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.
swesson (183) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a 4 pack. Pours a dark Amber with an off-white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma contains caramel, pine, and plum. Tastes of roasted malt, raisins and plum. Not as much alcohol taste as most barley wines which is a good thing.
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bigguns22 (629) - Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma is malty and tones of candied fruit. A very nice mouth feel soft and cream with lite carbonation. Maybe a little to easy to drink a 10% abv. A sweet beer but like the burnt caramel on a good pineapple upside down cake. Over all a great beer.
Ferris (3011) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Sweet caramel and vinous. Clear copper with a beige thin head. Lots of sweet caramel, little bitterness and a nice finish. Quite nice.
AWISLguy (1178) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru, cellar aged 4 months poured into my New Holland tulip. I really need to get an alternative that is a big larger. Pours a brownish amber with a white head, that lasts and lasts. Many streaks and some spots of lace on swirling. Aroma is of sweet malts and fruits, with a bit of nuttiness. And alcohol. Taste brings mostly sweet fruits, tangy pine, light nuttiness, a significant malt presence and some effervescence. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes sweetly fruity, with earth and nuts. A solid, tasty fruity-for-style brew.
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craigís tasting. Pours brown, sweet toffee, sugary, caramel, fruity.
jesperhammer (2838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18-MAY-2014, bottle @home, from Whole Foods, P Street, Washington DC.
Clear mahogany with lasting, lacing, off-white head.
Malty with bread, dried fruit, nuts. Not hoppy as some American Barley Wines. Full body, medium carbonation. Fine drink, though.
NeoHippie2 (928) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red/amber pour with a small off-white head. Aromas of sweet malts with notes of dark fruits. Flavor is similar, really nice maltiness to this one. Notes of raisins and even a touch of fig. Abv is well-hidden. Solid barleywine.
scooterbub (815) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish-brown with a one inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, toffee, citrus, hops, pine, fruit and some resin. Has a nice malty aroma. Has a medium body with some warming notes. Easy to drink and a nice barleywine.
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
yellowish head. clear medium copper colour. decent medicinal nose which is dominant. Sugary&sappy.
cgarvieuk (14025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee nose bah ... Sweet malts ... big soft caramel toffee ... dry roast ... sweet toffe ... not me at all