GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful ruby pour with fluffy white head--one of the prettiest colors of beer. Nice warming, malty aroma. Crisp flavors, malt backbone and spicy hops. Alcohol flavor comes through more as it warms. This is really nice.
boozedude (1614) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber sdhared with mike at club w, clear dark red pour with fruity alcohol aroma, taste is fruit, carmel and some bandaid
v8powered (123) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle: Amber color with white head. Lots of floating yeast in this one. Seems pretty sweet and may need to be aged a bit longer. Smooth malt with balanced hops. Good contender in the class but nothing that will blow your socks off.
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Djstein (2) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very boozy, not as malty as I would expect from a barleywine. Carmal notes. Beautiful pour.
WanderinCelt87 (132) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely dark copper with white head. Has a wonderful roasted malt aroma. Has a very sweet taste with a subtle bitterness.
Chudwick (1782) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Advent beer #11 - 12oz bottle with a 2013 date on it. clear for the style. Nose is new shoe smell. Sip adds caramel, herbal hops, and a little citrus. balanced taste-wise. Not what I expect from a barley wine, but a decent beer nonetheless.
cbfobes (2152) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 vintage, poured from bottle, pours a clear dark amber red with an off white head and spotty lacing, aroma is pretty sweet, decent amount of caramel and dark fruits, a little hot on the nose as well, the flavor is overly sweet on the front end, tons of caramel and fruits, the finish is sweet as well with a little bit of the burn from the alcohol, kind of a funny mouthfeel, maybe this would be a different a little down the road, but this one fresh is just really hot and sweet, meh.
ajnepple (1666) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from Evergreen Discount, vintage 2010, poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Caramel colored and cloudy with a small tan head and light lacing. The aroma is caramel malts, fruity esters, brown sugar, light alcohol, vanilla, wood and earth. Similar flavor adding milk chocolate, leather, medium plus sweetness and light bitterness. Nice full body with a creamy, smooth mouth feel and low carbonation. A little sweet, but itís pretty mellow and seems to have aged quite well. Overall, a rich, malty and semi-sweet barley wine that gets better with age. Cellarable for at least 3-4 years. Easily the best thing Iíve ever tasted from Boulder Beer Co.
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a party. Snifter. Pours a golden apple cider looking with a thin white head. Some lacing. Aroma was odd with booze, malts, sugars and spices. Taste was similar. Kind of a weird mix of flavors that didnít seem to tie all together. Medium to full body. Finish was boozie and some barrel. Medium carb. Not my favorite Bwine.
Dr_MedievAle (107) - USA - NOV 15, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light amber in color with an off-white and foamy head. Smells of Oktoberfest malts, with some floral hops. Tastes like an IPA sweetened with Robitussin. Did they age this in Robitussin bottles? Thin mouth feel. Strange beer. Glad I didnít pay for this.