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.
Gluepot (391) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big, light tan head with solid lacing on a dense, unfiltered orange/brown body. Taste profile starts with a nice boozy warmth with rich toffee, roasted malt and dark berries. Candied fruit and fresh hops boost and add to the flavour. The body is dense and rich. A slight syrupiness is well balanced by solid effervescence. A hint of sourness? My kind of barley wine.
altonbrownd (5412) - 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 (1065) - 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 (1650) - 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 (142) - 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 (545) - 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 (5661) - 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 (7219) - 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.