Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with a thick off white head. Candy, caramel, spice, pine, grapefruit, citrus, orange peel, nori. Candied ginger, spice, brown sugar. Sweet but not too sweet.
Zita (6247) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light fruit aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonich finish.
Hansen (8536) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured and hazy.Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy aroma, notes of herbal hops and lots of sweet sugars.
DroolYeast (1327) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma of dark sweet caramel, heavy malt, some dark fruits, some sweet boozy. Clear brown with off-white head, not lasting. Taste is heavy sweet, light boozy, some bitterness. Full body, oily thick feel and sweet malty finish.
Kita (2024) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 29, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 0,375l, shared with my colleagues. Pours hazy orange brown color with rocky tan-like head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of toasted malt, candy sugar, dried fruit and yeast. Taste starts with medium sweet toasted malt and caramel, following fruity with candy sugar note and mild spiciness, mouthfeel is warming with well hidden alcohol, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and average carbonation in palate. Mine was better than yours...
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 (4276) - 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 (1771) - 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 (2045) - 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 (4508) - 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.