magdalar (513) - 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.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from a tulip glass at the blind tiger ale house, NY. Tasted more like a DIPA then a barleywine. Very dry, hoppy and a light citrus flavor.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the 2003 Toronado Barleywine Festival: Huge malt aroma and flavor. Firm bitterness. Very nice head. Wonderful beer.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - FEB 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Toronado Barleywine Festival in San Francisco. 2005 Vintage. Sweet, a little bit of apricot or peach. Lots of pine flavor but not a great balance with the rest of the flavors.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this delectable treat at the BR brewpub on 2/18/06 and then again at Toronado BW-fest on 2/19/06. Poured an opaque ruby color with a thin diminishing head. Malty aroma with a smooth complex flavor. Notes of fruit, malts and some hops. One of the better barley wines I got to sample this weekend.