Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok barleywine, it was fun to drink because it was the first one from Kansas for me.
ContemplateBeer (1613) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at St. Matt’s brewpub. Aroma: Very malts, toffee, almonds, tootsie roll chocolate. Appearance: Dark cola brown with a creamy tan head. Flavor: Lighter than the nose; added roast character; mainly chocolate toward the finish. Palate: Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: A solid Barleywine in the English tradition.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
December 2006 vintage. Pours to a clean deep brown mahogany body with a lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of sherry and barleywine. The flavor is a really smooth deep toasted malt with some sherry, hops (surprisingly), and caramel. If anything, this beer is good with 7 years of age on it. The palate is creamy and smooth. No hint of 11%.
TheEpeeist (3415) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The opener for this year’s 7th annual US Open/Father’s Day barleywine tasting with my friend Dan and my two daughters. Cloudy garnet brown with tan froth. Nose is caramel, toffee and apple. Medium body with a sharp tang. Taste is apple cider, lemon zest and caramel. More English than American; solid.
jtclockwork (9077) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cola brown. Off white head. nose and taste of resin, pine, sticky caramel, sweet malt and dried dark fruits. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Finishes malty resin.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14th March 2011
Hazy red - amber beer, short pale tan head. Malt and fruits on the nose along with some unexpected herb. Semi dry palate. Mild malt and somewhat spicy alcohol. A little generic fruit and then bitter bubblegum. Bitterish aftertaste. Not bad but the bitter bubblegum starts to grate.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish with a small, off-white head. Aroma is a nice blend of sweet caramel and citrus hops. Moderately sweet flavor of caramel and citrus/pine hops. Finishes with more caramel and pine hops. A little simple but smooth, tasty and well balanced.
ben4321 (4260) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 8/13/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly malty and sweet, lots of caramel, some light alcohol, fruit notes, and wood
Appearance: It pours out of the glass with WAY too much head. It is a clear caramel-orange colored beer with a huge (a good 4 fingers of) foamy, beige head, and some foamy, bubble, scatteredly coating lace
Flavor: It tastes heavy malty and mid-plus sweet, with lots of caramel, and some later alcohol flavors
Palate: The body is rather full, it has a lively carbonation, a good amount of heat, and some light dryness
It takes a while, but once that massive head finally starts to fade, you can actually try the beer. After that point, I found something that was at least worth trying. It is probably a bit overrated, it was fine I guess, but certainly nowhere close to a top of notch example of the style.
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy caramel with scant, tan head / Big nose of caramel, sour malt, dark fruit, and chocolate / Medium body, sufficient carbonation despite the absence of head, modestly sweet, malty but with good, biting hop balance, with a touch of heat on the bitter finish / Flavors of brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, date, fig, grapefruit, cut pine, and wood? / Some flaws, but really good. Is this wood-aged?
phaleslu (6951) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from the St. Matthew’s brewery. Picked this up in 2009 or 2010, can’t remember which. Pours a hazy, deep amber-plum color with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of caramel, plums, raisins, figs, brown sugar, tobacco, and fruitcake. Flavor of raisin bread, caramel, tea, tobacco, cookies, brown sugar, figs, and nuts. Medium-bodied with low carbonation and a sweet, fruity, malty mouthfeel. Way better than expected. Great American barley wine.