bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The University of Beer in Davis, CA. Pours dark copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is not very brown sugar. Med + body. Flavor is unexpected. It’s dryish, woody, astringent, darkish fruit, lightly spicy. Far from the typical sugar bomb barley wine. Goes towards a touch of phenol? No heat. Very different barley wine. Good drink.
jflopsu (437) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with thick head. Has a faint grape and dark fruit aroma. Taste is lighter than most barely wines, but still distinct with dark fruits, caramel and malt.
tgncc (2661) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is fruit, candy, bread. The appearance is dep amber, of white head The flavor is fruit, candy, bread. The finish is sweet, pine needles. Medium in body. Quite good.
Lubiere (9423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A copper copper amber ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt vinous notes, treacle, musty character, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous notes, candy sugar, tropical fruits, OK. On tap at Rattle N Hum.
Bamsen78 (2409) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Rattle & Hum, NYC. Pours clear dark ruby with small off-white head. Clear, sweet aroma of malt, caramel and alcohol. Bitter, hoppy onset, giving way to malty and caramellish touches. Boozy finish with a fruity touch. OK but not the best BW I have ever had.
raphael (838) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Anderson Valley beers tend to have something a little different about them. This Horn of the Beer is a thinner, drier barleywine, that still offers complexity and range. Aromas of alcohol, rocket fuel, caramel and resin--assertive. clear burnt umber with thick tan head. light on the tongue. flavor has the hop sharp, strong bitter note, bourbon & almost coffee. it demands slow sipping.
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Thick flavors rich with malt and hops the high alcohol will catch you off guard if not careful.
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the tasting room. Mild aroma of dark fruit. Flavor is predominantly raisins with some molasses. Very smooth palate with mild flavors.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Served in a snifter.
Pours a moderately-dark brown color with a thin off-white head. A bit of a collar throughout. The nose carries a really nice bouquet of fruits with some stone fruits as well as some of the darker, cherry-like variety. Caramel and brown sugar, too. The flavor added in a bit of earthy hops to go alongside some brown sugar and sweety malt. Chewy with a nice fruit presence. Pretty good brew.
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3 oz. sample on tap at Brouwer’s Café for Hard Liver, pours amber. Aroma of caramel malts, light fruits and light hops. Flavour of caramel malts, balanced well with hops, not overly complex, but solid.