KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - FEB 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NOSE Metal and alcohol, burnt sugar; APPEARANCE coper with sticky lacing and cafe au lait head; TASTE slightly bitter and sour, syrupy sweet, a bit cloying; PALATE long finish, big body, sticky texture, mild carbonation. I enjoyed it but the aroma was a bit off.
smaynard6000 (555) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep red with foamy tan colored head. Some pine and citrus notes in the aroma along with some biscuit. Hoppy flavor up front followed by some alcohol warming and a bit of diacetyl in the finish. Full bodied. Not the best barleywine I’ve ever had, but I like it.
penstemon (107) - - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep rust-orange with a tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, cocoa, caramel, canned mandarin, bread and a bit of roast. Taste is broiled grapefruit, hop bitterness, orange hard candy, a little dried fruit and roasty malt. Finishes slightly sweet. Nothing too exciting here, but still a nice barleywine.
Sledutah (4117) - 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 (254) - 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 didn’t 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.
EcnarM (56) - 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.
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krumbum (410) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber brown color. Lasting white head. Light note of figs and raisins in the aroma. Nice bitter front that fades to mellow fig and raisin in the taste. It rinses clean leaving trace sweetness behind.
Maverick34 (2059) - 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.
olr1984 (921) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 22oz bottle pours a dark copper with an off white head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Taste is the same.
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Pours a clear copper, nice suprisingly long-lasting tan/caramel head. Smell is thick color, flowers, bit of earth. Flavor is tangier, more of a fruit presence, but still retains a hoppy presence. It is heavy but not overly boozy.
pdx77 (1029) - 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.