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 55°F.
zathrus13 (1764) - 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 (11105) - 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 (1677) - 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 couldn’t find a date, age could be a factor.
Frank (3970) - 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 I’d hate to see their insulin bills. I mean, just sayen. This stuff gives you diabetes. Or, actually, it is pretty solid for the style. It’s 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 doesn’t drink as big as it is, which is both good and bad. On one hand, it is not horribly overbearing. On the other, it doesn’t pack enough flavor to justify its strength. Overall, I’d 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 (8870) - 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,
thegreenrooster (3967) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark brown like iced tea with no head at all. Aroma is all things big. A large sweetness along with a big hop and dark fruit. Flavor is more of a dark and heavy bread with some sugar covered plums. Some hops are left on the tongue as this goes down and the alcohol is not noticable. Pretty flavorful American style barley wine. Plenty of dark malt an fruitiness with a hoppy backbone. I wish more brewers would but their high abv beer in a can this sized.
S_Side_Smitty (702) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2016 Pours clear amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet, leathery and lightly grained. Taste is sweet and only slightly hoppy going very quickly to some beautiful toastiness and finishing with some easy bitterness.
kingaugusta (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper with a small off white head. Nose is boozy with a lot of caramel and fruity sweetness. Alcohol is clear from front to back with the usual notes of barley and sugars dominating the hops. Finish is quick but sticky. Decent but a very hot beer.