Austinista (11) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bread, caramel, cereal, roasty, lots of yeast. resin, cheese, ginger, golden raisins, salt.golden, amber, soft carbonation, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, umami, salty, light body, oily feel, bitter,
Stuedmaster (133) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber pour with minimal head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, pine resin, grass, citrus, and alcohol. The bitterness overwhelms the complex malt character, more like a double IPA. Excessive hopping makes this potentially great beer unbalanced. Palate is thick and oily with astringent hop bitterness. This barley wine is for hop heads only.
Doghair (218) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel, hoppy aroma with some orange. Taste is well balanced malty hops with some citrus. Slightly bitter finish with orange peel. Minor alcohol taste. You really have to look for it. Really great beer.
badpuppy69 (176) - orange, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear copper amber with a nice head. aroma is sweet caramel malt follows the aroma well with some Piney hops cinnamon and apricot touch of black pepper very smooth very very delicious some citrusy notes as well.
rxeight (991) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Dark reddish orange brown pour. Aroma is floral hops. Like from a past prime IPA. Taste is a bitter barleywine. This is half barleywine half old ipa.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(4 Hands Lupulin Festival - bottle) copper. Sweetish aroma. Flavor is caramel, alcohol, citrus hops. Viscous mouthfeel.
EvanFriend (255) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is straight pineapple, taste has a hint of pineapple as well. However, taste is mostly citrus and pine hops, slight herbal notes, over caramel, with, as I mentioned, a hint of pineapple throughout. Good beer.
Muggus69 (1100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
640mL bottle Batch# 13301B6
Pours a deep copper body, some clarity about it. Holds a dense beige head leaving a thick matte of lace on the way down.
Decent intensity of aroma; piney hop spice, cut grass, citrus rind with rich underlying toasty, caramel malt. Some booze sneaks in there too.
Moderate carbonation lends a bit of creaminess to an otherwise thick and slick body.
Palate start with a substantial whack of caramel sweetness, lightly toasted/biscuity malt notes too, continuing with spicy woody hop & bitter citrus. Finishes dry, lingering aggressive bitterness and warming booze.
A well made American-style Barley Wine. Good example of the style, nice balance, not overly aggressive and boozy, as many tend to be.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and floral. Taste is malts, grapefruit and some pine.
oRos (976) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from capitol beer and taproom. Pours ruby with thick beige head. Taste is thick malts with a pungent bitter Pine hop in the backbone.
jmcgavin12 (413) - Madison, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is vibrant with massive amounts of hops, resin, and floral fruit. Poured amber with a very lacing half finger head. Taste is sweet with a long bitter duration throughout. Notes of caramel and a smooth delicious finish. Great beer