jgb9348 (3969) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown coloured body with a light ruby and even violet tint with a small tan head. Aroma of alcohol, pit fruits, caramel, grapes and a bit of earthy malt. Full-bodied; Strong assertive alcohol flavours with some nuts and earth noticeable and quite a bit of pit fruits. Aftertaste shows some mellow banana and clovey yeast flavours with a good alcohol bite, yet refined in the palate. Overall, a nice barley wine with good flavours and a moderate complexity. The only downfall is the size of the bottle - too big for a barleywine. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey at Shenandoah National Park on 25-September-2010.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mad Fox Brewingís 3rd Annual Barleywine Festival. Poured a dark orange color with a small white head. Aroma was some sweet, caramel and dried fruits. Citrus hops are in this one, caramel, dried fruits and hops.
LinusStick (2618) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh...a less than average barley wine, but a decent beer style aside. Aroma was the best thing about this beer. Caramel, milk and lightly roasted malt. Smelled very sweet and chewy. Pour was a nice hazy burnt orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was very thin. Strong sweet caramel, pepper and toffee in the beginning. The beer thins out mid swallow and leaves the mouth sweet and wet once itís gone. Thereís a little hint of bitter hops on the top of the mouth in the finish, but for the most part itís gone when itís gone. Nice carbonation but it doesnít pull this beer out of mediocrity.
Damico (1920) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours, thick unclear amber with a creamy medium sandy white head. The aroma is thick, syrupy, almost peach notes from the malts. The body is pretty thick, but about par for the style, with big sweet, syrupy malt flavors.
maxwelldeux (2226) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark amber color with a very slight red tinge. Nose has a hint of sweet with some alcohol notes. Taste is actually a bit dry, thought malty. Interesting brew...
crajun (688) - , Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bomber recíd in trade from beer bill; agenda one year. great aroma - citrus, honey, caramel. cloudy amber pour. taste is SWEET; cloying. still finding my way on barley wines; this was too sweet for me
cheap (3378) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
As with any barley wine, esppecially the american varieties, this needs to be aged. Mild smell of sweet attractive perfume. Makes me nervous. A little darker than a pale ale but the lacing is simply very nice and titlating. Fun and almost see thru, yeah. Taste is somewhat thick and viscous, mouth coating alky imact happening here. Sweet high alky bullshit fer sure. On tap at the bocktwon, very nice palce, especially the one in monaca yes. American wannah be barley wine, it is what it is but let er rest for a couple of years will yah? Medicinal finish, not fer the typical lager lover. Yes nasty medicinal finish.
polomagnifico (1107) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel malts, dark dried fruits, citrus hops, toffee and a little vanilla. Nice classic aged Barely Wine aroma. Dark amber hue with an above average off-white frothy head that left wonderful lace. Taste is very sweet and bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft with a long finish. Overall a classic Barely Wine that is well balanced and very enjoyable. Very underrated imho. No frills or added flavors, just B Wine like itís supposed to be.
PorterPounder (4611) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Bull Run (Thomasville Rd) - 22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly murky medium copper with a thin off-white colored head, bit of lacing. Faint trace of nuttiness, spruce and cherries in the aroma. Flavor has some heavy malty undertones, a nice dose of raisins and dates, a touch of citrus bitterness and some molasses in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Good middle of the road Barley Wine.
kayres (210) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with no head. Sweet winey sherry aroma. Very sweet medium bodied English style. All malt with the hops barely detectable on the ens
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