Cybercat (3332) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust aroma is crisp and malty with an overtone of fresh oak and a fairly firm alcohol bite. Pours a dark honey-amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent wheat head. Richly malty flavor has an oaken note, an edgy alcohol bite, and hints of hops, caramel and vanilla. Texture is smooth and firm, though lacking in fizz - but experience says that barleywines as a rule ain’t fizzy. Enough of this, and you will be an old knucklehead. ;0)
SSSteve (3773) - - FEB 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. No 13. clear orange with a small white head. malty toffee with vanilla and oak. sweet aroma. flavor has vanilla up front with oak. nice and sweet with loads of malts and only enough hops for backing. not the huge west coast BW i was expecting. really enjoying the vanilla oak character in this one. medium body.
dinkle50 (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red put with a thin head that fades quick. No lace. Aroma of oak and cherry. Hints of candy. Taste is strong and full of vanilla, cherry and wood. Creamy mouth and very drinkable for 9.2%. A fine beer for the style.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber colored. Sweetness, vanilla, creaminess, alcohol, warm brown sugar malts.
bpreo (1615) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012-2013 season. No. 013. Aged in Oak. Vanilla, toffee, and cherry. 9.2% alc.
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a clear amber with a small tan head, and very good lacing.
smell is of barley, some wood, malt, and a little sweetness.
taste is creamy, warm, barely, toffee, and some oak. ends smooth.
Fatehunter (1219) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No. 013 Bottling from a 22 oz bottle.
Thin head on a hazy, copper colored body.
The aroma is rich and deep: grain, bread and woody, like oak.
The taste is complex. It starts out woody, deep malt sweetness, bitterness in the middle, finishes candy sweet.
Smooth texture, low carbonation and heavy body.
A complex and deeply flavorful beer.
pdx77 (1373) - Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at St. Johns Winter Beer Festival. Definitely tame for a barleywine, with a mellowed hop presence. Pleasing malt taste though.
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Holiday Ale Fest 2012... Poured deep amber with a beige head. Dark malts and noticeable hops on the nose. Some bitterness with leafy, herbal, earthy hops and a thick malt sweetness. A little drying towards the finish. Not much of an oak presence in this oak aged version. Still, a nice barleywine.