mreeves (276) - 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 Iíd like more of them. A bit watery and thin, surprising for a barleywine. Good but not great.
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney hop aroma.. some toasted malts and a touch of caramel sweetness.
Big bitterness and slightly less than balanced malts... but this brew makes no apologies... some toastiness and a little more caramel but both are stripped away by the piney hops. Body is a little lighter than expected given the ABV.
ffbot (350) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a hazy brown with tan and purple notes. Small tan head that retains and leaves some spotty lacing. Smell is malty sweetness, caramel, toffee, and leather. Taste is sweetness balanced against sour berries and soy sauce. Buttery, sweet cream, almonds linger in the aftertaste.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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stevoj (3933) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from brewery. Pours out a nice orange/ruby/amber hued body, with small foamy head. Lots of sweet malt in the aroma, taste is more sweet malt, molasses, vanilla and some instant alcohol warmth. Pretty accessible for the style.
martinrumsam (564) - 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 (3791) - 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 (9594) - 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 Isobelís, 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 (10140) - 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 itís part. caramel malt, hops, slight alcohol presence...check, check, check. decent, but nothing stood out, and the body was average. for the price, iíll pass."
maxwelldeux (4348) - 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 (4986) - 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.