Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stone. Nose is dark sugar and dark fruit. Red brown with latte colored head. The flavor is super strong and sharp. Boozy and bitter with a flash of sweetness that comes after the initial flavors. Seriously boozy. Some pepper. Medicine. This brew was too hot to drink now. The bottles I hve at home will need to sit for a year to mellow.
madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 bottle shared by klikger - Deep amber pour with a little white head. Sweet caramel with some heat...a little sharp with a bit of hop presence. Big and malty, with caramel, medium roast, and dark chocolate. Not a lot of hops, but just a bit on the finish. Smooth and a bit syrupy. A bit slick. Not
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.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 bottling. I get hints and wafts of rubber but it comes and goes so I canít say that it is autolysis necessarily. Overall a solid beer, alcohol is well-hidden. Very malty barleywine. Drinking this in the balls-hot heat of Florida summer and it is still nice and smooth. little hot alcohol on the backend.
minch25 (578) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 bottle. Deep mahogany red body; thin head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Flavor - same. Not bad, a bit on the simple side, maybe a little over sweet, just not a standout barley wine.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany that is almost brown. Vanilla and caramel with some bourbon. It is also a hot beer.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber. Pours a dark amber with red hues. small head dissipates into a ring of froth, not much lacing. Aromas of sweet malt, dark fruit, slight hops, and booze. Flavors are similar, a little to sweet for my liking. There was also something rather funky in the taste that I canít pinpoint, but it definitely was not a good funky.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with ruby red highlights into the glass and an off white head. Aroma is caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is a bit odd to me with a very unique sweetness not unlike a cola. Body a bit thin. Not really what I was hoping for.
thetmaxx (712) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured the 2008 22oz. bottle into a shaker glass. Colour is redish brown, sort of dark. Good lacing down the glass. Aroma is, wow, alcohol! Flavour also lends itself to alcohol flavors. Dried fruit is detected. Mouth feel is nice, but finishes dry. Overall This is the second barley wine Iíve tasted, Iíve had and enjoyed Bigfoot 2010, but didnít rate, so this is newer to me, and may come back to update. My bottom line, if your new to barley wine, maybe try Bigfoot (Sierra Nevada.)
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught - Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) amber with white head. Sweet malt aroma, some alcohol. Flavor is syrupy sweet caramel malt, some fruit and alcohol.