benpickens (444) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt sugar aromas in the nose; sweet rich mouth feel; good barley wine reminds me of Sierra Nevada big foot
dfinney23 (2288) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Auburn brown with a barely there head. Caramel, dark fruits, a bit of spice, lots of hints of interesting things swirling around in there. Why am I trying to figure out what they are instead of just watching the fire dance on the tiki torch?
beertholomeus (1243) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber brown color with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, toast, alcohol, oak and tobacco aroma. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit and hop flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation and a caramel, oak and alcohol finish.
fletchfighters (1275) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Koko marina
Deep ruby, light tan collar.
Nose is caramel, dark fruits, stone fruits,sugar and subtle hops.
Taste is very stone and dark fruits, Subtle pine hops and lots of caramel.
Very sticky and subtle sweet. Straightforward and tasty barleywine
hayduke (3778) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a drsft pour at the Brewpub in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. In the glass came a red with a tan head. Nose of rich caramel malts and some citrus and ripe fruit. Alcohol for sure. Medium in body and a very alcoholic mouthfeel. Flavor is fruity with s good dose of citrus hops. Finish is bitter and again alcohol dominates. Good barley wine except I could have done with a bit less alcohol as you might have guessed.
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"more of the english style...more malt, less hops, very dark. nice balance here, and the alcohol presence asserts itself. overall, a good, if not spactacular barleywine."
CH-303 (1677) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Almost no head.
Aroma: Sweet malt and fruit.
Taste: Vinous, but some hops too. Medicine?
Info: 148 ml (5 oz) draft, 21/5-2013
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Big Island pub. Clear copper/red with a slight tan head. Aroma is slight pine, deep raisin/date barley wine, and perhaps some caramel/toffee through the finish. Taste is a touch of hops up front followed by a thick sweet malt, raisin barleywine. Bit of hops on the finish. Solid representation of the style.
beernbourbon (1394) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 on tap at brewpub. Pour is deep ruby red with almost no head. Aroma is loaded with caramel malt, notable hop component, and faint spice. Flavor is very typical barleywine, done well. Loads of caramel malt and light spice with a very pleasing and crisp hop component on the back end.
can8ianben (1415) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliantly sweet, and aggressively hopped give this beer a very complex mouthfull of flavor. Loads of things going on here from the sweet caramel malt to the full yeast flavor, and bitter finish. The aroma is like rich toffee with some faint citrus sweetness. Not easy drinking, but certainly smooth sipping.