YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a pleasant barleywine. Deep copper body with hints of red. Slight beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, citrus hops, and a wisp of alcohol. Medium-full body with gentle carbonation. Pleasantly sweet taste, caramel in the forefront, followed by a touch of hops and a warm alcohol finish. A very drinkable brew.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Coppery red, off-white head. Slightly acetic, astringency present. Lactic hop. Hints of malt. Mouth is oversweet with a hint of hops. Palate is more balanced.
Kinz (3709) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Arcadia is rapidly moving into my list of "why do I keep trying these guys" brewers. Clear deep brown, reddish highlights, slight but lasting head. Aroma has some dirty citric hops, little else. Flavor is sugary malt, more dirt and hops (nice to see Crystal listed here, as that is a characteristic I seem to pick up from that hop sometimes), with a bit of a citric character, and a sort of bitter finish. Definite astringency on the palate. Can’t get into this at all. Some faint fusel heat as well. Yikes. Maybe some serious age would help this, but I just can’t see how.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewed in the USA...... Another bottle from the Dog days of Summer !!! Pours a reddish brown color with thin off white head. Aroma of toffee, malts, hops and fruit. Taste is sweet like coffee creamer, bourbon, licorice and dark malts. Not sure what to make of this brew? Kind of disappointed. :(
JStax (4639) - 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.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, Thanksgiving beer #1. Very murky dark purpleish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, some slight dark fruits, hints of bready notes with a touch of spice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, hints of earth, spice, finishing sweet, slightly watery. Not very complex or full bodied, though it hides the ABV well.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours bronze colored and cloudy with a thin head that does not last. Aromas of wheat and root beer. Very sweet. Hops are there, but do not come close to balancing out this beer. This is an ok sipping beer now, but I fear what will happen by the end of the bottle.
argo0 (12935) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(2006 Vintage 22oz bottle, thanks BückDich) Small tan head with particulate-filled copper/red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, some raisin, orange/grapefruit, raisin, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, plum, earthy, some orange, grapefruit, light lemon. Fairly dry finish. Low carbonation, medium-full body, some resin.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A cloudy dark caramel colored beer with a small beige head. The aroma is grainy, floral, and dishwater. The is kind of funky with some lemon and quite an alcohol punch. Okay, but not something I would drink often.
bwa5879 (879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Carmel colored pour with small ring of offwhite head. Scents of soapy florals, super light. Light taste too, a little watery: floral hops dominate, Carmel too, very light for a barley wine of this ABV.