wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 5/13/12 from a waxed and capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil quite a long time ago. Pours clear but dull dark amber with a thin beige head that slowly recedes to very thin lace. The nose is classic barley wine, with tons of caramel, toffee, honey, and milk chocolate, with a nice touch of roasted bitterness. The flavor starts off very nicely with tons of sweet caramel, maple, toffee, and honey up front, but before moving to the bitterness, a cardboardy oxidized flavor. The body is full with light carbonation and a long, unfortunately, oxidized finish, with the caramel taking a back seat.
altonbrownd (5166) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers and Cheers. Dark red amber body with medium head. Nose is sweet, caramel, spicy. Taste is caramel, toffee, anice, malts. Nice prickly texture. Smooth finish.
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle, somewhat muted nose, light carbonation and some lingering lacing. Really nice moouthfeel. Taste is enjoyable yet not explosive. Some dark fruits and minuscule amount of residual hoppiness lead to a nice balanced brew with no alcohol burn. Would rebuy but not seek out
sudomorph (1029) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bomber. Pours a clear ruby caramel with a thin, film head and mild sediment. Aroma has nice, slightly sweet notes with bread, caramel, toffee, slight vanilla, faint citrus, pine, and resin. Taste is balanced but a touch sweet with notes of bread, caramel, faded pine, resin, citrus, toffee, and a drawn out, bready caramel ending. Medium-full body with a medium, frothy carbonation. Mildly syrupy texture. Overall a nice, bready, fruity Barley Wine with lots if caramel, sugar, toffee, and smooth hops.
revoltingblob (45) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 oz bottle. Pours a dark Ruby garnet. Very pretty. Tiny head with no lacing. Nose is robust hops with some sweetness underneath, candied fruit, figs, toffee. Palate is nice hop bitterness, more candied fruit,toffee, raisins. Very nice. Mouth feel is a tad dry with nice balance of hop bitterness and sweetness. Despite the tacky label this was a very nice beer. I dig it.
guzzler67 (1643) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, rust colored appearance with a small, off white head and light lacing. Aroma of ripe fruit, rum, toffee and wheat bread. Flavor got off to a sweet malt start before the graininess and alcohol become more distinct. Ripe fruit wove in and out of the boozy aftertaste. Medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel. Carbonation seemed too pronounced for a barleywine. Long lasting finish.
BrewBrain (135) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent dark amber pour. Very malty caramel nose. Caramel malts, alcohol, decent hop finish. Quite drinkable.
Voodoo (531) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky deep amber with a white head which lingers.....aroma of raisin, plum, slight earthiness.....taste is booze, plum, raisin, heavy malt, finishing with booze.
GenDV138 (5242) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Clear golden orange with off-white head, some sediment floaters. Aromas of caramel, aged hops, floral notes, malt. Tastes of floral notes, malt, biscuit, syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (6843) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of caramelized malt and some citrus. Amber pour with good head and lacing. Sweet and tangy finish. Bottle shared at tasting.
Travlr (19903) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very slightly hazy deep amber color. Aroma of candied caramel, light pine. Taste is bittersweet pine. More hoppy than your usual barleywine.