haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bready aroma, some hints of citrus. Coppar with a nice head, loads of lacing. Very delicate on the tongue, complex. Good barleywine
ComradeK (1029) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear copper ruby, with a large off-white head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Toast, hazelnut, stewed fruits and honey are present in the aroma, along with an undercurrent of alcohol sweetness. Slight initial candied fruit notes are overcome by quite strong fruit and spice hops. These fade nicely into woody honey and hazelnut in the mid-palate, with a touch of hard toffee and stewed fruits in the finish. A very enjoyable barley wine, with plenty of class.
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
another overly hopped beer in a style that doesnt need to be. better barleys out there.
wisdomsolo (453) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at a fantastic tasting and had such a great time with great people and great beers!
hman43 (338) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber in color with a tan head. The aroma is of caramel, honey, toasted malts, with a bit a fruit tones. The dried fruit aromas become more present after the head begins to settle. The taste has a nice warming feeling with the fruit sweetness being evident first, then caramel and toasted flavors. This is an excellent Barley Wine.
b3shine (5439) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; a transparent amberish orange with light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; caramel and hops; a bit of toffee too. Sweet, but not cloying. Tastes like it smells, but more bittersweet than sweet. Medium-bodied for the style. Could be smoother, but enjoyable nonetheless.
saintjulien (128) - - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hay, cereal, roasty, woody, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. 2013 vintage aged over a year. Thick burgundy brown-red body. Foamy off-white to beige head. Massive sweet unmistakable Barleywine aroma. Piny resinous hop covered malts. Molasses, sweet brown sugar, ever-present classic hop backbone. Exemplary example of a US Barleywine. Deep caramel brown chocolate touched malt massiveness. Yeasty and creamy. Just phenomenal.
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Garnet with a beige head. Old hops and sweet candi. Smooth, sticky and astringent.
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour at GJBF Osaka 2014. Super hoppy and caramelly nose; hops like pickaxes on the nostrils. A weathered copper color. Rich caramel initial, with alc. melting and carrying the hops right through the sinuses to the brain. Thick and very full-bodied. Suprisingly gentle, despite the flavor profile and alc level. Wow! A superb barley wine.