ACHops (1376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tiny 8.4 oz can, served in a tulip glass (as an aside, this is the perfect size for a Barleywine, for that matter a big imperial IPA or stout as well, Iím quite surprised that other brewers havenít jumped on this by now....). Pours clear bright amber with a decided reddish hue, very thin off-white head. Aroma is heavily sweet caramel malt, lightly roasty, slightly boozy on the finish. Taste is syrupy caramel malt, big flavor while still maintaining moderate mouthfeel. Oaky, roasty, and dry on the the finish. Very clean overall for a barleywine. Easy drinking for ~12%.
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was expecting more from this given the brewer. Kind of thin in flavor. Caramel, banana bread thatís light on the bananas, hop bitterness to balance. Not bad, just underwhelming for the style.
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a clear mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Flavors of pine and spruce, toasted malts and sweet malts. Really a thick syrupy IIPA. Ok by that standards.
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Super smooth, ABV well hidden, and not as much hops as I expected at 92 IBUs. Delicious. Tasted at 55įF.
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours amber/red with a tan head. Aroma is citrusy hops, sugar, and malt. Flavor is malt, caramel, hops, alcohol, and some fruit. Medium to heavy body. Fairly easy drinking for a barleywine.
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml can. Like this concept for hihg-gravs because it is easy to drink in public. Amber pour. The aroma is boozy hop candy. FLavor is a hoppy citrusy barleywine.
punkska101 (1763) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from craft beer cellar A: candy, caramel, alcohol, orange app: clear dark orange sparing white head t/p: full body with moderate long bitter finish. Soft carbonation. O: average barleywine. Not hoppy enough couldnít find a date, age could be a factor.
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First off, really glad to see this in a small format can. Not sure who drinkis 22 ounces of barleywine at once but Iíd hate to see their insulin bills. I mean, just sayen. This stuff gives you diabetes. Or, actually, it is pretty solid for the style. Itís clear amber w/ a wisp of foamy head. It smell bright and citrusy w/ a lot of pineapple--pretty IPA-ish. There is a bit of simple sweet malt character and a touch of tea leaves. It really doesnít drink as big as it is, which is both good and bad. On one hand, it is not horribly overbearing. On the other, it doesnít pack enough flavor to justify its strength. Overall, Iíd say this is solid but definitely not a stand out. I think barleywine fans will probably want to give this a shot but most other folks can skip it w/o missing out on too much.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(can - 8.4 oz) Clear copper pour with a thick white head. Incredibly hoppy aroma which kind of surprised me. Some light sweetness and a good alcohol hint. Tons of sweetness in the flavor with a good alcohol kick. Very sweet throughout. A bit too much for me.
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery tap, San Leandro. Clear reddy amber coloured pour with a sticky beige head. Aroma is sweet sticky toffee, toffee apple, subdued, orange rind. Some hot alcohol on the nose. Flavour is composed of sticky toffee, hint of wood, apple, brandy apple. High boost. Palate is sweet and sticky, moderate carbonation,