Maverick34 (2588) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 bottle. Clear reddish brown pour foany head. Not much aroma. Slight musty. Yeasty syrup. Biting finish.
cgarvieuk (17313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee nose bah ... Sweet malts ... big soft caramel toffee ... dry roast ... sweet toffe ... not me at all
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep rust-orange with a tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, cocoa, caramel, canned mandarin, bread and a bit of roast. Taste is broiled grapefruit, hop bitterness, orange hard candy, a little dried fruit and roasty malt. Finishes slightly sweet. Nothing too exciting here, but still a nice barleywine.
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 22oz bottle pours a dark copper with an off white head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Taste is the same.
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Pours a clear copper, nice suprisingly long-lasting tan/caramel head. Smell is thick color, flowers, bit of earth. Flavor is tangier, more of a fruit presence, but still retains a hoppy presence. It is heavy but not overly boozy.
krumbum (704) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber brown color. Lasting white head. Light note of figs and raisins in the aroma. Nice bitter front that fades to mellow fig and raisin in the taste. It rinses clean leaving trace sweetness behind.
smaynard6000 (785) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep red with foamy tan colored head. Some pine and citrus notes in the aroma along with some biscuit. Hoppy flavor up front followed by some alcohol warming and a bit of diacetyl in the finish. Full bodied. Not the best barleywine I’ve ever had, but I like it.
Sledutah (6044) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery
Clear copper with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and woody. Flavors is sweet caramel, malty and woody
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Lucky Labrador for the 17th Annual Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Murky amber color. Aroma is citrus and plum, with a hint of caramel. Taste is candi sugar, prune, citrus hop bitterness, and sweet malt. Finish is fairly boozy, with a note of oxidation.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear red-amber with a fair amount of tan head. Fair lacing and good legs. Head didn’t hold all that well though. Aroma is of sweet toffee malts, earthy hops, and a bit of oak-like wood. High carbonation and medium body give it a pretty enjoyable mouthfeel. Taste follows aroma very closely.