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!
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a fruity citrus nose.Pours a murky amber color with little head.Get some maltyness,fruit andhops in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a bitter hop finish.Very nice.
Sammy (10793) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler straight away from the brewpub, courtesy of Sliffy at the Ohio International gathering. Dark Orange colour with C aroma, too hoppy for my preferred English barleywine palate. White head. Bitter and very hoppy, with sugar and toffee and carmel thrown in. Doesn’t all go together for the style.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler: Orange in color with a white head. Aroma, citrus and earthy hops, some malt to it in the back ground. Flavor, caramel and brown sugar up front, and then a big citrusy and earthy bitterness kicks in. Really nice, alcohol isn’t very apparent. Damn this is good stuff.
dwyerpg (5433) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is easily the most bitter, hoppiest barleywine I’ve had. My parents hate it, but their just Weak! I like it, but not quite as much as their stout.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Alehouse #1 - Pours deep amber cloudy with a fair offwhite head. Aroma of caramel malts. toffee, and a shade of c-hops. Flavor is big bold robust caramel malts, a bit of vanilla, blended beautifully with some nice grapefruit hops. Palate is thick and hearty as a barly wine should be. Smooth and very drinkalble though.. Only a bit of the alcohol can be found.> This is good!
BeerDork1968 (1) - USA - OCT 10, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Off of the firkin cask this beer was copper hued. Due to cask conditioning the pint was less than clear but the palate was divine. with a slight naturally carbonated head. Aroma is strong. The ale is well balanced for a strong ale (12%).
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand bottled courtesy of JCW.Pours a copper-rust,clear with no head.The aromas off this can all be easily defined as toffee or caramel,syrupy malts,bananas and a light dusting of hops.Nice,tasting this I was happily surprised that the hops play a nice roll in offsetting some of the sweetness of the malts.I was expecting much more syrupiness.Nice body and mouthfeel.Thanks again John for two very good brews.
sloth (2780) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper/orange hued brew with small offwhite head that takes a short ride. Nose of sweet malts, fruity, light melon notes. Medium body, slick. Flavors of toffee, light honey, sweet malts, caramel, some alcohol bite and faint hop notes in the background. Finish is medium sweet with the hops and alcohol adding a goodly nip in the end. Thanks go out to JCW for a hand bottled 12ozer of this lovely brew. Thanks John!
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity aroma - mix of hops and esters. Amber color, off-white head. Rich, complex flavor, sweet malt, ripe fruit, citrus, hops, hop bitterness, and peppery alcohol (in that order). Full bodied, syrupy. Best offering from Barley’s on the night I was there.