Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draft @ the Hollingshead party)Honestly this was kinda a mess.I did not care for the wine characteristics in it.It just didn’t melt together like I think it should.
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @the brewery. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty dry wine, raisin and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody wine and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody wine finish with hints of dark fruit.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Old Grove. Pours a caramel color with lots a red hues
Soapy eggshell head. Aroma is candied sugar, hops and some vinous motes. Taste is sweet with lots of alcohol burn! Some bitterness and vinous notes too. Full bodied and sticky, but really hot.
skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Old Grove. Pours a dark cola brown with tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, grapes, brown sugar, and oak. Taste is similar with a lot of winey notes and oaky notes. Has a medium body with a slighty slighty creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi sweet, oaky finish. Overall, a very interesting and pretty tasty barlywine that makes good use of wine barrels.
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone Oakquinoz 2012. Orange/amber pour, thin off-white head. Sweet malt, caramel, fruit, raisin, red wine grape, and oak. A pretty good barleywine, but to sweet for me.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a dark amber color with an off-white head. The wine gives the beer a very fruity aroma. Lots of grape and red fruit notes with plenty of oak, too. Very sweet from all the wine as well as the natural sweetness of the brown sugar, caramel, and toffee notes. The flavor is slightly oxidized with a hint of chocolate. Good caramel and brown sugar and tons of red wine and red grape flavor.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick and syrupy. Raisins and caramel in the body. Spicy and hoppy and full-bodied, but just a tad uneven. Dry and clean finish. Sweet but not cloying. Very good barleywine.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d definitely get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. High levels of oxidation, very raisony, more so than I remembered from the regular offering. The oxidation actually isnt that bad though, its fitting.
TimE (3191) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown amber color. Huge vanilla oak nose, chocolate and oranges. Amazing nose. Lingering oak. Hit you upside the face with oak and chocolate. Very balanced mouth. Smooth Luscious finish. Lingering brown sugar finish.
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Ballast Point. Pours a deeper hazy brownish amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, wine notes, tobacco, vanilla and woody notes. Flavor
of oak, tobacco, dark fruits, toffee, nuts, wine and vanilla.