Erzengel (9364) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2017 chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a rich amber. Like an southern sweet tea, and with a foamy that faded into a tight, neat bubble ring around the glass.
Aroma: Cherries soaked in alcohol. Possibly a bit of mango, but its rather difficult to smell around the alcohol.
Taste: Hoo-boy! Very sherry-like in flavor, with bit of smoke in there. Hmm. I’m not really getting any clear cut malt or hop signals beyond the alcohol fumes. Long, spicy finish that eventually begins to erode the back of the throat.
Palate: Medium body. A little astringent.
Overall: OK. The alcohol burn was a little off-putting for me. Not exactly what I expect from a Barley wine. It was more like a Belgian. Not bad but there are other readily available Barley wines I would choose over this. But it tasted young and fresh. Perhaps a little aging would do. I am not set up for that though so I my preference would be for a BW that has a more finished taste.
355ml bottle. The beer starts a bit sticky. Deep with an intense fresh fruity layer below. Dry sugars, hints of roast, smooth and mild. Low bitterness with caramelly hints. Sugary sweetish without being too sticky. Very nice and round. MauroMNetto () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Uma das melhores cervejas que já bebi na vida. Corpo perfeito, aroma espetacular e uma combinação de lúpulos dos Deus! papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
Appearance: Apple cider in color but much clearer though (think amber). No head or lacing at all which is a bit disappointing.
Smell: Very good aroma of malt & caramel with some dried fruit thrown in there for good measure. Earthy & boozy.
Taste: A bit of a letdown compared to the aroma though it gets a bit better as it warms but not too much. Burnt sugar, caramel & leather with spicy overtones that prickle the tongue. Good but not great.
Mouthfeel: Smooth with a fair amount of carbonation, more than i expected but calms a bit more as it warms. Feels pretty comfortable.
Reviewed on: 03-26-2009 gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle; pours amber orange with an off white head; aroma of fruits, toffee, malt, and hints of pine and sherry; taste is light sweet toffee, fruits, and malt; finish is dry with some alcohol warming Vignale (3988) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2017
Min sista flaska från nu mera nedlagda butiken Barley Wine i Köpenhamn. 2009 vintage. Mer abt än bw i min bok. Trevligt madeiriserad och komplex smakbild men fortfarande med rejäl kraft och alkoholvärme. Torkad frukt, kola, fudge, sötlakrits, madeira, rom russin, lite läder, vanilj. Riktigt gott.
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 15, 2017
Deep brown with a reddish hue, a little chunky. Big malty and dark fruit aroma. Flavour is lots of caramel, dried fruit. very good koleminer20 (3845) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2016
On draft at HopCat. The pour is a lighter golden orange with a thin ring of light tan head and a couple spots of soapy lace. The aroma is bitter and fruity. There isn’t any caramel or malty sweetness. It’s bitter and dank with a light fruitiness. Not the best. The flavor is much of the same. Heavy bitterness and light hop. The sweetness is just long gone. The mouth feel is thin and light with a lingeringly bitter hop finish. This isn’t anything like what I want in a barleywine. Fuck. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottles (2006-2011). Brown pour with little head. Oxidation, sweet malt, boozy aromas. Flavors are sweet, light oxidation and boozy notes. weihenweizen (4052) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a cup. Opaque burnt orange with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, a little carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and some herbal hops for balance. hackobock (4074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
October 9, 2016. Bottle at home.
Clear deep ruby red with a small off- white head. Aroma is sweet malty and fruity with toffee, brown sugar, plum, prunes, raisins, some vanilla, port, some nutty notes.
Taste is sweet, light vinous and light bitter. Finish is slightly warming, sweet toffee notes, prunes, plum, lingering bitterness with a dry grassy and piney note.
Medium to full bodied, somewhat creamy texture, soft small bubble carbonation.
Nice, would prefer less lingering bitterness but in the other hand that balance the sweetness and make it quite easy drinkable.