TheHopster (897) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph. Very rich and intense. Aroma and flavors of dried prune, fig and alcohol. Not the most smooth or sophisticated within this style.
Odysseyalien (51) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
When I opened and tasted this, the score was somewhere between a 3.0 and 3.5. As it warmed up, that went from 3.5 to a solid 4. A bitter finish and a delicious barleywine, especially as it warms. My wife nor my beer friends drink barleywines which often means I’m stuck with mostly 22 oz bombers that’s usually too much at one time. The little 8-ish ounce cans fit the bill making the want to buy again more attractive...and I will. This is a very nice American barleywine.
jtclockwork (10428) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small can. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of candi sugar, lightly burnt caramel malt, alcohol soaked citrus and white and brown sugar. Medium body.
EvanFriend (372) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes mostly like brown sugar and pine hops, some alcohol and a weird flavor I can’t place that doesn’t really belong. Not terrible, but not particularly good either. And the 8.4 oz can is lame.
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Small Batch. Hazy tan pour. Mild toffee and pine notes in the nose. Flavor is very mild, slightly musty, with notes of caramel and pine. Fairly watery body. A bit weak for a barleywine.
sfontain (832) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 oz can. Kenny Road Market, $9.99 for 4 x 8oz cans. Thanks, Alex, for sharing. Dark sugar, dark fruit aroma; thin off white head and strong lacing. Full, sticky, sweet, smooth palate. Not overly bitter. Relatively unique barley wine.
Huhzubendah (2820) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Dave for sharing.
The beer is amber orange with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers malt, alcohol,
sweet fruit, furniture cleaner, caramels, butterscotch candies. The flavor is ok. Some metallic notes. Noticeable alcohol throughout. A bold beer. A bit aggressive and slightly harsh on the palate. Not as bad as I made it sound. Middle of the road.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
In da can! Sweet, malty, soft. Medium alcohol. Orange brown in color. How can one rate a barleywine in a can?!
Beachmaster (211) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 oz can. Pours a clear coppery color, with a one finger off-white head which dissipates and leaves minimal lacing. Nose is hops predominantly, with a hint of caramel. Taste is caramel and kandi sugar, with a creamy mouthfeel and pleasant hop finish. Alcohol is well-disguised. Overall, a pleasant drink.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a blood orange color with a thin white head. The smell is surprisingly citrusy for a barleywine, with aromas of candi sugar and malt. The flavor is equally bright, with none of the dark fruit and heavy alcohol flavors usually associated with barleywines. Plenty of orange and citrus hops on the back end. It’s a very good beer by its own merits, but it’s not really what I’d call a barleywine.