j.hi (20) - - AUG 23, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3108) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 2004 Edition: Sampled 11/6/04. Still has the hallmarks of a very young barley wine. Pours a rather lighter brown than one would expect. Looks is very inviting, like a soda, but once you taste... I get impressions of brown sugar and maple syrup, but not too much. No complex aged components yet, but it still carried a good bit of IPA hops. Much more drinkable to the beginner (like my brothers and father who tried it for the first time) than one would expect of a big beer.
Dark malt color. Small bubbles. Creamy malted taste with strong hops underneath. Take your time and savor. Can't gulp this beer. Taste lingers for very long. One of my favorite If you like intense beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Svartvit (630) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
Shared at the August THT. Pours a typical boozy barleywine. Boring. Bland and boozy. Maakun (5759) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
Slight hazy amber with off white head. Piney hops, caramel, dank hops, old wood, bitter herbs. Over medium sweet and strong bitter. Full bodied. sjogro (4263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
THT August at Kwartje. Sampled from bottle. Amber with offwhite head. Toasted barley, caramel, grass. Moderate sweet and bitter. Full body and soft carbonation. Oily. mjmoen (552) - - AUG 5, 2017
D. Pours a clear dark brown color with khaki head. Not bad flavor, it’s just too strong for me.
ThirstyBird (2953) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
2010, pours a tawny orange color with a tan head. The smell is caramel, rich fruit, brown sugar. The taste caramel, rich fruit, ending crisp and slightly dry. Medium in body with very fine carbonation. Very nice! jobe977 (114) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget (9,6%). Vintage 2017. Color is copper with small white head. Aroma is hopy and apricot. Taste is malty, bittersweet and somewhat floral with a sting of alcohol. Gives a bitter aftertaste. Sipping it ,it reminds a bit of taking small tastes of a well chilled brandy. Pleasant and enjoyable. MohaBeer (284) - Lima, PERU - JUL 8, 2017
Color cobre rojizo intenso con transparencia, buena espuma y retención. Malta maltoso caramelo moderado-moderado alto, ésteres a miel, melaza, chocolate. frutos secos, café, durazno, damasco, licorosa, fenol a pimienta blanca, pimienta negra, vainilla, lúpulo especiado moderado. En boca lúpulo especiado alto, malta maltoso caramelo moderado, ésteres a melaza, chocolate. frutos secos, café, durazno, damasco, licorosa, fenol a pimienta blanca, pimienta negra, vainilla, lúpulo de amargor moderado. Final fenólico-licoroso con amargor prolongado sin astringencia, con cuerpo y buena carbonatación. JuanFernandes88 (59) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2017
Reddish brown colour with a white head. Balanced fruit and malt aroma. An initial sweetness leads to a big hop bitterness on finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone loco_pap (11) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2017
2016 bottle. Brown/Amber Color.
Strong intense Malt flavor followed by huge hoppiness.
Hop aroma and bitterness balance the malt perfectly but Hop flavor overpowers everything If drunk fresh and does not help the balance of the beer.
Best let it mature for a couple of years