conway (1894) - - 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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Chudwick (2346) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
petite can - nose is typical. Sip adds more bitterness than I expect from the style. No overwhelmingly sweet. that’s an equation for balance.
tcon25 (174) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pour at home. Didn’t know this was from 21st when I first tried it, enjoyed this one, thanks Andrew. Semisweet aroma, nice flavor.
andrewje41 (1073) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Energy drink can poured. Pours a burnt orange color with little head. Gotta love a beer that can easily be passed as a normal beverage enjoyed while driving home. I’m kidding. But seriously. No, I’m kidding. Or am I? I am. What I’m trying to say is, I love the can. Original, which is great. Sweet, malty aroma. Sweet flavor overall, with some candy malt and sugary caramel. Lingering sweet flavor. Smooth considering the alcohol. Overall a good barley wine. Enjoyed this.
Maxbier (591) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.4oz energy drink size can. Stored in my cellar for a year. Opaque copper brown with creamy tan head. Aroma like a plate of sweet spiced cookies and a hint of booze. Taste is initially hop bitter (even after a year), sticky toffee, alcohol, rum soaked raisins, warming alcohol, and tropical hop finish. I like a good barleywine and this is a good barleywine.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ home. Copper pour with a small khaki head. Juicy pineapple, grapefruit, and some piney hops. A little bit of booze and some herbal notes. Peach juice, too. Pretty heavy caramel and brown sugar as well. Flavor is just super sweet and caramel heavy. Lots of toffee and pineapple juice. Kind of bitter and boozy finish.
McWorta (830) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber colour with a rocky dark white fading head and slow viscousity. Aromas of ripe fruits, like mango, banana and faint red currant develop with notes of figs and caramel malts. Soft carbonation with a slick-smooth texture and a fully body. Flavours of fruity sweetness develops encompassed by a solid malt structure yet leaving enough room for a well pointed hop bitterness inducing the quest for another sip. Long lasting very harmonic finish offering an interplay between sweet and bitter. Very good!
Patrickctenchi (4520) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, brown...with a small tan head.
Sweet wood, fig/raisin aroma.
Taste is brown sugar, caramel malt, raisin...
Slightly dry alcohol bitter...a little dark bread notes.
A bit woody and bitter at the finish.
SHIG (3840) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitcher at GABBF: Poured a murky copper brown with a tan head. Aroma was dark fruits and malts. Taste was sweet fermented fruit, very hidden alcohol, and malty backbone.
shrubber85 (8550) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can (courtesy of AirForceHops). Apricot, fig, and caramelized sugar malt aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Very sweet dried fruit (apricots, raisins, figs) and caramel malt flavor. Nice body. Very tasty - hides its strength well.
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, 8.4oz, canned 11/7/13. Pours a flat, murky reddish brown color with a thin ring of tan head. A sweet smell of faded citrus hops and caramel malt. Taste is again sweet; candied sugar, bready malt, caramel, and faded citrus hops. Still plenty of abv to be a winter warmer. There are enough lingering bitters to cover the sweetness, but I’d still like to try this fresh. Nice serving size, I’d rather buy a big beer in this size than a bomber any day of the week.