Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy purplish-brown color with a medium almond head. Strong lacing. Aroma is really sweet with a caramel and fruit scent to it, with a bit of hops. Nice mouthfeel. Flavor is disappointing. Too sweet for my liking. Very fruity and not hoppy enough for my liking. Very sugary. Probably my least favorite of the Arcadia "big beers."
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from bottle purchased at the brewery - early 2007. Warm, heavy, alchohol flavored and wonderful by the fireplace.
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle.... pours an orange hazey color... very little carbonation... this beer seemed a little off to me, and didnít enjoy this one much... seemed overdosed with sugar and sweetness... not enough balance
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice garnet-amber color, with a nice but small white head. Head fades fast. Aroma is sweet malt and hot alcohol. No apparent hops. Flavor is very sweet upfront, followed by more fusel alcohols, coming across as very solvent like. Finish is bitter alcohol and some sweet malt. Body is full and smooth.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby pour with off white head. Sweet malt, hops, and alcohol on the nose. The beer tastes of dark fruit, sweet caramel, followed up with some hop bitterness. Medium-full mouth-feel. Nice balance. Smooth finish.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish Brown, unfiltered body with very little head. Aromas of raisins and cherries. Very boozy raisin flavor and a chewy mouthfeel.
philvil (170) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of my favorite barleywines ever since i was first introduced to the style. taste is very raisiny with a little coffee. the strong raisin taste makes this a unique in its style, and the color is darker than average too... its almost like a poor mans angels share, though the texture is not as good. sweet and alcohol dominate upfront, but there is a hint of bitter in the aftertaste like french roast coffee.
chucklemation (168) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown color. Has a nice barley malt taste with some bitter hops thrown in the finish. Goes down smooth. Delicious.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the BrewHaHa in Grand Rapids. I had little expectations for this beer. It was kindve weak. At least I wasnít disappointed.
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.