rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Deep amber with small head. Moderate malt. Caramel and bread. Medium hops and dry finish. There’s alcohol warmth, but it’s mild.
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Pours orange to brown clear with a beige head, aroma of malt, honey, molasses, marmalade, soy, flavor is itter and sweet with marmalade, tangerine and salt, medium to full bodied
DSG (4921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Clear deep amber with a beige head. Aroma of stale hops, malt, caramel, a bit of cookies and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor, malty, cookie-ish, caramelly, with some fruitiness, stale hops, a light salty note and a bitter finish with some alcohol. Medium to full-bodied.
beezmon (12) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drinks more like an imperial ipa. Very citrusy on the nose. Very hoppy with a strong caramely backbone.
Brouwerij (845) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Avery. Pours a clear, dark copper with very fine, off-white head. Decent retention and lots of thin lacing. Aroma is strong hops, piney, and fruity. Flavor is hoppy, strong, resinous, mildly fruity, with a hoppy, resinous aftertaste. Becomes even fruitier, citrus as it warms. A truly hoppy barleywine, very tasty. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Very good.
Shot (79) - Westerville, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy copper with a 3-inch beige head. Aromas of pine needles, citrus and caramel. Flavors are brown sugar up front with grapefruit and caramel citrusy notes in the finish. Boozy, rummy finish with a pleasant alcohol warmth. A malty, decadent barley wine with a nice hop balance--not a hop explosion.
Oregon_butcher (59) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden copper. Decent off white head. Smells strong citrus hops and mild sweet malts. Tastes of smooth sweet malt, pretty hoppy for a barley wine. Mild alcohol after taste. Balanced for a barley wine, leaning toward the hoppy side. Easy to drink. Definately, one of the best barley wines I've had!
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Salmoniform (196) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Clear copper with off-white head. Nice carbonation. Aroma is a really nice balance of malt and hops. Essence of sugar, caramel, grain, citrus, resin, esters. Sweet initially with a nice CO2 sharpness from the carbonation. A nice bitterness to round out the malt bill which lingers on the palate...yet remains clean and not overwhelming. Medium body and higher carbonation provides for a really nice mouthfeel, almost creamy. Overall this is a really enjoyable American-style barleywine.
spacemonster (65) - Igo, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This has always been one of my top 5 beers. Aroma is sweet awesome malts with spices just there in the proper amounts. Very carbonated and cloudy. Taste is oh, man this is soooooooooo good. A pumped up barley-wine with over 100 IBU’s. The hops ricochet around your palate and set a standard for barleywine-alt ale’s. Palate is chewy and yet effervescent, yards of flavor. Slight toast slight caramel. Hops dance with the carbonation. This is the best barley-wine ever made.
patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hell of a dry hopped Barleywine. Pours a dark golden amber with a head of off white that rings the entire glass. The nose has a standoffish hop and resin note with a heavy warm booze presence. Full bodied and well hopped with a fruity vinous like flavor. There is a ton of heat on the end with a lingering resinous smack of grapefruity hops. overall a great brew