grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown pour with a small head. Aroma is very sweet and raisonish with some dates too. Taste is very sweet with a raison background. Very brinkable. Pretty good.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Very dark red in color, not quite as dark as the Big Dick’s, with a voluminous, orangey-tan head. Aroma is densely caramel-like but not necessarily sweet or intense. Flavor is much like the aroma. It is not very complex, but it is rich and satisfying, and very well balanced.
paintedmaple (486) - 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.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - Capone’s - May 2008 (2007 "vintage").
Mild aroma - not overpowering. Medium body and taste - not over-the-top, nor is it wimpy. Malty, viscous, sweet mouthfeel - a touch syrupy, but not overpowering. Crisp hop finish rounds out a big and juicy barleywine.
Brentv (450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle a murky brown with slight golden head. Strong malty barley aroma with caramel and dark fruits. Taste is very sweet with only a slight hoppiness. Medium carbonation. Smooth and wonderful.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of prunes, fermented grapes, light booze and light malt. Appearance is deep brown with a thin team had of mostly larger bubbles. Taste is nice, light and smooth. Starts with a fruity sweetness of grapes and then mild booze with malt. The malt finish is longer lasting but nice, awesome barley wine
RyanMM (412) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours as deep a ruby tone as you can call ruby before it crosses into black. Light-brown head fades to thick and foamy lacing. Aroma of candied fruits, bready, with a hint of apple. Very vibrant on the tongue, aggressive even; the ABV on this one is not masked in the slightest. Thin but syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet at first, mildly malty, with a bitter finish that I wouldn’t characterize as hoppy. Almost astringent. I think this could be a bit better after aging. It’s just too assertive and dense in its unaged state. Might snag a single bottle and come back to it in a year or two, but not something I’d keep on hand.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish-brown, cognac coloring. No head but faint foam ring around the edge. Sugary, burnt, like a creme brulee. Similar in taste, though someewhat acidic from the carbonation. Quick finish.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RnH: Extreme Winter: While I am partial tot his style (extremely partial and biased in fact) I didn’t think this brew was anything so spectacular, good, but not wildly aggressive like the name suggested. Good fruit notes, sugars, enjoyable.
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 Underrated. Nice malty barleywine. Not de best ever but it was pretty, pretty, prettay good.