Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This gnarly barley wine is super sweet and chewy. Malty and fruity, with well hidden alcohol and good flavor intensity. Notes of spiced apple, raisin and hard candy. This is badass liquid nectar in a brown bottle. Thanks to Mike T for the bottle!
mikedR (1503) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not usually partial to this style, but this one is very nice. Very, very malty, and not boozy.
MunBro (694) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a Barley Wine fan but tried a small sample on tap. Sure it isnít a bad beer, just not my style.
JakeG (20) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. Nice amount of carbonation. Aroma of fruity malts and hops with some citrus, plum and a whiff of alcohol. Flavour is quite bitter, a little strong on the alcohol but not too much. Nice balance of hops and sweet fruit and has a mild port or brandy taste. A little milder than some barley wines, itís quite nice.
UXO (673) - CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium amber with a thin tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is brown sugar, dark boozy fruit, caramel and toffee, some bitter chocolate, earthy vinous notes. (6/10) Taste is moderate to strong sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body tending to the watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly bitter finish. (4/5)
Meh. I dunno, barleywines just continue not to do it for me. I canít quite put my finger on what it is about this one, but thereís something in the flavour that puts me off. (12/20)
dfearnley (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to goblet thanks YEG_Willy
Cream, caramel, brown sugar, whiskey, rum, raisin, candied fruit, and apricot. Translucent amber, thin creamy and frothy head. Taste is caramel, hops, resin, and pine. Best Alberta beer Iíve ever had.
RobertDale (4021) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at SRBG 2014. Pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, and malt. Taste is caramel, fruit, grain, and toffee. Nice.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Thanks to the Canadians. Copper colored beer with a small white head. Nice malty aroma of caramel, toast, and toffee. Light booze, plenty of brown sugar, and some vanilla. A lot of dark fruit, too. Good sweetness on the palate without it being overwhelming. Good mix of chocolate, dark fruit, and sweet sugar/malt. Nice toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Mild earthy hops.
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Huge beer, thick malt presence, some chewiness, very solid brew.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to someone! Pours a clear light amber with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain with touches of caramel and toffee. Flavor is full of sweet grains and caramel with a touch of caramel.
Ferris (6893) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Vinous and caramel with some booze. Clear copper with a very thin white head. Orange, vinous and a nice long caramel sweetness. Nice if you can get it.