brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with a nice white head. Lots of dark fruit on the nose. Caramel, sherry, brown sugar, and oxidation. Some apple, dates, raisins, and a hint of alcohol. There’s a touch of cardboard and grass to the flavor. Brown sugar, sherry, caramel, and lots of date and raisin. Some apple, a bit of citrus peel, and a bitter pine and woody herb note.
thirdeye11 (5849) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught 2010 vintage) clear rich caramel, very little head. Nose is oxidized, caramel, American hops, bit of urinal cake, pine. Taste of caramel, very hoppy, sweet and malty, syrupy, thick body, resiny.
blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC. June 2. Pours a murky copper with a small diminishing creamy white head and lots of lacing on the glass. Nice aroma is fruity and hoppy along with caramel malt and bit of spice. Flavour, again is fruity and hoppy along with caramel malt and alcohol. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Great stuff, an easy to drink version of the style.
hivemind (811) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in flight @ RnH w Andy and Dubra. Pours light caramel color with very little head. Light-bodied barleywine with subtle notes of fruit and booze. Not bold at all, fits very well within the style.
jredmond (6517) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rattle with Linh. Pours a hazed out orange body with one finger white, frothy head. Aroma is booze, dark fruit and pine. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonated with notes of pine hop, sweet barley, light booze, lemon, and sweet fruity malts.
BrewBoxer (2473) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. At rattle n hum. Tan color, lots of lace on the side of the glass. Doesn’t taste as boozy as I’d expect, but quite good and a little fruity
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a muddy orange hued body with a lasting white head that leaves great lace. Aromas are of tea, caramel, faded citrusy hops (orange), marmalade, alcohol, lots of esters. Maybe a slight savory note. Flavors are complex, brandy, caramel, dark fruits, orange, estery, balancing alcohol, malty, drinkable big barleywine with a high bitterness. Lower carbonation, fuller bodied, warming. Tasty malt complexity with a lot of (somewhat faded) hops.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Smells of citrus and prunes with plenty of hops. Tastes a heavy sweetness with a medium bitter and floral notes with a creamy texture and a bitter finish.
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Coles
Aroma big heavy malts right up front with solid dose of west coast hopping. Aroma rather typical what you would expect from Bear Republic not of barleywine.7+
Appearance amber with light haze. Good creamy top. Fine lace on glass.4-
Flavor and Palate : Big heavy body. Sticky sweet malts that are easily balanced by equally massive amount of hops. Texture itself was mild making this colossus quiet drinkable. Mature offering.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour hazy amber beige head. Aroma SWEET, brown sugar, slight floral hops, boozy, mild dark fruit. Taste cleaning materials, spicy, grapefruit, lemon floral and pine hops, orange rind, touch boozy, caramel. MF full thick chewy body mild carb. Overall not to balanced and relatively awkward not the best.