gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Ginger Man (NYC), on January 29, 2012
Clear pale golden color, white head. Sweet, apple, alcohol, hints of almond paste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Gut warming alcohol. Sweet, dried dark fruits, dates, alcohol scent.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(sample at the 2012 Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee) really a wheat wine not a barley wine. I’m not a huge wheat beer fan, but this was excellent. Deep gold/amber with white head. Wheat/yeast aroma. Rich malt/yeast flavors with Belgian yeast. Dry finish. There was some flavor I couldn’t quite identify that really nailed it.
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Golden with fair, creamy, white head / Clean, resinous, almost medicinal, nose / Medium to full body, hint of sweetness, grain-lager character, with moderately dry, hot, finish / Chemical flavors of smoke, grain, resin, and honey / Poor. Drinks more like an imperial pils.
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly clear golden amber with small white head leaves minor lacing.... Sweet dry spicy aroma, reminds me more of a Belgian strong golden than a barley wine... Dry strong medium full bodied, a little anise, alcohol aroma and taste, light vanilla kinda bland alc is present
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Tyler’s. Amber with a white head. Nose is super peaty, light smoke, booze, toffee, ash. Flavor is also full of smoke
And peat. Wow. Almost like
Drinking a scotch.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a slightly hazy cider color with a chestnut hue and an off-white head that dissipates completely. Aroma is full of light but sweet fruit backed by caramel and a slight hint of flora. Flavor is quite sweet as well with sweet fruit and grains with a hint of floral bitterness in the finish.
Jow (2086) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sweetgrass Grill while wasting time during oil change. Pours gold with white head. Tastes of tropical fruit candy, citrus, wheat slight booze. Not what I was expecting from this one
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a crystal clear golden hue with a lasting white head that attributes good lace to the beer. Aromas are grainy, alcohol, caramel, bready, mild fruit and esters. Flavors show case a very nice malt complexity, bready, toasty, biscuity, mild caramel perhaps? Decently up front with the alcohol, minimal hops, light fruit esters. Pretty dry for a big barleywine. Creamy carbonation, medium to full bodied and warming.
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the gingerman Plano. Pours a light amber with a think white head. The aromas are white grapes, old closet. The mouthfeel is sweet and slightly dry with a heavy body. Cheers!
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a ruby red color with a small off white head. Aroma was lots of yeasty notes, light spices, and alcohol. Flavor was very sweet, light fruit,, yeast, seemed more belgian style to me, and alcohol. Meh.