Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is sweet and malty. The color is dark ruby black with a tan white head. The flavor of sharp sweet thick malts like in any barleywine.
MrTipple (3081) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: heavy grain and caramel malts, some floral hops. Appearance: dark, hazy, amber, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: light bitters coming up, getting dry quickly, flowers and grain malts. Overall: nice Barley Wine, somewhat light aroma. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the "Twisted Stick", one of iceman’s favorite dive bars. Had this one for his going away party.
This is a very easy to drink barleywine, Malty & sweet up front, but not too heavy, it was slightly tangy on the finish. Very nice.
Gerbeer (2971) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. 2015 vintage. Pour a mahogany color with full head. Aromas of lemongrass, brown sugar and dry sweet malts. Flavors of toasted malts, citrus, alcohol, and a bit of cough syrup. Still harsh.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ O’Brien’s San Diego. Beer poured a deep rusty amber color with a thin, off white head. Nose of dried dark fruits like Raisen, pruns, dates? Alcohol was present but, not overwhelming. A good bite on the finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Beautiful dark brown/red color, very little head. Nice aroma, slightly sweet, caramel, dark fruit. Awesome beer, very easy going down with a nice hop bite to it. This is the kind of barleywines I like.
MadRobin (2721) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Max's in the Fell's Point distriict, Baltimore, MD.
Opaque, dark brown with a small tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, orange, citrus, bread, light fruit and, after it warms some, brown sugar.
Taste of roasted malt, pineapple, orange, peaches, toffee, citrus, booze, dried fruit, tobacco, caramel earthy hops, chocolate, red grapes and brown sugar with even more fruity and malty flavors presenting themselves as it warms.
Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization.
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willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
02.19.05 Tap at Toronado BWF Deep garnet color with little head, but this sample sat on the table for a while before I got to it. Lots of molasses and brown sugar, dried figs, citrus pithiness, alcohol on nose. Flavors are sweet and malt heavy up front, a bit of nutmeg and a punch of clove. Money balance. I dig this stuff. Finish loses luster as it fades to a more light and hoppy IIPA, missing some lingering malt stickiness.
jazz88 (2650) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Toronado 2005 barley wine festival. Dark cherry color with a big foamy tan head. Smooth with plenty of cherry in the flavor. Finishes dry.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Draught: Brown/redwood colors..small to no head..molassis aroma with hints of orange cream & pine needles..candy-like, sweet but not overly so...not too thick or sticky either..smooth and warming..pretty impressive.