beerbaaron (1651) - Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unclear deep amber with big lasting frothy light khaki head. Great balance throughout. Nice hoppiness. Super.
GTAEgeek (1447) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Fred. Dark copper, with a small, filmy, off-white head and tons of lacing. Lots of caramel in the nose, with some notes of resin, pine, and some herbs. Very bitter, with a strong malty, sweet backbone. Heavy body, syrupy, astringent and chewy. This is a stick, overhopped mess of a beer.
musinj6 (461) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy copper with one finger head leaving mild to moderate lacing. . Aromas of lasted malt, resinous hops. Taste is very bitter. Pine, grapefruit peel. Perhaps a hint of spice. medium to full bodied. with chewy palate and soft carbonation. Very long bitter finish. Reminds me more of a double/triple IPA than a classic barley wine
nj_BierMaven (116) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber, pours cloudy amber into tulip glass. Off-white 1/2 inch head quickly dissipates, leaves a thin lacing on the glass. Malty nose with a slight hop balance, the brewer’s description of caramel-candy malt finish is right on target. Resinous, floral hoppiness just enough to balance all that malt, this bottle is fresh so I wonder what it would be like if cellared for 3 years, perhaps too malty if the hops get lost over time. Will have to find another bottle and set it aside for comparison. If you love IPAs but haven’t had a barley wine, you might be disappointed as it isn’t so hoppy as described. But if you love a good barley wine, this is a fine example of how to balance heavy malts with solid hops.
DialSquare (3355) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have seen this on the selves for years and assumed I’d rated. Apparently not. Bomber form Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington ($6.99). Amber orange pour with a big frothy off-white head and strong retention. Aroma of sweet bready malt, spice, caramel, dank citrus. Tastes are along those lines - sweet, nutty, resiny tropical citrus. Sticky oily palate. Finishes bitter. Excellent.
Diablokev (162) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma was of plum and was very nice. The appearance was a deep almost purple, with a great head. The taste was nice and overall I liked it a lot.
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, dark pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, sweet, boozy
ajtrupp (302) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The description says it: dangerously drinkable. It's a special occasion barley wine that tastes like a good, hoppy beer.
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MickieDee (26) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours amber, with thin head and nice lacing. Malt, ample resin, caramel, citrus. Dry, mildly sweet finish.
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theothermatt (278) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Home. 2012 Version. Dark Amber pour. Nose of caramel, nuttiness, and alcohol. Great smooth mouth. Rich caramel, toffee, almond, figs, and plums. Finishes slightly sweet and rich. Great in small doses.