astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soapy, off white, medium head.
Aroma: Smoke, caramel malt.
Flavor: Like a Rauchbier, almond, caramel. fruits. Bitter finish.
Personally, I feel this brew has been under-rated. I confess to having a bias towards Smoked/Rauchbiers, which are Lagers but that is what this reminds me of. Is this right for a Barley-Wine? No! But, I still like it and that is what this website is about; Personal Opinion!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a brown with an off white head. aroma of smoke, chloroseptic(thanks lumpy for pointing that out), and plastic. flavor had some spice, alcohol, and medicine flavor. light body and high carbonation. this one isnt my cup of tea.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orangish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, burnt grass, plastic, and orange peel. Flavor of almond, smoke, medicinal, burnt, caramel malt, and honey.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySDís bottle at the Fri. 13th tasting. Heavy orange amber color. Nose kept making me think of a dentistís office, but I cannot say why. Some citrus flavor. Latex.
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from WeeHeavySD tasted at J&Jís Friday the 13th tasting. Thanks Jon! Very smokey aroma, almost too much. Amber color. Lasting creamy head. Bonus points being interesting. Flavor is low. If itís from Italy, itís probably expensive.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml via trade with Ibrew2or3. Shaed at our J&J tasting. Weird ingredients, and a unique outcome. Poured reddish with a tan head. Nose is sweet and smokey. Taste is sweet, smoky, nutty and interesting. I would have guessed a spice/herb/veg style with the chesnuts, I canít say Iíd call this a barleywine, it was strange to say the least.
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a dark brown amber color with a small canvas head. Nose is urethane or a childrenís backpack , and smoked chestnuts. Taste: smoked pork, fish, and cloriseptic spray. Medium to short mouth feel and a lingering finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose-raincoat, plastic, grassy. Taste-medium alcohol, medicine, Chlorospetic, clover, bitter. Eh.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small off-white head over a hazy amber-brown body. Some lace. Aroma of backpack, burnt rope, smoke, and leather. Taste is smoke, wet dog, banana esters, nuts and mint medicinal spray. Moderate carbonation.
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky deep amber pour with a ring of froth. nose of caramel, malts, vanilla and fruits. nice on the palate with a huge flavor of roasted chestnuts and not much else.