bigben873 (216) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - Light Fruity, subtle malt aroma
Appearance - Medium Brown, cloudy, thick small head
Taste - Medium malt flavor, light hops
Palate - very smooth finish, no bitterness
Overall - A solid barleywine ale; not too hoppy-American, but not nearly as malty as the English-style I prefer. Really a pretty good hybrid of the two styles. Probably my favorite Bellís beer.
lweiberg (139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2016
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Its a good one. Definately will buy again. Nice cool pour. Clean taste and finish. Caramel and smoke vanilla woody soy sauce.
FatPhil (14477) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Sweet malty aroma. Scary soapy taste. Harsh palate because of that soapy hopping. Alcohol not hidden at all, this is sweet and boozy. Palate is heavy and sweet, sticky and slick, and the hops are aggressive. Finish has a woody dry bitterness. Harsh, bitter and boozy.
Marduk (6563) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga). Very dark brown color. Huge size, yellow head, stays. Looks nice. Malty, raisins, fruity, sweet, prunes in aroma. Sweet, hop tea, fruity, raisins, spicy in taste. Hop tea and sweet and prunes in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Quite nice brew.
vinivini (1431) - BELARUS - NOV 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep amber, moderate off-white head. Aroma of water melon, nectar, berries. Full bodied. Bittersweet taste. Nectary. Fruity. Vinous. Brandy. Nice.
alex_leit (2829) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber color. Aroma: port wine, malt, nectar, floral, fine. Taste: malty, white port wine, brandy, candy and caramel, a little hop bitterness. Very good.
k0mpsa (2530) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark red color, tanned head. Nice aroma has malts, sweet fruits, sherry, oak notes. Nice sweet balanced body, sherry, oak, plums.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dull light brown body, dried fruit on the aroma as well as hints of caramel, medium to full body with good length in the taste whilst not being overpowering, great drinking.
kraddel (6666) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bottled 10/10/2015 . Pours rather uncleardeep brownred. Ok White headí smell is full, Rich barley wine maltyness. Taste is full, caramelly, Rich barley Wine maltyness. Bit clinical boozyness in the back. Not bad, but nothing amongst the top onesbin the style. Perhaps more time Will mellow it out ?
SG111 (1363) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 2014 vintage. Pours sort of copper, amber color, white head. Aroma is toffee, fig, booze, dark fruit, vanilla, sort of plum-like, despite being called "old ale", very much a barleywine. Flavor is plum, fig, pine, some toffee, nice and pretty pronounced hop bitterness in the finish, not too boozy in the nose. Really nice mix of sweet dark fruits, and hop bitterness. Will def. be revisiting this one, for sure.
Fin (9775) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo shop, Earlsdon, Coventry consumed at Polderflora camp, Nr Alphen aan Den Rijn Saturday 24th September 2016. This beer would win nothing in a beer beauty contest, grubby, dirty brown in colour with lots of ístuffí in suspension. This is a big beer, its strong with burnt sugar (molasses) and booziness and a smokiness the standout flavours. I have to say itís doing very little for me, its ok but Iím not that fussed. A6 A2 T6 P4 Ov12 3.0