crossovert (10910) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like this one alot, hazed amber pour, big hop notes to go with the maltiness, jsut huge flavor.
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bells. Served way too cold. Had to wait about 20 minutes for it to warm up close to 55 degrees. Pours reddish with little head. Smells floral with hint of pine. Taste bright with floral hops, very little sweetness. Bitter finish.
GenDV138 (5511) - 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.
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Bull in a China Shop pours a very cloudy dark bronze red with a beige head that lasts a long while. The aroma is cereal, grape and bread. The flavor is a nicely balanced fresh bread, grape and pine. Overall this is a very nice brew.
JoePeesie (923) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an almost purple brown. Nose and taste are on the sweet side, definitely more to the English end of the spectrum. I really liked that this is on 8.5% ABV and beautifully balance. It doesn’t need the extra 3-5% that most in this style bring. I was very pleased with this offering. Get ha some!
mikem409 (1967) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Pours havy red with white head, fad instantly. Hoppy sweet aroma. Taste is bitter caramel and fresh floral hops
radagast83 (6962) - 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.
drfabulous (6195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Beer Trappe. Light caramel and toffee. Some light sweetness with sugar. A light barley wine but tasty.
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a murky brown . Aromas of toffee , figs and dark fruit . Nice toffee and brown sugar flavor . Nice !
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MrBunn (2683) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Eccentric. Pours a hazy orangish brown with little head. Aromas are muted with a little booze and maybe some orange blossom or something sweet and slightly hoppy. Flavor is crisp, especially for a barley wine. Sweet sugars (kind of a maple syrup almost) with a bitter hops presence that dominates the late palate. It’s a bit understated for a barley wine, but for a summer barley wine it’s about spot on.