Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, amber-gold colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige, head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of creamy lacing. Aroma is sweeter caramels with some butterscotch and raisin-dark fruits. Some maple syrup sweetness, dates, and orange citrus pines. Flavor is similar. Lots of creamy, sweeter caramels and toffee up front with a good amount of dark fruits. Hops balance nicely though and present themselves more in the flavor than aroma. Oranges and pines with a bit of an earth as the hops dry this out with a moderate bitterness while leaving a balanced caramel sweetness. Just a light alcohol warmth before leaving a lengthy aftertaste following a very creamy, fuller body and a soft, light-moderate carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable barleywine. Not the most complex, but flavorful with a nice balance between the big malt backing and solid hop presence.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Special thanks to Kevin for bringing this to Craft Ale Houseís Tuesday Night Titans Beer Share Weekly event. This is a once in a lifetime beer, as I know Iíll never get to Texas (thank my lucky stars). Poured dark straw toward copper, minimal head. Nose was heavy malt, mils fusels, hops, Tasted caramel malty, fruity, with some heat and oaky notes. Too light to be a barleywine, this one was like a fruity old ale.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a thin retaining white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is sweet caramel/brown sugar-medium malt, dark fruit-plum, some earthy hops. As it warms up pineapple and citrus.
cwsample (120) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very clear, reddish brown color, white head. Smells slightly sour. Tastes slightly sour, a little hops. Alcohol isnít apparent, despite the ABV.
Flicka (19) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I smelled hops at first but after a few sips, the caramel smell is more prevalent. Red-orange color. White head. Lingering taste on the back of the tongue. Taste is on the bitter side, more hoppy, but still a nice overall flavor. Slighty creamy.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color/ white head. Sharp caramel, spicy sweet pit fruit aromas. medium bodied. Good sharp caramel, pit fruit, dark raison, mild spicy booze flavors.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper with a moderate off-white head. Light Malt and caramel aroma with citrus from the hops. Light malt flavor with strong citrus hops. Medium-heavy body with Alcohol burn. Nicely done double IPA.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours amber with an ivory head. Mild caramel aroma. Thick body. Creamy smooth. Big alcohol burn. Big orange citrus rind. Nice long green hop finish. Lots of caramel. Big burning finish. I really like this. Best beer here.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in San Antonio.
Pours a clear golden apricot amber orange color with light golden amber orange hues when held to a light source and a frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.
Sweet malty aroma that isnít very leathery with a very prominent earthy hop presence and a touch of alcohol sweetness. Hints of pine needle and citrus fruit. Not the traditional aroma expected from a strong ale/barleywine but itís still nice and hoppy.
Medium bodied with a sweet caramel malt presence, a touch of alcohol warmth and a prominent dry earthy hop character. It does have some nice earthy pine hop flavor expected from an American Strog Ale/BW but none of the strong overpowering heat and leathery malt flavor. Decently balanced and pretty easy to drink. One of the better offerings I had at Blue Star.
6ROW (391) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper pour with a small white head . warming aroma and taste , taste is of sweet raisin.