Dorkenstein (564) - - FEB 21, 2016
Huge brown sugar, caramel, and candied orange aromas. Taste is grapefruit, orange peel, pine tar, caramel, brown sugar, and dates. 2016 black glitter wax. mambossa (337) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2016
2016 black glitter wax. Pours a royal red-amber gold with creamy short-lasting off-white head. Nose of pungent, dripping apricot and maple-y honey, fruitcake glaze, desserts upon desserts wafted by a big booze hotness. Smells a bit like a diabetic hulk-sized alpha king. Flavor presents the same with a refined and easy bitterness, initially a big syrupy body with a triumphantly clean, non-cloying finish. As it warms the alcohol can make your tongue feel like an asphalt parking lot on a July day. Still has that trademark FFF candy hoppiness flavor. This one doesn’t disappoint. Theydon_Bois (20485) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle split at home with JF, IP trade with the Baldwizzard, 13/02/16. Yellowwax so guess 2006 rew.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a well appointed beige covering.
Nose is caramel xauce, light spice, fruit cake, raisens, hoppy underpin, light booze tunes
Taste comprises Xmas cake, light spice, toffee, earthy hop, biscuit crumble, light pine, dark fruit rinds.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in a boozey balanced close.
Solid BW .. good dose of hops without being OTT ..has held up extremely well for 9+ years. stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 Bottle pour from Lincoln - thanks heaps mate! Golden brown pour. Aroma is sugary sweetness. Taste is sticky caramel, sweetness, delicious - so smooth! Overall - great easygoing barleywine. Solid stuff. Cybercat (6036) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours hazy, barely translucent honey golden. Aroma presents malty, honey and fruity tones. Honey, malt and fruity tones round out a pleasing flavor. Mouthfeel features firm body and good fizz. This is a behemoth.
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Enjoyed at 101 Beer Kitchen December 28, 2015 in a snifter.
Look - Very light brown with a red tint. See through. Awesome finger of thick bubbled head. A lot of lacing. I was expecting much darker.
Smell - Ginger bread. Cherry. Bread. Hop. Lighter fruits. Raisin. Cinnamon.
Taste - Ginger. Cinnamon. Cherry.
Feel - At 10.5% it is very smooth. Not as carbonated on swallow as it looks but sits a little bubbly. Little burn.
Overall - Surprised by the color. Hops come through just enough. A lot going on. markextrae (4460) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
bottle shared at our big bottle share tasting. 2013 orange wax bottle. poured e clearer orange to amber colour with a long lasting white head on top. aroma is very hop forward, with some sweet dried apricots, and stone fruits shining trough. sweet toffee, and sticky caramel, and just a ton of sweet fruited candy sugar. taste is very bitter, still a lot of old bitter hops and dried apricots. mouthfeel is pretty full bodied. but i’m not a fan. to hoppy for a barley wine. quite a mess DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Aroma - caramel malt, resinous hops, figs, raisins, and other drupe fruits, and light alcohol.
Appearance - ochre body with tan head, minor lacing
Taste - resiny hops, caramel malt, fruit - fig and raisin, and booze
Palate - full body, slick texture, carbonation is average, harsh hoppy finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ a friend’s cottage. Pours murky golden with an off-white head. Aroma is floral, caramel, citrus, bready, hops and honey. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Full bodied, thick texure, soft carbonation. Finish is warming alcohol, quite hoppy and surprinsingly easy to drink. koleminer20 (3841) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. 22 oz, 2012 vintage. The pour is an orangey brown with a nice frothy off-white head and some good lace. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy with a lot of brown sugar. The hops almost make me want to think this is a big IPA. The alcohol seems to be hidden by the sugar for sure. The The flavor is big on hop bitterness and a good citrus fruity zing. There is a strong yeastiness on the back end. The mouth feel is thicker and well carbonated with a lingeringly bitter, roasted hop aftertaste that really hangs around