sloshgator (544) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask & Larder American Barleywine is a decent specimen of the style with a smooth finish. Nice light malty aromas with a bit of hop character. Cloudy orange pour with a decent head. Taste is malty with some hop character with a smoothness that belies its high alcohol content. Careful, this one will sneak up on you! The experience is similar to a double IPA but not as much hop character. Finish is pretty clean with some herb notes. American Barleywine is a pleasant quaff but pretty much cuts down on any follow-up (unless you have ride home.:)
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight pour at the brewpub. Reddish-amber and served with a good thick off-white head. Rich and malty stuff with sharp resinous hops and some butterscotch notes. There’s a slight tropical/citrus zest deep down that adds an interesting element. Full-bodied, slick, sweet, and a bit sticky. Dry finish with quite a bit of bitterness kicking in. The 11% doesn’t hide; it’s good but glad I only had 4 ounces this time.
SHIG (3925) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Poured a burnt orange copper with little bubble head. Aroma is strong alcohol and hops. Taste is boozy with nice hoppiness and sweet sticky malts.
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
retaining thin lt tan-amber. A-pineapple, lt malt. T-sweet pineapple/pine hops, lt/med malt. Slick mouthfeel. 3.8
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent brownish gold on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is hoppy pine up front that falls to sweet maltiness. Taste is maltier than the nose, nice hop notes still though, a bit of boozy sweetness, but no real burn. This is an awesome barleywine.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice although a little watery for a barley wine. Nice aroma and color. Had it at the brewpub.