jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Caramel, pine, citrus and dark fermented fruits.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by MaltDawg at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a clear copper with a thin head. Decent head retention. Aroma of cherries, toffee, citrus, candied citrus. The taste is strong citrus, pine hops, toffee, stone fruits. Medium bodied, mild booze, Solid.
obguthr (4082) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
No aroma. Clear aroma, medium head. Triple sec, rosehip, maraschino cherierries, pretty sweet. Medium body, fairly warm. Rough.
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Richmond 21st. Medium clear amber. Caramel malts, some slight medicinal hops. Flavor is a match, but lacks any intensity. Too bad.
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RG . Copper with cream head. Smells lightly of bubble gum. Balanced flavor. Lightly bitter finish.
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is peppery burnt caramel. OK.
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Medium amber pour with a small head. Nose of acidic red apple skin. Old bear claw donuts. Swedish fish candies. Quite sweet. Taste is pretty hoppy. Pine, earth. Some donut. Pepper. Full body, oily. Not bad.
OKBeerFan (60) - - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic Barleywine! My buddy and fellow RateBeerian Ryan Folty helped develop the recipe for this collaboration between He and Bells. It is drinking so good right now. Beautiful aroma and great mouthfeel. Taste has toffee notes , a slight bitterness, accompanied with hints of awesomeness.
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tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Vibrant, red-ish copper with a quickly fading, lightly ecru film on top. Aroma of stale toasted malts, floral hops, mild fruitiness thatís hard to pinpoint (maybe raisin or grape?) & a little bit of caramel. Toasty. Caramel is more mild on the palate (read: not as sweet). Flavors of toasted oats, sweet toffee, herbal & leafy hops, & slight dark fruit come into play. Again, I get a slight metallic staleness that sometimes seems to plague certain barley wines for me. Medium bodied, actually a little thin for the style. Itís not bad, but Iíve come to expect much more than this from Bells.
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Maduro for Great Taste Eve - Pours brown with a filmy off white head. Nose is malty, dry, and grainy, smooth, with very little hopping. Taste is lots of grai, with barley, oats, a little grass/herbal bite, and a touch of honey. Smooth, well-carbonated, and medium-thick. Smooth and solid.