jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Spicy rye, alcohol, wet carpet aroma. A lot of spicy rye flavoring in this one. Spicy rye, bready, earthy, wet cat food flavors. Hmm, very much a spicy rye beer at a barley wine level alcohol. I donít think it works that well.
jdb288 (133) - 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 (3328) - 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 (10726) - 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 (5385) - 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 (358) - 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 (243) - 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.
adnielsen (7576) - 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.
Roonai (245) - - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by deyholla- thanks! pours opaque, rich mahogany with a rich yellow-brown head that dissipates to leave a film. nose is loads of bitter rye malts w a sweet molasses and almost tart hop character. rich and complex. taste is more molasses and bitter balance to to cut through the bareleywine character.
Indra (2530) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle. Aroma of sweet, toffeeish malt, earthy, faintly spicy rye and lightly piney hop, some dark bread, herbal tones and red apple skin in the background, perhaps a touch of medicinal alcohol as well. Dark red-brown in color with a fine, lasting, light tan head and some intricate lacing. Flavor profile is lightly fruity and sweet, more mild rye spice and tanginess here, with a touch of malt toast, brown sugar, citrus and pine, and showing a light-moderate amount of hop bitterness towards the finish. Relatively effervescent, active and somewhat sticky on the palate for the style, some definite warmth making itself known as well, and with a medium-full body. Could use a bit more integration, the components are all there but donít balance or flow as well as some other examples of the style. Still, not bad.
bhensonb (9829) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours darkly ruddy with a creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma is brown sugar with a touch of rye. Full bodied. Flavor is strong rye spice and strong hop. Seems earthy/spicy. Tho rye spice is in it. Flavors are strong. Not much, if any, heat. Nice drink.