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.
Sledutah (4065) - 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
mverity (232) - 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 didnít 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.
pdx77 (928) - 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.
Maverick34 (2013) - 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.
EcnarM (46) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am usually not as big of a fan of barley wines, but this one was a decent experience.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HIGHB4LL (224) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 2013 bomber. Appearance: medium light tan head that diminishes quickly, amber red, clear. Aroma: light vinegar, leather, herbs, floral, cereal, leaves, spruce. Palate: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish that lasts. Taste: sweet and tart front, sweet lessens, tartness transitions into bitterness. Overall, very unique, but not what I look for in a barley wine.
bubblehouse (192) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. Nice aroma but taste just average. Lingers a little to long in the mouth.
Ed5388 (1598) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to John. Pours a crystal clear dark amber color with a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, grain, old citrus, and booze. Taste is grainy, with notes of sweet caramel, toasted malt, and old citrus.
jrodooo5 (770) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cool garnet pour w/ a thin tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is subtle - soft caramel malt. The taste is dominated by a semisweet malt flavor w/out any bitterness which makes the beer quite smooth while leaving a little to be desired in the flavor department. Pretty good overall tho!
snoworsummer (1480) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours murky ruby brown with a bubbly off white head. Tastes very sweet, sugary, like raisins, honey, ash, syrup. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells sweet, ashy, and like brown sugar.