mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep amber color, not much carbonation or lacing. Quite malty up front and sweet. Caramel malt flavors, very sticky. Hops come through right toward the end, but I’d like more of them. A bit watery and thin, surprising for a barleywine. Good but not great.
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy mid brown pour with thin tan head. Malty aroma. Initial taste was quite harsh bitter. Some malty caramel sweetness developed but never truly hit the spot of a great barley wine. A bit disappointed.
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Taphouse, Boise Murky hazy golden. Rather Hef looking actually. Big thick fluffy off white head, Lots of mig sweet maltiness. A bit under hopped maybe but rich and smooth and tasty,
Fin (8319) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Beers of Europe, consumed at Isobel’s, Saturday 11th October 2014 Pours a gloomy looking mid murky brown. Thick and a little syrupy in mouth. Really surprised with this as it is hugely bitter, the bitterness having a hard and quite harsh edge which contrasts quite sharply with the heavy sweetness. Likeable beer but glad I was able to share with dad and Baz. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov14 3.3
slowrunner77 (7069) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"this beer look and played the part of a prototypical barleywine. but while it had all the elements, it was not as great as the sum of it’s part. caramel malt, hops, slight alcohol presence...check, check, check. decent, but nothing stood out, and the body was average. for the price, i’ll pass."
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a barley wine tasting. Pours a clear light amber color. Nose has some slight booze on there with a fair amount of caramel coming off it. Taste has some slight caramel sweetness to it, and felt pretty light to me.
johndoughty (4273) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bronze with a medium head. Clear appearance and malty with a trace of hops in the background. Powerful presence of alcohol. An excellent beer that demands respect.
marcus (7545) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy amber with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a bitter carbonated finish and a little alcohol burn. Not as sweet as most BWs.
angel77 (1392) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 66 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2013. cuerpo medio alto con 10 vol bastante notables, aun así se bebe bastante bien. Sabores tostados y quemados dominando los toques dulces. Buena, pero esperaba algo mas.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish beige head. Clear deep dark red body with strong
carbonation. Resiny caramelly biscuity aroma with citric spicy
wooden notes. Dry-sweet resiny caramelly spicy taste with bubble
gum and wood notes. Mid-to-full body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry
resiny pine needle and wax aftertaste with caramelly wooden spicy
notes. Nice, drinkable, but perhaps a little bit old. (0.65l
bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours copper with off white etched foam. Smells of toffee, nougat, alcohol, sweet grains, some resinous hops and pine in here too. Some vitamin smells in the nose as well. Sweet and alcoholic flavor. The alcohols are harsh and there is a profound sweetness, but as I roll over the entire mouth, there comes out an aspirin bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin with low carb and a dry finish. I remember being at a tasting for Beer Valley a year or so ago and they mentioned aging this beer a full year before release (as a standard) - this did not help so far as I can tell.
Serving type: bottle