VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is cloudy light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, hops and malts. Not massive but very drinkable.
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Big resin aroma, thick and chewy malts, warmimg, very rich malty character, fruity, very nice. Solid beer.
jb (2055) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at McGregor’s. Reddish, clear, no head, color saves the look. Very sweet nose, spicy, medicine. Very thick sweet spicy sticky palate, caramel taste. Alcohol noticeable. Not bad.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At brewery. Dried fruit, cherries, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is raspberries, chocolate, alcohol. Nice modest barleywine.
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Vintage 2008 - Vinous, sweet caramel and some oak. Cloudy orange with a rich head. Cotton candy, caramel malts, hoppy bitterness and a slight boozy burn. Great aroma, but for the age still a bit edgy.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Amber color. Very oaky aroma. Some tartness. No oxidation. OK.
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 24, 2014 - on tap at the Stone bistro. Opaque muddy brown pour with some head and lacing. Aroma and taste were sweet malt and piney hops. Seemed to be more of a double ipa than barley wine.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is a perfect looking beer as far as im concerned.murky red body with a lovely looking head.as the head sat it left a thick wall of lacing.a little light on the aroma but the flavor was a mix of chocolate,malts,and cherries.very nice stuff indeed.
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - tap Gingerman 09=
tap at Gingerman August 09) Thinner eggshell head that didn’t last too long, but not terrible retention; clear coppery brown color. Musty wetness on top of sweetish malts; bit of booze in the aroma. Medicinal and a bit herbal; kind of a mess here; wet woodiness; and a bit like cough syrup. Thicker and a bit sticky; bit cloying; soft carbonation. Not really good drinking; could barely finish my sample; just too may off flavors, or at least flavors that I did not enjoy. Overall, don’t know what they were going for in this one, but the mineral-like flavors on top of the booze and other stuff just missed.
BrewBoxer (1764) - 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