hauxe (774) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2016 Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 25, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Barley Wine. Has an almost Port flavor and nose. Not bitter like American styles. Thick and good feeling palate. I really enjoyed this one.
Rated from old notes for posterity. Very pleasant. Has an underying burnt bitterness with fruity overtones. Creamy. Warming, but not so alcoholic as the style might dictate. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"smooth, malty, and sweet, but thin and boring compared to the best of this style. still better than an average beer, but subpar for a barleywine. needs to be more complex (compelling?)"
Alengrin (5382) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Dark burgundy coloured, creamy winter warmer with sweet caramelly malt profile, candied fruits and warming, liqueurish alcohol in the finish without any astringency. Great, though more and old ale than a true barley wine to me. Too bad this isn’t made anymore. beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle share thanks to mcbacus. Pours a orange amber color. No head. Aroma is still malty sweet. Taste is strong malt and boost. Burns a tad going down. Homer321 (5072) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
(Bottle by Ram). Bottle shared by mcbackus. Pours a flat brown. Aroma is a raisin and oxidized. Taste is sweet and malty with raisins and sherry. Good but past its prime. Bottle says by 2007. Probably a good date.
DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle says best by 2008, neat. Bottle share thank to mcbackus. Dark amber, nearly brown pour, no head. Caramel, vanilla, ice cream, sweet aroma. Sweet, caramel, oxidized - not surprising, vanilla, mildly bitter finish. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
355mL bottle at Stuffed Sandwich. $8. Pours clear red amber, medium tan foam. Spotty lace. Nose is maple, vanilla extract, cola, root beer. Vanilla extract dominates. Taste is bland, watery, dark bread, mild bitterness, bread crust. Huh, not bad. OllieBBommel (1531) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2013
[email protected]POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
(2002), 500ml. Head: off-white. Colour: clear, amber. Aroma: fruit. Taste: malt, medium bitter-sweet. Palate: mouthwarming, medium bitter-sweet finish. Overall: nice.
old rating: Brown color with good head. Sweet aroma. Sweet and fruity flavor. bosendorfer (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
I have not seen this beer in ages, but I figured I’d review it from the notes I took the last time I had it. I had a bottle of this beer way back in 2004, so I’m not even sure if it is still in production. Either way, I enjoyed this rich brew very much. It was the perfect companion to the flickering firelight and a comfy chair on a cold January evening. The palate exploded with sumptuous, chewy malt, baker’s chocolate, caramelized sugar and a bananas foster taste on the front of the tongue and on the finish. A slight hop bitterness was noticed at the back of the tongue. It has a beautiful color of deep, warm ruby as a bonus. Overall, this beer was terrific and very, very comforting for a cold night. A+++