thirdeye11 (5070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) clear rich ruby with a nice dark tan head. Nose of caramel, dark honey and light spices. Taste of caramel, light alcohol, brown sugar and toasty. Quite easy to drink for the ABV especially.
Homebrewerguy (300) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Nov. 2008: Wow, pours deep red with an intense roasty, pruny nose, a lasting head and lacing to the end, the heaviest BW that I have ever had with a chewy palate, flavors of raisin & roast malts dominate, some sweetness balanced by an adequate hop bite at the finish. Noticeable alcohol burn and flavor, perhaps too much.
DiarmaidBHK (2388) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby red color. Pours from tap with a very thin head and leaves no lacing. Smooth on the tongue with a strong taste of raisin on the finish. Gets more interesting as it warms up. Very nice!
Cavie (3406) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. 2009 batch. Pours a clear reddish color with light amounts of carbonation. Even swirling is difficult to arouse a head. Aroma is dark fruit, aged and woody. Sweet nose. Flavor is sugary sweet and brown sugar. Syrupy finish.
Dixonian (1486) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, 2009 vintage thanks to blutt59
Dark red, nearly black color. Lots of malt, more than most barleywines - toffee and vanilla.
bu11zeye (11262) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, nuts, and plum. Flavor of caramel, raisins, light chocolate, roasted malt, light smoke, and plum.
Fratto (2348) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from blutt59. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, lots of caramel, and vanilla. Taste is vanilla up front, a little caramel, coffee, and a little cocoa.
blutt59 (5714) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to dkachur in trade, rich ruby color with a buttery toffee aroma, flavors are cocoa and some soft malty fruit, a bit watery on the finish
LilBeerDoctor (2823) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub in Gettysburg. Pours a dark ruby red with a small white head. Aroma of sweet sugar and malt. Flavor of butterscotch, raisins, sweet malt, and alcohol. Ugh, hard to drink and not very tasty.
nimbleprop (3063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a deep, opaque almost black, thin off white head. Nose is malty, crackers, biscuit. Flavor is sweet, malty, cookie dough, caramel, light burnt toast. Full bodied, sweet finish which is a touch hot. A barleywine that’s completely malt forward. This was a 2009 bottle that could definitely go another year or so.