nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2009 pours a darker brown small head. Tastes sweet caramel dark fruit bit flat not bad not great.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Taste of Tops-Tempe, AZ Feb 2012-pours really deep garnet mahogony hue with a small soapy white head slightly eggshell nose is sweet sugary candy, cherries-flavors of tobacco, cherries, licorice-wow this is pretty cool for a style of barleywine that i usually dont like. long finish of leafy tobacco hops. very nice and complex. lite carbonation aids to the complexity i think here-doesnt detract from the subtle flavors. a very solid barleywine that would do well for Alaskan.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark ruby beerw tih a dark cream head. Malt and toffee aroma. Red/dark fruit flavor with toffee and malt. Medium-plus bodied. Red/dark fruit lingers with toffee and malt.
Earlier Rating: 2/19/2008 Total Score: 4.1
Draft. Rich mahogony beer with a tan head. Caramel and earth aroma. Big caramel flavor with rich malt, light stone fruit and slight brown sugar. Medium body. LIngering caramel, rich malt and very light fruit. Very nice beer - much more caramel forward and less hops, but it’s good.
drpimento (2030) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent brew! Served at a good temperature and with a nice, light tan, thick, foamy head and plenty of lace. Color is a clear, dark red amber. Aroma is malt, hop, fruit, taffy. Flavor is like nose, but with a lot more going on - malt sweet is on top with plenty of hop and yeast bitter under, then a little carbonic tang to complete the experience. Body is full and lush but with ever so slight bitter points. Carbonation is spot on. Finish is just as it should be for the style: long, boozy, and satisfying. One or two would be just right. Very well crafted product.
jtclockwork (6225) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of light candi sugar, brown sugar, toffee, caramel and baked bread. Medium body. Alcohol completely hidden. Smooth.
redpooba (395) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A complex crimson-red-brown with a light brown head. Had this at a Barley wine tasting and this one actually won that night. Has great floral notes and a silky smooth finish.
polomagnifico (1157) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2011. Aroma has roasted nutty malts, dark dried fruits, caramel, licorice, ginger, vanilla and resin hops. Lovely aroma. Very dark ruby amber hue with an average sized off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is very sweet and heavy/medium bitter. Palate is very full bodied, sticky, oily and softly carbonated. Overall a very lovely Barley Wine that is a true sipper. Great aroma and appearance. Big sticky mouth-feel and very sweet flavor. Wonderful all around. Loved it.
Marheb (1524) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corps sirupeux, collant mais facile à boire. Caramel et mélasse suivi d’une légère amertume terreuse.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2007 bottle. Rich mahogany pour. Tons of oxidation in the form of caramel and old apple on both the nose and tongue; some nice boozy dark fruit comes through, but hidden by that foul byproduct of age. Still all right, but way past its prime.
DTM (747) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Tasted of molasses and sweet malty goodnesss. Got a little alchohol burn which knocked the rating down a little.