wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Yuck! Had to pour this one out which hurt for the price. Tart aroma with awful vinegar flavor. Very disappointed.
magsinva (600) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bruisin Ales 2011 version - pours still murky ruby with no head. Aroma is sour cherries, vanilla, and funky. Taste is more sour ale then barley wine, but it doesn’t quite work as a sour ale either. There is this bitterness that comes through on the finish that becomes more pronounced as it warms. Weird.
Beergeek23322 (418) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 2012. Bottle. Malty and fruity aromas. Pours red brown with a small head. Flavors of dark fruits, malt, alcohol and caramel.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Squat flip-top from Capone’s. Pours dark brown with minimal tan head. Nose is oaky cherry, run, some lactose and tannins. Tastes very tart, funky, with notes of cherry, lactic tartness, mild funk, and oak. This one is mis-categorized, and should be a sour ale.
oh6gdx (18575) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (thanks bov). Deep hazy amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, tart wood, and some earth. Flavour is sweet malts, alcohol and some mild resiny notes.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours dark hazy copper color with no head. Aroma of fruits, dark berries and yeast. Flavor of dark berries, dark dried fruits and some toffee notes. Sourish juicy palate.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF’13
Aroma has oaky notes, sourish cherries and some vinegar. Flavour is sweet with oaky notes, vinegar, tart cherries and juicy notes. Too sweet, too oud bruin.
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy amber brown colour without a head. Aroma of caramel malts, sour berries and some hay. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, sour berries, bread, strong acidity and lemon juice. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a slick, juicy, lemon finish. Decent.
tcane7 (806) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a murky deep reddish brown, no head, and a couple spots of lace. Nose of caramel malt, oak, booze, raisin. Medium body, some tartness. Decent.
TheEpeeist (2817) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.4 oz bottle. My 200th barleywine! Muddy brown with a few forced bubbles. Nose is caramel, rum, dried apricot and wood; slightly sour. Dull and watery with a faint tang. Taste is crab apple, a hint of caramel, sour grapes, black pepper and oak. Final rum note is all that keeps this interesting.
CamdenD (979) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was pretty damn good. A very sour barleywine with good alcohol presence and little sweetness or over hop that pervades many newer barleywines these days. Extremely underrated here. Poured flat.