tapthis (82) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet and almost a thick taste (someone described it as syrup, and i can easily go along with that). The alcohol is definitely not hidden, but it is very good. I enjoyed the body/palate of this beer considering the alcohol taste
slowrunner77 (3800) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Kinda easy drinking for a BW, which is both good and bad. Covers up the abv quite well. Definitely sweet leaning...a year or two old. Prunes, caramel, dark fruit. Not a lot of depth, but pretty tasty. A session barleywine, perhaps?"
DrewFace (787) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big boozy, sweet, caramel and toffee, more sweet and booze. Cloudy, reddish brown. Boozy, sweet, toffee, thick.
Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a murky muddy brown with barely any head. Just a few bubbles. Nose is strong toffee and a sugary cotton candy sweetness. Taste is all toffee and sugar without much complexity and a lightly watery mouthfeel. Like sugar water.
b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Arcadia in Kalamazoo. Looks good; a fairly transparent amberish copper with light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; toffee and caramel with a bit of dark fruit in the background. Malty, but balanced. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel and a bit of hops as well. Not cloying or overhopped like most barleywines; really nice balance. A good example of the style.
TheBear11D (247) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cereal Killer pours a dark plumb with a wet sandy brown head that lasts a good while. The aroma is malt heavy with caramel, molasses and grape standing out. The flavor is dark fruit, grape, molasses and a hint of citrus. This is a very interesting and delicious beer.
Tonkun (872) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown yellow pour. Oak, chocolate, coffee, mocha, vanilla. Medium to full body. Good carbonation that makes this easy to drink. Sweet bitter and dark chocolate finish
rdixon77 (746) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Catching up on old ticks. This was a strong malty barley wine with lots of prune and warmth..but in a pleasing way. I remember really liking this one.
Barnoloid (204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottle had a year on it when opened - pours a golden, toffee color. The aroma is slightly oaky, with a sherry like nose. Easy sipper - the complexities open up as this warms. I feel that with a further year on this it would be even better. Lots of sugar and dried fruit/candied fruit elements here that I would be interested to stack up in a year or so.
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Hazy dark ruby brown with a thin head cover, hanging strands of lace. Taste is roasted caramel malt with toffee. A light coating of dark molasses and prunes joins in midway through the palate, only to give way to a quick shot of chocolate followed closely by mild bittering. Each swallow is better than the last. By the time the glass was empty, I had become a believer.
jdb288 (524) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle. Pours hazy orange with no head. Aroma is sherry (thanks, description!), misc. citrus and stone fruits. Peach/nectarine notes. Taste is a combination of these with some slightly sweet malt notes. I like this but after comparing to North Stock Old Reserve and the BCBW, I’m not as impressed as I thought I’d be.