Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color. Brown sugar, dried fruit and caramel in the aroma. I find the flavor to be very rich and well balanced, although it isnít as expressive as you would think it would be, considering itís an 11% barley wine. It has a very nice and well balanced vanilla, mocha and caramel flavor and the hops are pretty subdued, for the ibuís and hops used. The body is creamy and provides a nice mouth experience. Gotta say I like this beer. Wish another store besides Liquor Max stocked it, so I could stock up the cellar.
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Sweet buttery oakiness. Lots of caramelizatin. Great aroma. I don’t think this was barrel aged.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy boboski. Pours a caramel brown with almost no head. The aromas are somewhat mild. There wwas some dark fruit with a big malt background. Nice smooth caramel in the taste. Huge malt characters. Slightly bitter, especially in the finish. Not a very intense beer, and quite easy drinking. Pretty nice.
zdk (1854) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
arouma is doughy and yeasty. Brown pour. Pine and citrus hop profile, a bit creamy and boozey. Malt profile is sugary sweet and toffee. Pretty good.
GTAEgeek (1843) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Opaque brown, with a medium, tan head. The nose is caramel, earth, pine, and light licorice. Fairly sweet and malty, with a lot of bitterness. Heavy body, lightly astringent, syrupy, with a clean finish. This is pretty nice barley wine. Overly bitter, and a little thin, but not bad.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark hazed copper with red edges and tan thin head. Nose is fairy sweet with heavy malt component. A hint dusty and a faint green/herbal hop. Taste is strong berry, candied sugar, brown sugar, faint chocolate malt and a touch of toasted nut. Full bodied and solid carbonation, a bit chalky in the finish. Green hops and a light hop bitterness linger through the back end.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Translucent almandine body with a fading ring of bubbles. Nose-sweet, clean, crisp classic American barleywine nose. Taste-moderate sweetness with a very odd garbage juice finish. Spciy pepper, cherry, bitter hops, and alcohol. This beer does not utilize aroma and flavor hops like it should. This unbalance lets the sickly seetness take over and dominate, leaving a very nasty aftertaste.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 12oz. bottle from Aubrey. Pours out a light brown color with just a bit of opacity to it. A scant off-white head forms and fades out quickly leaving spotty lacing behind. Aroma is reminiscent of caramel, a hint of brown sugar. Hops donít really hit the olfactory. Medium bodied, a bit thin at times with a fairly forward alcohol presence. Towards the finish a moderate hop bitterness appears to balance the malt flavors initially present. Fair BW. Just lacking in some areas that make me take notice.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head, clear brown with minimal bubbles. Aroma is spicy, doughy, and sweet. Taste is malty, sweet, and with a big alcohol punch. Hops appear in the finish for a little bit. The beer was a little too hot for me, and somewhat one diminsional. Well made though.
neepsntatties (1698) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a bottle of this last night thanks to "hannont". Colour... clear, golden orange with no head. Nose... hoppy toffee, if there is such a thing! Palate... more hoppy toffee, slightly musty, golden sirop, dried stone fruits, medium length finish.