jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep deep ruby red. Aroma is very sweet, like heavy citrus. Very mouthwatering. Upon tasting, the mouthfeel is very creamy and syrupy, like you’d expect from a barleywine. The dominant flavor here is the syrupy-sweet fruitiness. Its heavy, but enjoyable. After smelling this beer, I was not let down on the flavor. The beer finishes with bitter hops. Unfortunately something just is appealing about the finish. I love hops, but this bitterness is more dry, and less citrusy-floral. Overall, I really enjoyed this one, but the finish kept it from being really great. I drank it fairly warm, so maybe the bitterness would’ve been abated at lower temps.
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours coppery brown, with a nice tan head. Nose is malt, raisins, and toffee. Falvor is malt, raisins, alcohol, and caramel, with a sweet, alcohol tinged finish. Very enjoyable!
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a vibrant cherrywood color with a moderately sized tan head. Brown sugar, raisins, and alcohol. Not a lot of hops in the nose. Flavor of sweet dark fruits, molasses, caramel. Low hops profile in the flavor as well. Very sweet.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A deep dark red color pour with a big lasting fluffy white head leaving lots of sticky lacing , medium carbonation . Aroma of dark caramel , rasins , molasis, spicy hops and maybe cherries. Flavor is of sweet brown shugar , caramel , molasis,spicy floral hops, dates,rasins ,wood ,light alcohaol in the tail end , nice warming effect . Full body with a thick creamy mouthfeel , medium level of bitterness long sweet finish . Quite drinkable and went down good dispite the sweetness . A very good offering from a great brewery Nice .
doublebock (546) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby cloudy color, pungent aroma. velvety feel. smooth taste ends with notes of raisin and a good kick at the end.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours dark amber with small head. Very sweet flavor. Flavor of sugar. Good.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap for one keg only at Flying Saucer in KC.
Deep brown with a reddish tint and a thin, dense off-white head covering.
The alcohol isn’t hidden all than well, I suppose that’s a good thing in a barleywine. Alcohol, lots of sweetness in an almost brown sugar-style richness. Thick maltiness, but not overly roasted.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a ruddy brown with a nice tan head. aroma needs some time to come out. is sweet and malt with some of the abv coming through.mouthful is a little zesty with a sweet malt body. little bit of a bitter i the finnish. not to inspiring for the big style...
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice clear brown color. Enjoyable taste but borders on having too much alcohol flavor/burn
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber color. smells sweet. tastes like yeast & raisins. I’m kinda digging it