Rasmus40 (22133) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is very sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit and heavy alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with warming alcohol. 090711 Koelschtrinker (22074) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
Investiver, ziemlich süßer Antrunk. Leichte Oxidierung, geringe Schokoladigkeit. Alkoholische Noten, vollmundig. Die Süße wird zum Glück geringer, weich, minimale Herbe. Nett, etwas zu viel Alkohol. 8/11/12/10/13/11 fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
Hazy amber color; creamy head. In the very beginning there is a woody aroma, with very light sourness, but disappears quickly; then there is only some caramel left. Good body strength, sweet caramel flavor, but the alcohol is too strong. Not my favorite. Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Keg at the Ginger Man, NYC, 23/11/13.
Clear amber with a good sized beige head.
Nose is stewed dark fruits, brown sugars, steeped prunes, dates, rich cake mix all masked with a boozey-do cloak.
Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, stewed dark fruits, light spice, raisens, woody tang, caramelised sugars, booze is not too shy but not over cooked.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the conclusion.
Decent barleywine, you know it has a kick but is ever so drinkable for the ABV, well integrated - you’d take a stab at 10%. Nice work. mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours orangey amber with a tiny head. Aroma of intense caramel sweetness, candied sugar, dark dried fruits and a bit of woody character. Flavour of incredibly sweet candied sugar, caramel and a little fruitiness - alcohol is obviously apparent at 15%.
Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2003
Blazing golden brown. You can tell by the colour that only pale malts were used, but I wouldn't have guessed Maris Otter. Light fruit note, with a little bit of toastiness. Sweet palate with alcohol burn coming through. Fading leafy hop on the left. Too simple to be a top-flight barley wine. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Hazy golden/amber color, small offwhite/yellowish head. Vinous aroma, nutty, lots of fruits, sherry notes, figs, raisins, some spices. oak and syrup. Raisins and figs show first in flavor, syrup and nuts, vinous, some sherry, sweetish, some oak, some spices. Nice lacing on the glass. Smooth sweetish finish with raisins and figs. Such a strong feeling without letting alcohol showing. I am amazed... TBone (18558) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottled vintage 2004jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Copper brown color, small off-white head. Rye bread, citrus and hops in the nose, not overly strong aroma. Citrus, hops, tropical fruits in suprisingly refreshing flavor, notes of toffee in the aftertaste. Alcohol is not shown in the flavor, but it really kicks when drink arrives to stomach - really warming brew. Not an Earth shaking barley wine, but good tasty beer to sip slowly.
Lots of sediment in the glass. Nose and mouth feel of alcohol, grass, resin, spruce, brown sugar and molasses. Rated 5/16/04 Ferris (17099) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Draft - Vinous and acetone with some crazy sugary sweetness. Clear copper with a thin beige head. Caramel crazy sweetness with a nice bit of booze. Vinous and as it sits and you drink it, it gets better. Maybe the huge ABV gets you drunk so it tastes better? Bad start, nice finish.