connor0415 (47) - - FEB 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled 5-27-14 drank 2-24-15
APPEARANCE- redish amber color, vigorously poured into a snifter yeilds 1 in of thick khaki head. good lacing stays as head dissipates
SMELL- balance of malty sweetness and bitter earthy hops. toffee scent dominates
TASTE- at first sip the hops have a bit more sway, but as the beer warms to proper temperature the sweetness prevails. as it hits the tongue you get a lot of toffee like sweetness and a bit of breadiness, when swollowing the hops hit slightly. ABV is masked well
MOUTHFEEL- thick and slightly oily, a tad bit more carbonation than expected still very slight
OVERALL- great american style barleywine, being that its a west coast beer you expect a good bit of hoppy bitterness but the malt flavor is great. Ive got one cellaring and cant wait to see how it tastes with a little bit of age
RickReallyBrew (55) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Why am I not surprised that this amazing Barleywine is from the West Coast? So many of the beers Iíve loved lately are from CA or OR. This is a delicious after dinner brew, but would go nicely after work, before dinner or after lunch. If enjoyed while shoveling snow, there is no telling how much work could be done. This high Gravity, brew goes good in my tummy and I needed a boost to get through a late Feb CO Rockies snowstorm! Life is good. Proof that God Loves Us. Apologies to Ben Franklin.
sir__v (903) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 On tap @ Fat Angel, San Francisco - CA. Color: dark brown beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel, malt, toffee. Extreme sweet flavour of caramel. Taste: oily sensation on mouth. Nice caramel and good strong vanilla aroma. Taste of alcohol. Aftertaste: nice caramel and alcohol taste.
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: dark brown beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: sweet biscuit nose. Caramel and hoppy. Very amazing balance on nose. Taste: sweet caramel and malt. Good balance of hops. Really amazing. Small vanilla finish. Aftertaste: caramel finish and wet bitterness.
alobar (2999) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy ruby copper color with thin soapy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and toasted malt, with hint of pine. Toffee and caramel sweetness with toasted malt and a quick noticeable hop bite at the end. Very nice beer.
tcon25 (179) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at brewery, another one iv wanted to try form them and it didnít disappoint, dark amber pour, taste of spice and herbs,great flavor.
flip_soeperman (700) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One year old bottle. Really nice malty sweet viscous beer, with some bitterness as contrast. Some hop aroma, but mostly plum honey ready aromas.
Really good beer Barley Wine. I am curious when it is younger, with a more pronounced hop aroma, I can imagine that being a fantastic American Barley Wine.
IvoR (82) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany color with a white head. Aroma and flavor of surprisingly hoppy. Has a nice and balanced taste of caramel, sweetness and hoppiness.
mR_fr0g (4810) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepís Bush. Aroma is rounded sweet toffee, light berry, strawberry, caramel. Clear bright Reddy brown coloured pour with a steadfast creamy thin head. Flavour is composed of of sweet caramel and toffee, Berry, light brown sugars. Palate is sweet, velvety, moderate smooth carbonation. Really tasty.
Steasy66 (1038) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2000 bottle. Pretty much gone at this point. Cardboardy. Will review fresher bottle.
2011 bottle. Pretty tasty barleywine. Some toffee, a lot of hops. Nice beer.
thegreek314 (8) - - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance is this beautiful oak red. The aroma is bourbon/cherry. The taste right off the back is bourbon & vanilla with a pleasant bitter finish. It is a little boozy but is pleasant. Overall very good.