bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear copper body with a small bubbly head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, toffee, peach, and vanilla. Flavor of caramel malt, grapefruit rind, and honey.
kevinsenn (1851) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC. Big boozy sweet taste. Caramel and bourbon. Pretty nice barley wine, but nothing out of the ordinary.
dogfish120love (1089) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy chestnut with a tan lacing around the rim. Heavy oak notes, with caramel, vanilla dark fruits and toffee notes.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper colored with faint lacing white head. Aroma is heavy with sweet dark fruits, esters, and a slight hint of warming booze. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a medium body. Overall great barleywine and very enjoyable.
TBone (15510) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @brewpub vintage 2012
Pitch black, small white head. Served too cold. Sweet vanilla, dark fruity aroma with chocolate and dark malts. Medium to full bodied. Bourbon, sweetness, alcohol, raisins, some bitterness. Lots of bourbon. Sipping beer. Good.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CBC when we stopped for a late lunch before Night of the Barrels. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white to beige head. Big and sweet, caramel, soft bitterness. Big and bitey, lots of warmth. Boozy, warming and toasty. Lots of malt, warm toast. Spicy, warm plums, toast. Very nice but definitely not for me. A touch too hot.
onceblind (6620) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--slightly hazy dark amber with a generous off-cream head. Aroma was sticky and assertive with lots of boozy toffee and malty syrup, with some cherries and raisins and a strong grassy hop presence. Flavor is big and full, with boozy toffee graininess, some grassy and piney assertive bitterness, a slight stone fruit tone, and finishing hoppy bitter and malty sweet. Aftertaste of piney bitterness. Really big palate and pretty complex.
adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2013. Pours a dark reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Light garbage, caramel, somewhat sugary aroma. The flavor also had a hint of veggies and garbage with other notes of toasted malts, sweetness, and light fruits. One of my least favorite beers of the fest.
Ratman197 (12544) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a hazy reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, earthinmess and tobaccvo. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and sherry with a smooth dry lingering sherry finish.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Big sweet toasted toffee. Brown sugar. Touch of boozy rum cake. Nuts. Figs. Okay. Too big and rich 2 me.
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. Flavor strong of the caramel malts. A pretty good barley wine.