mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a large snifter. Deep hazy amber brown with about an inch and a half of cream-tan head. Head held well and formed a nice thin layer on top and a hick collar. Phenomenal lacing. Aroma is really toasty/bready, some good sweet caramel, and earthy/woody hop. Taste is somehow inverted from the aroma, British hops, caramel and then the toast at the end; but the aftertaste turns back into the caramel sweetness. Good body: medium to almost full. Medium-low carbonation.
Deonis (34) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2017
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma of caramel and whiskey; Taste the bright sweet (but not off-putting), dominates a little burnt sugar and dried fruits; a slight bitterness and spice, add a pleasant aftertaste; Drink well; Recommend; Moscow, Craft Republic
SarkyNorthener (4222) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as Christmas present thanks to s_Hartshorne, cheers Shane. Dark amber beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts, tangerine, toffee, fruity and boozy port. Taste is rich malts, boozy, some wine, apple, fruity, toffee and a hint of a tang. Medium bodied and oily. Overall, solid. Excellent.
williamstome (1759) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany pour, small off white head. Mild sweet cherry aroma, with notes of candied fruits. Very sweet flavor, of cherry, dates, caramel, sugar, dates, prunes, booze. Interesting but too sweet and perhaps a
GenkiGonzo (1091) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 27, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bradleys. Best before 2026. Hazy copper with little head. Sour fruit aroma. Really smooth and fresh. Sweet fruit with a tart finish and nice hop profile. Spectacular barley wine.
ineedbeer (1978) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 375 ml bottle with a 2024 best by date.
Aroma is very malt forward with lots of caramel, toasted bread and hints of toffee. Some light honey notes. Some medium light hop notes that are woodsy and herbal. Light burnt sugar notes.
Pours brown with some burnt amber hues and a medium sized, thick, tan head that recedes slowly to this edges where it lingers as a thin film. Medium light lacing and medium legs.
Flavor is very sweet with lots of caramel, light toffee and burnt sugar. Light honey notes. Moderate raisin and dried stone fruit character. Medium to medium high bitterness with a light woodsy hop note. Light alcohol spice.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low, but present alcohol warmth.
Overall, a decent barleywine. The sweetness is a bit too much, but the malt profile is nice and the hops and bitterness are fairly well balanced.
MarcoDL (4389) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange copper color. Nice aroma of candisugar, raisin, toffee and caramelised malt. Full taste of sticky raisin, candisugar, caramelised malt, ripe fruit, raisin, plume, mild booze, yeast and a warming finish. Nice dessert wine-ish stuff.
alex_leit (3008) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber color, creamy foam. Aroma: plum wine, a barrel, a little sour, candy. Taste: sweet wine, bitter, barrel, plum wine, strong alcohol, dried apple, very warming.
exRAID (149) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Аромат слабый, почти нет. Вкус необычн& - и сладко и горько одновре& Послевк& такое же.
ShivanDragon (3660) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
schenkt bruin/rood met volle plakkerige licht bruine kraag. aroma van donker fruit, suiker, kandy, wijn, druif. Smaken zijn enorm zoet, rozijn, wijn/cognac, haver, mout, veel honing, jam, siroop, mega plakkerig, rood fruit, redelijk tot volle body maar komt vooral door de siroopachtige zoetigheid denk ik, desondanks smaakvol.
onceblind (8177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep clear copper/amber with a large foamy and sticky ivory cap. Big sticky nose of deep Belgian candy sugar, apple, cherry, brown sugar and boozy phenols. Huge boozy flavor that’s brown sugary, some candy sugar, stone fruit, subtle earthy bitterness, and more boozy phenols at the end with a earthy caramelly sweetness.