Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 vintage. Damn this has gotten pretty good with age. Hazy purple pour with decent offwhite big bubble head and semisticky lacing. Sweet raisin molasses nose with mellow yeast character. Flavor is more fruity. Plum, raisin, currants, bitter almost astringent finish, but that must be the old hops. this actually gets a little worse the more I drink it. Some medicinal bandaid notes as it warms. a little oxidized, but i guess thatís my own fault. still, pretty tasty bw.
gorditoabd (606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from local bottle shop in Arlington, VA. Pours brownish-orange semi-translucent with almost no head... What there is is so minimal as to make me wonder about the carbonation. Aroma is rich and sweet of caramel, nuts, wood, and dry malt. Taste is dry, subdued, and sweet. Nuts, toffee, and a mild bitterness that balances everything out. ABV is EXCEPTIONALLY well hidden. A nice, smooth, brew.
savnac (2353) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from beernbourbon. Clear amber with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel, flowers, citrus and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet bready, caramel malt with some bitter american hops and a light alcohol heat. Medium body with soft carbonation and a sweet, bitter finish. Nice American style Barley wine, a bit sweet but still very enjoyable.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful ruby-copper body with a lasting ring of beige-light khaki colored head. Aromas of toffee, pine, some citrus notes. Flavor is toffee, subtle pine and lemongrass. Finish is that toffee again with a tough of bitterness and dryness that fade.
ontbeermaker (2149) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with same label as pictured, thanks for the share, it tasted of your typical barley wine with nice notes of currents and dates, it had a funny bitterign bite at the back but it was pretty decent stuff.
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at dark lord day. Thanks a lot for the share. Poured light brown with small head. Not a lot of hops coming through but a little grassy/floral bite to it at the end. I enjoyed this a lot. Would have again.
jkwood04 (2904) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Looks dark. Aroma of roasted malts, a little smokiness, and some strong floral hops. Flavor more like a hoppy porter than a barleywine. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010
Fruit and hop aromas. Bronze coloured fruity and strong in alcohol with a hint of bitterness in a full malt finish.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unfiltered brown,minimal head. smells like a barleywine.taste of mollasses and brown sugar. Average mouthfeel. Not so drinkable or interesting.Tomthompsonís bottle.
Velkyal (270) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich mahogany, with a tight tan head. The nose is lots of malt sweetness, molasses, caramel and touches of chocolate. The same flavours dominate the taste and being very smooth with superbly integrated alcohol makes it very nice.