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!
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. The beer pours a dark murky mahogany color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, roast malt and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and earthy hops. The finish is malty up front with a slightly fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
daniele (6056) - 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
DedicatedToFun (3518) - 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
BeerFanDan17 (1023) - 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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decaturstevo (5334) - 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
GT2 (9064) - 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.
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.
andyhwcinc (1579) - 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 (5270) - 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.
SHIG (3787) - 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.