bigguns22 (400) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber in color with almost head. Aroma is sweet,hoppy,caramel and a earthiness that I canít articulate. A lot of hops up front then sweet followed by bitter and alcohol. Very good but one or two will be enough for a night.
maxwelldeux (2209) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with just a hint of red and almost no head. Nose has a bit of a wine smell with a combination of fruit and bitterness in there. Taste has just a slight sweetness up front with bitterness throughout the back end. Interesting...
darn1207 (1702) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Skinny can 4 pack from Greens in Atlanta. Copper pour with a quick white head an spotty stick. Aroma of sweet caramel, butter, peaches, dark fruit. Tastes are earthy, molasses, dark fruit, candied sugar, toffee. Bitter hops and red fruit come through late. Itís big, definitely a sipper, but not too boozy. Almost works in smaller can (I said almost - more beer always better). Very nice.
Nate (3326) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Sweet and sticky toffee and caramel aroma with a lot of neutral fruit and mild hops. There is a metallic note here, too, like copper or iron. Dark coppery amber clear with hardly any head. Heavy body with medium carbonation and alcoholic warming. Starts sweet with alcohol, hotness, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Plenty of bitter hop finish with neutral fruity character. Warming nutty bitter-hoppy finish. Lingering sweetness in the after but not cloying. A little rough around the edges.
zickbeer_ye (57) - Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrusy bitter hop scent. Lasting bone colored head with a dark red/orange hue. Light smooth citrus start with dry hoppy bitter finish. Smooth and dry on the palate. Overall not my fav but an alright barleywine style
Zombeer (53) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
drink this cold, itís much better that way. The coolest packaging of a beer iíve seen to date. little cans inside a little well designed box. This barleywine has a nice hoppiness with makes it unusual. Drink this beer if you find it.
Guerde (1074) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(energy drink can) Pours out a clear ruddy color with a thin off-white head that doesnít leave any lacing on the glass but retains well. Aroma possesses candied orange, can see the currant, dates, and some grapefruit as well. It doesnít exactly jump out of the glass, but gains some intensity with warming. The flavor is incredibly salty tasting, and reading the little back story on the box, it makes one wonder whether this was brewed with seawater. Some light caramel, orange, and currant appears before being swept away by a tidal wave of alcohol on the finish. Overall this is an all around poor example of a barleywine, and I am not a fan of four 8.4 oz cans being priced near or greater than similar 12 oz. 4 packs, particularly given the quality of the product. Lower de boom? How about lower de price?
mnmike (606) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red bull sized can pour into a snifter. Slightly above average barley wine here
Prufrockstar (200) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark fruit aroma (raisins, prunes). Dry, sherry. Something a little funky I canít place. Big on fruits. Amber color, clear, minimal head with no lacing. Sweet, but not too much so, with slight bitter end. Sticky syrupy textures, soft carbonation. Warming alcohol. Pretty okay over all.
bucs572000 (85) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a sweet malty caramelly scent. Flavor is a nice citrus hoppy, caramel, and a nice malty backbone. Very solid barely wine.