corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty good barley wine. Really nothing outstanding about it and I'll probably never buy it again, but it was pretty good.
fkoolen (419) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at home. Pours a nice clear amber colour, beige foamy head that didnít last long. Toffee sweet and tropical fruity hoppy nose. Taste is really complex with toffee and caramel malty sweetness, roasted malty tones too with coffee and chocolate, rich fruity tones with cherries, raspberries, plums and raisins, champagne notes, nice hoppy bitterness, enjoyable bourbon boozy alcoholic warmth. Lingering sweet, boozy and quite bitter finish. Medium carbonation, firm body, oily almost sticky mouthfeel. Big flavours but well balanced.
fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Floral hop aromas. Soft, creamy mouthfeel of caramel and toffee malt shows tons of floral nuances, dried apricot, honey and banana underneath, and a fresh hoppy backbone. Long finish. Floral style defines it. Weightless texture throughout.
connor0415 (8) - - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
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 (41) - 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 (820) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
alobar (2948) - 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 (111) - 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 (662) - 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 (80) - 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 (4372) - 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.