Finhead (1111) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, deep copper pour with a very large and foamy, off-white head. The aroma has a spicy rye, wood ash, and soil. The full body has a slick texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet with some plum and red wine flavor.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBWG 2013 - Jacksonville. Pours clear ruby with a creamy, beige head. Sugary caramel on the nose with licks of alcohol. Medium to big sweet flavor with lightly dried caramel, some leafy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming to finish with dry earth and leaves, more caramel, some dried fruits. Not bad.
Bif (1295) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a cloudy brown color with a tan head and decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, herbal, a hint of alcohol and of course some rye. Taste is somewhat fruity, caramel sweetness and bit of brown sugar. Moderate bitterness with a fairly clean finish. Medium body, smooth, a slight grainy texture, with a feel of the 9% ABV. Nice Barley Wine.
jdb288 (342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with Strykezone. Rye malt hits you in the nose and the mouth. Sweet, heavy, delicious. Some cane sugar type of sweetness. Love it.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, rye and a hint of hop resin. The flavor is tropical fruit, citrus, malts, mild rye, hop resin and a bitter/dry/mildly tangy finish. Decent although didnít get much barley-wine characteristics in this.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle shared by beastiefan2k @RBWG-JAX-lt tan-dk copper. A-sweet med malt-caramel, rye. T-sweet med malt-caramel, rye, earthy hops.
deyholla (5968) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear dark wooden brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a strong rye note with some toffee and dark grains. Flavor starts with rye and light bitterness then finishes with a light toffee note.
musinj6 (377) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark, murky brown with 1 finger head leaving moderate lacing. Tastes of caramel, roasty malt very rich if a touch too sweet up front. Tapers off into a heavy herbal hop flavor. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little chewy. Long bitter finish. Barley Wines arenít my thing usually, but this one is pretty good.
gmellison (368) - Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen. Pours a dark amber. Aroma is burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet and caramely with a smokey finish.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Big rich, rye/caramel malty, thick sweet malty, spicy/herbal hoppy, a bit boozy aroma. Light bubble, chewy rich malty, somewhat boozy, dull, papery, herbal/woody hoppy flavor. Not my favorite and kind of strong but not horrible.