asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a generous off-white head on top. Aroma is cherries, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and golden raisins. Predominately sweet and malty. Taste is caramel, molasses, raisins, and apple. Very sweet not much of a hop profile. On the palate the beer is medium bodied with light carbonation. Slick mouthfeel upfront leading into some dryness. Warming alcohol at the end of the palate. The beer just falls flat. Not much of a flavor profile leaving it very muted across the board.
yumyum (220) - 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 (1008) - 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) - 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 (1639) - 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 (133) - 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 (526) - 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 (5077) - 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 (6741) - 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 (19434) - 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.
ghostbeer (66) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty and good. Strong and assertive. It was indicated that there were undertones of dried fruit...this was lost on me. I liked the warmth of this and liked the rich amber color. I also like the vintage date and plan on getting a vertical going.