TourDeBeer (92) - Mandurah brewer, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I liked this enough to buy a second one and put it away. Burnt orange to look at, massive hoppyness on the nose along with apricot. Big hop bitters on the taste. Something like this would have made me cry a few years back.
jmgreenuk (2615) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is grassy pine needle hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a big malt liqourice palate. Nice to taste but a standard DIPA at the end of the day.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a cream head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, toffee, pine, resin. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.
ryecatcher (545) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy (murky?) deep burnt orange with small off white head , decent retention. Characteristically low carbonation, adequate lacing. Nose is heavy on the stone fruits (especially apricot and nectarine), caramel, oranges, pineapple and malty goodness. Mouth is huge and sticky, medium sweet, malty backbone chock full of everything I described in the nose with the addition of toffee and dried fruit, plus a nice balanced hoppy bitterness that rides along nicely. Finishes warm -- the perfect bonfire beer. Really good Barley Wine.
BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Boozy. Heavy and sweet. Everything u would expect from a barley wine .pretty good
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kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Probably one of my favorite barley wines. However, this one treads lightly on the line to imperial IPA. Strong hoppy aroma of pine and floral. Nice cloudy copper color with sandy colored head. Medium weight with good carbonation. Wonderful blend of flavor with hoppiness mixed with caramelized malts with some fruity esters. Very well balanced. Alcohol hidden well. Could drink two.
spittle8 (102) - - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Powerful aroma of spicy hops and malts. Strong flavor of deep, rich malts and aggressive hoppiness. Impressive beer.
AbbeyRoade (188) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Whew! This barley wine has a barley-wine taste to it for sure. Alcohol, malt, sweet barley taste notes. Strong and a bit sour.
jbruner (1700) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely golden orange from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma is nice resinous citrus hop notes, zesty earth notes, and sweetness. Taste is more malty than the nose, but a nice dryness and zestiness from the hops in the finish, which covers the booze. Nice stuff, drank fresh.
RedEft (153) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice and dark amber-brown with a white head. Aroma was faint, floral, and sweet. Very crisp and citrus at the front with a nice bitter finish. Hoppy, but not overbearing by any means. Iím not a huge fan of the style, but this was by far the best barley wine Iíve ever had.