phaleslu (9429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Keir- thanks, Keir! He said it was a 2007. Pours a deep, clear red-amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma had dark fruits, resin, caramel malts- simple and solid. The flavor was even more resinous, and coupled with a bitterness it suggested there was some hop character left; probably the alcohol, but I could be fooled. Caramel malts and dark fruits round it out. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a sticky, resinous mouthfeel. Good barleywine that apparently ages well.
KyotoLefty (9406) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nevitt. Spicy nose, cinnamon, caramel, raisin, apples, hops. Glowing amber, lace. Clear. Rather dry, caramel, dried fruit, sulfur, chocolate, cream.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of fishingnet.
pours orange, off white head.
Aroma picked up some bourbon like aroma, malt, caramel, sugar and spices.
Taste, some bourbon, vanilla, caramel malts coupled with some citrus hops and a faint wood presence.Some fine tasting beer.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red pour with white head, aroma and tastes include vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, with some bitter roast and some burnt caramel. Pretty good, standard malt-driven barley wine.
marcus (9238) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 2011 keg tapped at FredFest. Pours orange copper with a pretty beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor that starts bitter then turns sweet. Very strange, but tasty.
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 1999: 6.5 year old bottle. No head when poured. Rich and sweet nose, you can smell the oxidation easily, but itís not too much of a bad thing with this beer. Subdued overall, perhaps even a bit bland at times, with some light plums and light alcohol apparency.
2003: Deep copper brown. Nose of red wine, cedar, and strawberries, but loses a point for too strong of an alcohol aroma. A little thin initially on the tongue, with not too much carbonation but also not much alcohol present on the tongue, so the experience is all kind of mellow and soft. Mild cedar, allspice, oak, and cranberry flavors. Fairly weak on the tongue, and flavor-wise there is not anything which stands out to make a strong case.
douglas88 (8466) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a medium white head. A big malty sweet nose. The flavor is nutty, molasses, light heat, a bit of darker fruit. Very dry at times, some lingering malty toffee. Good. Very nice English style BW,
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Gillard. First Bridgeport rating for me, wow, Iíve been drinking their beers for years. Pours deep copper with tan head. The aroma is caramel, 90L crystal malts, some roasty malts, very faint dark fruity esters and growing alcohol heat. The taste feels a bit creamy and ushers in roasty 90L like crystal malts mixed with caramel and some pine hop bitterness that leans toward grassy. The alcohol begins to grow and starts to become distracting. I get zero barrel agedness in this beer even though the label clearly states it.
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottling # 12 .. ... quite upfront but smooth .. . abit thin in the mouth .. .taste is nicebut seems all over the place .. low bitterness .. "iíve been calling her krandell" .. . really seems alcoholic, . what would age do to this pup .. . seems to bypass the throat and pipes and goes right to the stomach! .. . . ískinny, crabby, catch ya laterí ...
gyllenbock (8027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Amber with a small head. Sweet with caramel, dried fruit, warming alcohol and hints of oak.