MarkSachon (948) - 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 I’ve ever tasted but certainly in the top echelon for its class.
ordybill (1340) - 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.
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yes. The nose is heavy with caramel and grapey fruit. Lightly carbonated with a heavy cherry pie flavour. Very tasty, perfectly smooth and rich but with enough bitterness to counter balance it. I am a massive fan of it.
Emeister84 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of citrus fruit, vanilla, butter cookies, pie crust, peaches, berries, raisins, figs, and subtle booze. Clear, dark ruby with a fading, off-white head. Sweet, strong, earthy, and slightly bitter. Medium-full body, low carbonation, and finishes with predominant malt flavors and some heat.
Beachmaster (460) - 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.
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank this as a last slot in a mixed 6. Not too bad, got better as it warmed. A decent 21st Amendment offering, with ABV to boot.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a very small head. Big malt aroma with some hops in back. Strong plum/raisin flavors. Tons of malt flavor. Nice use of dark crystal malt. Bitterness in the finish. Full body. Nice!
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer at the end of an 800 mile drive, and then being lost for about an hour and a half in the bay area. Looked pretty dark for a bwine, and the 70 IBU's were intimidating, but it was well balanced and turned out to be quite drinkable.
pottygok (548) - 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. I’m not blown away, but I see the crafting and development here.
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Format: Can share c/o Matt Stewart
Aroma: Honey, fruit juice (tinny like Cherry Juicy Juice), figs, caramel
Appearance: Reddish-orange hue
Taste: Fruity malts, alcohol, bitter undertones
Texture: Stewy, syrupy
Overall: A bright, fruity fig stew with some nice crisp bitterness