jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bellís recently. Iím not sure why the low overal rating. I found this to be quite enjoyable. Smooth and boozy with a low ABV for a barleywine. Not the greatest but it was well crafted in my opinion.
valpoaj (606) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap pour at Bellís last month - amber brown pour with little to no head. Aroma is sweet and malty, brown sugar, hint of dark fruit, splash of booze. Flavor is kind of muted for a barley wine...malt forward, caramel, hint of dark fruit (not dominant), and alcohol in the background - hint of hops, but far from dominant. Palate was medium to high carbonation for the style and the ABV was evident. Mixed feelings on this one - not that bold for the style, but sometimes taking the foot off the gas isnít a bad thing...would have it again, but wouldnít seek it out..
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Bellís Eccentric Cafť, Kalamazoo, MI. 8.2%.
Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head.
Dark fruits and mild maltiness in the aroma. Quite easy and mild for a Barley Wine. The flavour is fruits, dark fruits, strong hops. Like fruit punch and booze mixed together. Very strong flavour.
njager246 (289) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at bells, herbal aroma with some additional hop flavoring... not bad, I had just hoped for more
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at EC. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy herbal, citrus hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is was a solid beer but soft for style.
fattybladdy (419) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy dark orange. Taste is bitter earthy and piney hops, malty and sweet. Not my favorite style but this was ok.
DutchHillbilly (60) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very much wine taste. Barley like it says. Very heavy head that held well. Dark gold color. Had a very strong aftertaste. Good beer. Not a favorite though.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Red amber with small head. Fruity barleywine with light booze. A sipper at best. Odd.
chinchill (1264) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bellís Eccentric Cafe where ABV was listed as 8.2%.
Orange-honey coloered, clear with a durable but small head.
Very faint hint of vinegar mars the aroma which is otherwise appealing. Hints of honey and fresh fruits.
Medium body and carbonation. Slight tongue burn.
T: good sweet/bitter balance.
O: Light barleywine; good but a bit disappointing.
ICEatALAMO (849) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at brewery. The pour is a nice vibrant orange. The aroma is nothing. The taste is very bitter upfront. The taste even is bland. Disappointed.
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