radagast83 (4566) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz draft at Churchkey for meet the brewer event. Poured a hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, caramel notes, some light booze, but not overpowering. Plenty of sweet malts, caramel, pine, pretty enjoyable.
gendv138 (1232) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours hazy caramel brown with off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, floral notes, light booze. Tasting notes of caramel, citrus, pine, light booze. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-light carbonation, light syrupy mouthfeel.
Mittenator (1291) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at crunchy's. Amber with a small head. Lighter and fruitier than expected. Weird booze in the end.
rxeight (1301) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Snifter On tap. Very floral, kinda thin. Barleywine malty. Not too impressed.
jdb288 (513) - 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 (631) - 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 (6709) - Tampere, 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 (343) - 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 (10595) - 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 (538) - 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.