PotjeBier (1295) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 On tap @ Prado location. Brown color, a bit hazy. Aroma of (sweet) fruit, caramel, malt, a bit old. Taste is sweet, heavy, with some hints of dried fruit and port. Strong alcohol feel and full body. Flavors linger on for a long time with some bitterness to make it complete. Great British-style barley wine (or old ale?).
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 5 Seasons Brewing Company. Ivory small smooth head with short retention, transparent body, no visible carbonation, and an orange hue. The aroma was sweet, malty, fruity, hoppy, and alcohol. Ditto for the flavor along with some added bitterness. The mouthfeel was smooth with a warming sensation and is a medium bodied Barleywine. An easy to drink Barleywine even at 11.5%ABV and nicely balanced. A sipping barleywine for sure and was definitely worth drinking.
thedm (4851) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated copper brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
Cybercat (2774) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This barleywine comes out of the tap an opaque honey-brown, almost a mahogany color, with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled cream-beige head. Aroma is malty and smoky with a nutty hint and quite an alcohol nip. Flavor has a strong alcohol tang, typical of barleywines - but there is some good malty flavor with hints of smoke, caramel, sweetness and nuttiness. Mouthfeel is sharp and edgy.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear dark red, lasting fine tan head, scattered lace,
Aroma: sweet and fruity dark caramel malt aroma with earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor, lots of fruity character, well balanced with an earthyness, touch of alcohol,
Aroma: rich sweet fruity aroma with lots of ripe dark fruits,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, gritty brown sugar sweetness, lots of nice dark fruits, earthyness grows as it warms,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20