body strength; sweet flavor of caramel, malt, some dark chocolate, traces of roasted malts and figs; hints of fruits; it has a good bitterness level and pleasant alcohol warmth.
Very good, mature, not too old.
devman171 (511) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh on tap 2013, pours murky brown with nice head. aroma is rich sweet malt and pine resin hops. Taste is sweet malt up front with a nice grassy bitter finish which dries it out nicely, love this brewery
Beergeek23322 (1696) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/29/2010. 750 ml. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Dried fruit aromas with roasted malt. Brown sugar, caramel, and malty flavors with alcohol burn on the finish.
KingCecil (1907) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting… It pours light murky dark brown with a small bubble …. toasted malt, fruity, caramel, hoppy, full body, citrus, brown sugar…
Plovmand (6027) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting. Pours hazy amber with a creamy light beige head. The aroma is sweet caramel, loads of malt, light fruit, toffee, ripe fruit and biscuits. The flavor is sweet barley, biscuits, alcohol, light hops and sweet malts. Some alcohol in the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beechner224 (215) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bim, thanks! Color is a deep ruby red. Small tan head. It looks sticky sweet. Aroma is strong malt, burnt sugar, with some dark fruits. No hop presence. Taste follows with dominant malt and burnt sugar flavor. It’s warming, but not that overpowering alcohol. Overall a nice barley wine.
Godofthecellar (489) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extra from thubderroad, thank you!
Smell of caramel and malt, bottle poured a deep brown with tan soap y head.
Flavor was sweet, caramel, light hoppiness, suttle chocolate notes
Mouthfeel was thin but warming
Overall this is a damn good barleywine
mixmasterob (871) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vintage picked up off the shelf at CBX. Clear tawny pour with a small beige head. Aroma was big time caramel and toffee with notes of faded American hops and sweet fruit. Flavors were slightly sweet and bitter, lots of caramel, apple and toffee. Rich, slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Overall this was a straight forward example of an American Barleywine. Well executed and enjoyable.
jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Deep amber in color wih a small off-white head. Aroma is of light veggie, herbal and spicy hop notes. Taste is of caramel, pine and bitter herbs.
Slipstream (1866) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very strong ale tasted at Denise’s party. I can see now that most of the beers we tried had an ABV of over 10% - some paid the price for that. This was a strong ale, and unfortunately, a little harsh, with a sharp espresso flavor.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from ksurkin. Rating #167. Thick brown color with a beige head. Sweet toffee and caramel aroma with some brown sugar as well. Bitter up front, followed by caramel and toffee, pretty good. (2831)