Lowe1983 (1309) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an Amber color with an offwhite head. Aroma is of caramel malts and floral hops. Flavor is caramel malts, floral hops and some alcohol warming.
wlajwl (3344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is mildly sweet malts, fruits and slightly perfumed. The flavor is fruit/berries, heavy malts, mild sweetness and a mix of alcohol and mild hoppiness in the finish.
quiznoaz (307) - Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy, light brown pour, just a touch of head, but it lasts a long time, almost like little islands. Malty, aroma, with an almost burnt butter sweetness. Sweet malt, alcohol burn, flavor sticks to your tongue a while. Iím still not big on the style I guess.
FelixNvrFades (6) - - FEB 4, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty scarlet with finge widthís worth of light tan head. Smells a bit heady with fruit and malt aromas, very pleasant. Lovely notes of Belgian candi sugar, molasses and oak undertones with mild heat from the 10% ABV status. Clean finish that lingers perfectly. Not my favorite barleywine but worth trying! 4 packs move quickly.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Rodmanís or Chevy Chase Wine, D.C. (canít remember which). Somewhat opaque pour, deep copper, with a modest carbonation still hanging around. What was once a very boozy nose is now muted, toffee and leather like an old ale almost, whereas this one is pretty aggressive when young. Dried fruits, loads of sugar, but enough hops still in there for balance. Not being in much of a barleywine mood these days, Iíd probably not seek this out too quickly. But itís a solid example of the style.
closey22 (576) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber, no head; typical aroma, def barleywine- balanced malt+hop- flava is sweet yet dry; finishes tangy-sweet & hoppy-dry; love this style! This particular beer is average per style. A bit flat
bnielsen13 (179) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/Amber with a thick off white head. Carmel, molasses, candied sugar aroma. Brown sugar, maple, malty, toffee flavor. Pretty good barleywine.
oRos (840) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer Sacramento. Color is dark red/amber. Aroma is sweet. Taste is toasty and has lots of dark fruits.
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am not a master of the barley wine.. but Iím learning.. first taste is a little strong and comlicated. As I drink down this glass a little more furor flavor comes out in the taste. A little heavy on the palate. So grading on my own liking and taste.
boxofrane (1718) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma Is minimal but has a bit of caramel. The taste has some hop bitterness with a big caramel sweetness. Not bad at all.