jmgreenuk (9452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Iphonephan. Poured a cloudy golden brown with a light frothy head. A wonderful mellow bitter aroma with a strikingly over bitter taste for a barley wine, but the bitterness is short lasting and the palate is rather smooth. A really rich and special beer.
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From a bottle at a tasting. Slightly hoppy aroma. Dark golden color. Significant head. Sharp boozy caramel taste. Bitter finish. deanso (10134) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 10, 2012
37cl bottle shared.
Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Sweet. Smooth taste. Very good barley wine. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours clear deep darker amber with a great beige head leaving lace. Aroma is fruity caramel raisins fidges malty yeasty nutty. Flavor is nicely round velvety fruity raisiny bitter pungent and nutty. Finishes sweet malty bitter and with a warming touch of alcohol. Furseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle: Hazy red colour, flat head(1year Old)
Aroms: Sweet malty, caramelly, fruity. Flavor: lots of malts and fruity, CSN imagine that the hops had been moore a aging when it was new. Big body, long malty /fruity finish!
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours muddy brown. Nose/taste of dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt and toasted nuts. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry. Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
50cl bottle @ Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Hazy red color, full sized beige head that leaves a decent lacing. Smell malts, some sweetness, slightly sweetish-alcohol. Taste malts, lightly roasty malts, some alcohol, some caramel, lightly coffee, very nice. Full body, medium carbo. beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice dark amber color with an off white head. Aroma is really nice and malty, lots caramel, toffee, sweet malts, brown sugar, some hop bitterness still left, though I think this is an older bottle, marmalade and more traditional English fruit flavors. The flavor follows the nose, I get lots of the caramel and toffee, the sweet malt, brown sugar, dark fruits, some hop bitterness, marmalade, fruit cake and the traditional English fruit flavors. The body is medium to full with a silky mouth feel. Overall a great Barley Wine, I would love to see this barrel aged! 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle;   Deep caramel, rather dirty or muddy, large frothy light beige head, sticky lacing.   Citrusy nose, strong caramel, and a bit of tropical fruit like tootsie roll to round things out.   Has a definate tootsie roll aspect, yet not in the fake chocolate sense, moreso in a tropical fruit aspect.   Some candied citrus peel and bready caramel round things out.   Hops arent strong, malts are more prevalent than most.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Strong candied peel citrus like flavors linger after the finish.   In my book this is certainly a "candyish" like Barley Wine, which is quite different from a hoppy or a malt forward example.   Its almost like a Barley Wine Liquer of sorts.   Lingering candied citrus peel dominates.   Enjoyable Barley Wine, and one that may dissapoint hop heads.   Those folks who like theirs a bit more candyish and malty, you would probably enjoy this one.   BTW, more candyish than malty.   Thanks to Gription79 for sending me one of these beauts! AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2012
50cl bottle, thanks to onkelgobber. Pours a cloudy amber with a generous white head. The nose has digestive biscuits and a little caramel in the background which comes through as honey a bit more as you go on. The taste has honey and baked oats, then a long dried orange finish. The palate has a big sweet body, a long sweet middle and a dry malty finish. Overall, interestingly the dry malty finish works really well, as it is just what the sweet middle section needed.