JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance was clear amber with small. Aroma was sweet sugars and hops. Taste was very smooth well balanced and hoppy. Nice pallet. Overall very good.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at ballast point. Pours dark reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma is mostly citrusy hops and burnt caramel. Flavor is caramel, smooth bitterness, and a lot of citrus. Palate is full, good carbonation and resinous.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ballast Point. Pours deep reddish brown. Nose has a lot of good sweet red fruit and inviting malt character. Taste is very clean, smooth and sweet with a candy component and some spice undertones. Very nice barley wine.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from tap at the brewery. Appearance is clear bodied amber hue with no real head. The aroma and flavors of this barley wine are more English tasting with the malt profile. A nice toffee and caramel flavor adds the sweetness to this brew. A good barley wine that has some unique notes.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Sweet malt aroma. Rich malt flavor with toffee, brown sugar and light earthiness. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee lingers with some darker malts. Richer malts with hops backing and some light fruitiness.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Leftover from BW fest at Toronado.
Pours with a fairly dark color. Did not like this at all, very medicinal and boozy tasting seemed way off. Maybe the keg had a problem.
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Toronado SD. Very pleasant and drinkable barley wine. Not overpowering at any point and certainly easy to drink. Seemed very mellow and I did not get some of the heat from the alcohol that others mentioned. Solid barley wine that is true to type.
nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 On tap at Toronado for Barleywine fest 2009, then again in 2010. Reddish-brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruits, brandy, and some hops. Flavor is lots of caramel malt with toffee notes, somewhat fruity, with some port-like and vinous flavors and noticeable alcohol. Full mouthfeel, fairly low carbonation, and just mild booziness. A very good barleywine overall.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toronado Barleywine Fest. Pours dark amber, malty, alcohol, little dark fruits, little caramel, grainy, little hops.
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft@ The 2009 Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine fest. Clear dark amber with no head. Big caramel and pit fruit aromas with some alcohol. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Sharp caramel and pit fruit sweet flavors with spicy, hot alcohol to finish. Aged Barleywine 101.