swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY> somewhat murky, deep orange amber color. British maltiness, Pledge furniture cleaner, pine, booze, orange rind. Fruity rich maltiness. somewhat watered down flavor. classic BW flavors are present, rich maltiness, booze but just doesnt come off sharp or strong. Decent at best
Radek Kliber (6895) - 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.
solidfunk (6782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged malt aroma. Pours hazy brown with good head. Citrus and lots of complex malt. Pours orange with cloudy head and lacing. Tap at snally.
caesar (6301) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Boston/NY 2009. Clear reddish color, short head. Quite sweet, decent malty taset. Quite sugary.
thirdeye11 (5952) - 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.
egajdzis (5868) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, toffee malts, stone fruits, some booziness. Taste of citrus, toffee, caramel, oxidation, lighter fruitiness, some alcohol in the finish.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Sweet earthy caramel aroma and taste with a candy finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at BT. Pours an amber ruby body with an off white head. Fig raisins and some dark fruity esters, and finally rounding out to a dried prune flavor. Very salty and somewhat sweet, mild caramel and lightly chewy with a hint of wood and toffee. Good brew.
ben4321 (5359) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft sampling from Whole Foods (Bowery @ Houston St.)
Aroma: Sweet doughy malts, some pine
Appearance: Darkish red, off-white head
Flavor: Sweet mix of fruit flavors, some grains
Palate: Full body, thick/chewy
This was a pretty nice barley wine, strong and sweet, but still hoppy. Definitely worth a try.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BT. The owner- Richard was telling me that the last time this was brewed was about 6 years ago. I had a hard time believing that since it tasted pretty damn fresh with 0 oxidation factor. Still this was a fantastic BW. Pours a hazy medium amber and a tight thin foamy lasting head. Aroma is fruity up front- lots of esters, raisin, pear, with good full sweet thick caramel toffee malts- and even a nice fresh hop spicy and fruity tone. Flavor is big upfront with tons of thick sweet doughy caramel, toffee, light molasses and thickened brown sugar- some honey as well- good fruit presence and a nice hoppy flavor and aftertaste. Overall just a great well made barleywine.