bytemesis (2168) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mini can. Pours clear reddish amber, medium super creamy beige head, great lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel, toffee, dark bread. Flavor has some fruity notes, grape, pine, light sweet and medium bitter. Interesting contrasts in the beer. Fill bodied and tongue coating.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small can. Pours a dark amber, with a thin off white head. Plenty of caramel malt, some brown sugar, dark fruit, citrusy hops, booze, and fairly bitter. A middle of the road barleywine.
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Dark pour.quickly vanishing head. Boozemania. Fruits etc and fermentation Pretty good barleywine ....
nealblind (378) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head dark amber. Aroma of caramel, nuts, raisins, alcohol. Tastes boozy, cereally and suprisingly well-hopped for the style. Warming on the throat. Mid to thick palate not nearly as syrupy as some other barleywines- even a little drying. Sorta like a dryhopped west coast barleywine which is as good as it sounds.
pottygok (407) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Burnt sugar and caramel aromas with dried fruit and earthy yeast undertones. Complex and tempting.
Appearance: Deep amber with rocky tan head that dissipates quickly but leaves lots of lacing.
Taste: Heavy sourness with a light, candy sweetness to balance.
Palate: Full body, thick texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Rich, complex and deep as any good barleywine should be. Iím not blown away, but I see the crafting and development here.
conway (901) - - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours copper with reddish tint and a thin white head. Aroma is gummy fruit candy. Taste is burnt fruit and candy sugar with huge heat from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carb. A bit too hot for my tastes.
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thorongil2 (917) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) hazy reddish brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of fruit, bubble gum; rich, balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish
BroSpud (1525) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8.4oz can. Poured a clearish amber with a quickly receding head into a snifter. Tiny can but Iím feeling it. Dark fruits and molasses along with a slight alcohol burn.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite nice -- maybe not the best barley wine Iíve ever tasted but certainly in the top echelon for its class.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 2SP. Poured a deep ruby brownish color with a thin tannish cap.
Big citrus hop aroma, with plenty of sugar and caramel. Smooth taste of citrus hops, caramel, light brown sugar, some dark fruits to it. The flavors are well blended and sweet, with the booze well masked.Big body, with a silky texture and soft carbonation.