glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BBP. Dark amber small head. Very sweet malty beer with moderate citrus hops. Alcohol isnít hidden at all in this one...really enjoyed this.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABBF í08 - This barleywine was crazy, nice complexity, rich dark fruits, dates and raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon. The only thing that kind of irritated me was the hop profile was a little weak and somewhat soapish, but the maltiness is delicious.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brouwers. Ruby red dark pour. Sweet fig and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and hoppy with some burnt toasted malts.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brouwers Hard Liver
Pours deep ruby with lots of head, good retention, and a nice lacing. Smell is dark red fruit, bit of booze, sweet, something extra I canít quite detect. Very juicy. Taste is alcoholic raspberry. Alcohol shows up on the end, but itís pretty smooth. Full bodied. Very good.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet barley, rice, red licorice aroma. Brown in color. Barley in the flavor and besides that it is just sweet and syrupy. The only beer I had that was not watery.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly sraight-forward barley wine (the sticky/sweet/alchohol variety). Big chewy body yields sticky molasses, definitive woodiness, and the light burn of alchohol. Very flat beer - as is typical of the style. There is a toasted malt underlying everything here, giving the flavor a more defined shape.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter @ Rock Fish. Deep caramel color and aroma. Incredibly sweet. Probably in the "twilight" years of its life. Not much carbonation to speak of. Decent barleywine but slightly too sweet for me.
MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub in March 2006. Pours a hazy amber with a sweet, syrupy and malty aroma. Flavors are similar to the aroma. There is some hints of butterscotch and citrus. The malt is nicely balanced. Good traditional barleywine and very drinkable.