tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Can: Thanks, Jeff! Somewhat muddled, copper-amber body with barely any head, just a thin, beige collar. Aroma is full of some sticky dark fruits, sweet grapes, raisins, with a backing of toffee & light brown sugar. Black licorice in the tail end, with a sharp, boozy acetone note that comes off as kind of "stale" in a weird way. Taste is full of warming alcohol, sticky sweet prunes, raisins, caramel, green apples, & toffee. Pretty alcohol heavy, especially as it warms... Kind of in an acetone/solvent way. Hot, sticky, sweet, boozy. OK at best. I like the idea of a barley wine in a small can, but this doesn’t exactly deliver.
Voodoo (537) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep amber with a slight bit of head which was gone quickly.....aroma is pure barleywine, raisins, date, sweet malt.....taste follows the aroma with raisins, date, sweetness, slight bitterness, alcohol present but not overwhelming, tailing off into a bready, doughy aftertaste. Well done.
BlackHaddock (5843) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8.4 oz can at home on 17th June 2016 during a ’Random tasting evening’ with myself. Pourec carefully into an old ’Schossbrau Pils’ tulip glass, lovely looking brew. Clean and clear bodied beer, teak in colour, the head a small off-white affair. Alcoholic hue to the whole brew, the aroma although booze filled also has a rich malty nose with caramel and toffee esters. The taste was semi-sweet first with a mild hop bitterness within the flavours, complex and very drinkable. Went well with a few Cashew Nuts.
monk191 (1680) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice barleywine. Pours a deep Amber orange with little head. Smells of barleywine, vanilla, sea salt and maybe jalapeño. Taste is a bite up front, with lots of vanilla and caramel and hot pepper in the finish. Had in the can.
koleminer20 (2101) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Enjoyed this one at the Brew Crew Bash in Ann Arbor on May 21. This one was poured from a tiny can. I think it’s 250 mL in size. The pour is a darker amber color with a pretty thick medium khaki colored head that falls down softly. The nose on this is a little abrasive. There is a strong toffee and sweet fruitiness to it. The malts are nicely present and it’s got a little bitterness that seems to be out of place. The flavor is pretty sugary and continuing of the sweetness. There is a lot of brown sugar and dark fruits. The toffee and malts really come through about half way through and it finishes pretty bitter. There is a pretty strong resin that isn’t overly present throughout the first half of this one. The mouth feel is a thin and watery, but it does carry a nice soft carbonation to help out with the viscosity. There is a little lingering spice on the aftertaste that is different, and helps break up the sweetness a bit. This one isn’t too bad.
ordybill (1225) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the can into a tulip glass. The appearance is a cloudy dark amber with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is malt with some vanilla. The taste is a thick sweet malt that quickly warms you from the alcohol.
Stuu666 (9760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at craig’s. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, light fruit, taste is similar.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at home... Dark copper.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet caramel toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet toffee.. Sweet caramel toffee fruit.. Sweet malts...
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Craigs. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of syrup, peas, resin. Taste is orange, chalk, more green veg. Sticky finish.
Ron (3465) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear cherry color with small off-white head. Sweet, caramel, alcohol and some cheese. Bitter, caramel, fruitcake, grainy taste. Grainy, bitter aftertaste. Medium to sort of sugary mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Alcohol peppry bite on the tongue.
mar (5170) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a rocky cream head. Caramel alcohol, sweet, sticky, and light dough. Chewy palate, sticky malts, dough, caramel, alcohol , bitter, rough finish