Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of moejuck. Thanks buddy. Pours with copper core and gold edges with off white head. The aroma is full of hard orange candy, pine resin and a hint of dark fruity esters in the background. The taste is smooth and yummy with citrus orange to pine resiny goodness. It quickly moves toward mildly sweet grape jam, a hint of raisins and prunes. The dark fruity esters are much lighter in flavor than are the bittering hops. Very nice American style barleywine. Yum.
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of ibrew2or3
Aroma has a good note of the floral hops and caramel malts.
taste is malty and sugary with good balance of the hops - floral - finish is lightly bitter.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy IBrew2or3. Hazy cloudy mango pour, thick head and lacing. Nose has big hops, caramel, some banana and clove. Big caramel flavors, piney hops, some brown sugar. Bitter finish, creamy body, smooth and drinkable.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky copperish orange, creamy nitro-head. Solid barley wine, bright flavored. Full bodied, creamy. Some sweetness, but for the most part this is a hop bomb, especially towards the end. A good example although I like my barley wines on the hotter and maltier side.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz handbottle from moejuck. Whoa, first rating in nearly 14 months, but I got me a fresh bottle courtesy of my man. Bright orange pour gleams like a jewel beneath the earth. Faint head and carbonation, but the body is fairly lively somehow nonetheless. Sharp, pungent, and fruity aroma, with faint notes of sweet malts. But damn, there are some hops in this bad boy. Intensely bitter but in a way that complements the florat notes. Crazy drinkable even while warming. My second beer from these folks, and another big winner. Thanks, Joe!
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pours a medium copper color with a smallish beige colored head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, brown sugar and a blast of floral hops. Flavor is brown sugar, raisin, pine, caramel, floral. Palate is full bodied, medium carbonation, sticky sweet, well hidden alcohol, finishes sweet and floral like. A really nice, very drinkable BW. One of my favorites from Barleys so far.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler of Divine thanks to KP. Poured a very deep hazy reddish-brown with an off-white head. Sweet fruity malt aroma with dark fruits and some citrusy hop. The malty flavor was sweet and fruity with hops cutting through to make it soooooo drinkable. The was medium to full bodied. I don’t know the ABV but the alcohol is hidden. It was so tasty I almost drank the whole growler myself.
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice fruity aroma with hint of chocolate.. feels smooth with mild alcohol and a hint of sweetness...
nolankowal (933) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Alehouse#1. Orange red pour with an off white head. Aroma of rasins, dark fruits, booze, toffee, and caramel malt. Flavor of toffee, rasin, light earthy bitter hops. SMooth creamy mouthfeel though with a lively carbonation with a sweet and sticky finish. Pretty good stuff.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully hoppy barleywine. Orange pour with minimal head. Great hop aroma and sweet malt scents in the background. Taste is very hoppy, sweet, and balanced with medium sweet malts in the back. Love the hops in this one!