charule (1822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blinded with 5 other BA Barleywines. Second place. Poured clear amber no head. Light carb med bod. Aroma of sweet brown sugar candy malt. Tastes sweet barrel juice.
John25 (1247) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark ruby red/brown. Sweet and syrupy with completely hidden alcohol except for a warm long finish. Dark fruit, toffee, toast. Incredible mouthfeel. Overall Awesome.
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conway (2174) - - APR 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with thin wisps of off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee and brown sugar. Taste follows and adds caramel, butterscotch and toast. Thick, rich and syrupy. Dead flat. Alcohol heat is present but very reasonable for the Abv. This beer is completely insane.
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle at Split thy Skull barley wine fest. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon and oak and vanilla, light bitterness, some caramel and sweet malts, and some faint notes of alcohol. Flavor the same with a really nice blend of the beer and barrel and hidden alcohol. Smooth, thicker texture. A really cool barley wine.
knickskicks (999) - - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red pour. Nose is raisins, vanilla ice cream, liquor. Taste is boizy raisin cake, vanilla, oak. Smooth rich mouthfeel.
johnnnniee (3164) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 Bottle from Mikeís Barleywine tasting, thanks for the opportunity! Rich sweet fruit and caramel. Sticky syrupy sweet mouthfeel. Hides the alcohol content extremely well with just a wisp on the nose. A bit too sweet for my taste.
48FanInCali (827) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you do not like sweet beers you should stay away from this. I love sweet BWs so this is right up my alley. Fairly thick dark brown pour with thin off-white head. Nose of sweet malt, fruit, light coconut and vanilla. Taste follows the nose. Not as much "barrel" as you would think in terms of wood and vanilla. Sweet with ABV higher than what it tastes like. Mouthfeel is syrupy and thick. Some mild hop bittnernss. Huge beer that some should love and others will think it is too much.
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
itís so overly sweet itís almost hard to enjoy. Iím quite surprised...................
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, and alcohol. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, dark fruit, toffee, brown sugar, and alcohol. Very sweet, too much so for me.
Frank (3603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is really just a mess. Itís cloudy brown and headless aside from a few stray bubbles. Itís pretty mild in the nose, slightly fruity w/ a touch of coconut. This is thick and sticky sweet w/ a sort of pretzel-like malt character and not much else aside from raisins and some tobacco-ish oxidized malt. I am not sure why someone would want to drink this.