nickd717 (4849) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle at London's Pride, Heathrow. Clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma is Crystal malt city, deep caramel and toffee notes, some orange peel. Flavor is very sweet, crystal up the wazoo, minimal bitter to balance. Medium full feel, syrupy, low carbonation. Barleywine is obviously life, but is this life? Hard to say. Michael Jackson called this the "cognac of beers". In his words, this beer isn't "bad" but it's not really a "thriller" and I wouldn't exactly say "you rock my world" or "beat it" to this beer, so it seems like it's probably life, but the issue isn't "black or white". peponi (1946) - Hannover, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2017
Aroma: bready, roasted caramel, flowers and herbs, esters.
Appearance: deep amber color and creamy head.
Taste: medium herbal bitterness, roasted caramel, malty, bready, toasted, esters, red fruits, quasi-semi-sweet.
Palate:medium body and medium carbonation.
Overall: Really nice english strong ale, balanced and complex taste, well-covered alcohol. FireGlider (679) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 13, 2017
Nice clear dark amber color. Creamy caramel, toffee, raisins and light spices with some herbs in aftertaste. Taste is creamy malty bitter. Strong but really flavorful. mikske79 (1727) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 12, 2017
De geur is lekker vol. De mooi donker. De smaak is zoals een donkere leffe. Niet slecht, maar niets speciaals. rboozer (6) - - SEP 5, 2017 does not count
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Alebarasi (150) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - AUG 29, 2017
Clear dark copper color with 2-finger high off-white head. Full syrupy body, soft carbonation. Smell of dark fruits, caramel, molasses, cognac, port wine, honey, berries, plums, banana and herbs. Taste is malty and bittersweet with aromas, similar to smell - caramel, resins, toffee, sugary and barley wine notes upfront. Gentle alcohol warmth in the end. Excellent! OminouSC2 (847) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2017
Amber colored, small beige head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruits, bananas and alcohol. Sweet taste with alcohol, caramel, fruits and malt. Sweet and alcoholic finish. weihenweizen (4051) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, best by date of December 1, 2018, poured into a glass. Clear dark Amber. Aroma is ripe oranges, medium body, some carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is rich ripe oranges and caramel malt. GhostS (492) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 12, 2017
Aroma e bogată, intensă, plăcută și ”dulce”; un mix foarte reușit de multă caramelă, flori, fructe (caise/piersici) caramelizate, dulceață de fructe concentrată cu puțin alcool; totul pare un desert exotic/oriental foarte dulce.
Gustul e cumva mai redus din intensitate și concentrație, cu aceleași flori, caramelă, fructe caramelizate și dulceață din aceste fructe, adăugînd ceva amăreală, totul ușor și fin diluat cu alcool și căldură plăcută de alcool.
E foarte bună, plăcută, bogată și interesantă, ideală pentru a fi servită ”singură”, lent și nimic altceva. kraddel (8762) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2017
Blind tasting with Dr. Beer, served in black glassware. Smell is bit of esthers ( mild ) bit of overripe fruits. Some biscuit malts, some alcohol notes as well. Mild peppery notes.
Taste is full, mild bitter, creamy, some yeast flavors, bready / biscuity malts, some very minor caramel. Medium MF, OK carbo.