paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A better use for cereal than covering it with milk in your bowl! Complex and sweet this is a tasty BW.
Bif (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Pours a dark mahogany color with a nice tan head that fades to no real lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, mostly raisin, some malt sweetness and spice. Hint of alcohol in the background. Taste of dark fruit, especially raisin, malt sweetness and some spice. Mild bitterness in the background with a dry finish. Fairly medium body, smooth and creamy texture. Just a tad too sweet. Nice barleywine that is quite drinkable. Worth a try.
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, this was a sickly sweet syrupy mess. Loads of sweet, saccrine, grainy malts. No hops tombe found except for the copious amounts of astringent bitterness in the finish. I really did not enjoy this.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma rather mellow with alcoholic side. Grainy hints with plenty of sweet malts.
Appearance hazed amber with medium tanned head. Light lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Sweet , hefty malts. One dimensional even for Barley Wine. Alcohol wrap helped somewhat. Good.
mmmbeer (1253) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a heavily murky (cider like quality) lightened brown with just a tint of copper. No head, extremely light carbonation, aroma of caramel, hops (pine), cinnamon, and notes of licorice and soy. Hits the mouth with wide top heavy body, malt is laced with caramel nicely, middle has a great warming feel which goes to the finish. Good stuff.
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sweet and viscous liquid. I had the 2009 edition. It really is smooth, but quite sweet.
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16th December 2009
Cloudy red brown beer. Short lived biscuit coloured head which is creamy tasting and pleasant. Light palate for the style. A little dry. Very slight sour note before the rich malt hits, coca cola in there as well. Turns softer with more sour malt and mellow orange hop bitterness. Pretty decent if not the muscle car type of barleywine.
jsmerig (1291) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a syrupy cloudy brown. Aroma is honey and grape mixed with earthy grains. Taste is very sweet up front followed by a stingy spiciness mixed with alcohol burn.
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JStax (3245) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Tooch. Thanks! Poured from a bottle into a mini snifter. Appearance is a dark copper, nearing a reddish hue. Minimal white foam head. Aroma is reminiscent of hand sanitizer and cinnamon. Taste is mostly burn and grainy alcohol with a finish that reaminds me a lot of fireball candy.
umich03jm (2179) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky dark brown pour with almost no head. Great caramel malt aroma along with some grassy hops. Starts off with a great sweet caramel malt taste, nice bitterness and hoppiness, but then hot alcohol in the finish. Way too much alcohol taste. Would be great otherwise.
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