lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fruity start (citrus, apricot, perhaps grape) morphs into a sweet warm feel with hearty malt and finishes with a moderate, woody hop character. Surprising and unique!
DedicatedToFun (3017) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, dark copper pour, tan head, nose and taste are both caramel, boozy, good
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Beachwood Long Beach ][ $1.50 ][ Mini Stange ][ 7.5.14 ]
>> Clear red amber pour, thin foam. Nose is sticky, stanky, strawberry. Taste is salty, toffee, spicy, sticky strawberry, big malt, spicy alcohol, high boost. Pretty good but big spice and alcohol. Not a barleywine fan usually so, haters gonna hate.
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber/mahogany pour with creamy white head. Aroma is dried fruit and light abv. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, dried fruit, rock candy, and a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. very nice
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, slight spices, hints of orange, grapefruit notes as well, slight hints of grass, touch of dark fruits with raisin, figs, and plums. Taste is a mix of toffee, caramel, dark fruits going into some orange, grapefruit, slight pine and grass, spice notes, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. Pretty decent.
daniele (5765) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap ambrata toffee caramello resina agrumato corpo medio alcol abbastanza nascoto amaro agrumato
BeerFanDan17 (1018) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty barleywine style ale. Hints of smokiness. Pours a a dark copper with a short head.
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SHIG (3648) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a dark murky brown with thin tan head. Aroma was sweet malt. Taste is malty with burning alcohol and hops.
andyhwcinc (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on tap as a sampler pour at Beachwood BBQ in Long Beach, CA. Really nice barley wine, appearance a marky caramel amber with almost no head. Aroma rich in syrupy caramel malt and abundant and diverse hops. Taste goes down relatively smooth and straight up potent. Gets better as it warms. Wish I could've had a proper glass, but I would've been annihilated :)
gyllenbock (5022) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer in February 2014.
Dark amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste of dried fruit, malt, toffee, hops, pineapple and some light spices. Warming alcohol in the finish. A beer to sip.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 38 Degrees barleywine festival. Big amount of bourbon here. Same amount of sweetness too. Caramel notes. Hops have faded from this 2012 vintage but a lovely malt forward big beer.