stantheman (362) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Central City brewpub. Itís a dark cloudy amber, served in a wine glass. Itís a pretty big fill; maybe 10 ounces. Oh! This is rich. Big dried fruit flavours up front. Malts are a bit in the background, but noticeable. Lovely!
Ferris (484) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Sweet caramel, dark fruit and a bit of sourness on the nose. Muddy reddish brown with a thin persistent head. Bitterness and raisin/prune with alcohol assault the palate followed by a lingering syrupy molasses and more rich fruit. Surprising clean finish. By no means sessionable but it won't be hard to finish a glass.
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GothGargoyle (565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Relatively clear light brown with virtually no head. Aroma is sugar, raisins. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a floral and slightly bitter and boozy aftertaste. Taste is burnt sugar, caramel. A little harsh. The barrel aged version is much nicer.
HenryXXX (175) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a rusty fairly clear brown. Almost looks like bourbon. The nose is molasses, raisin, vanilla and wood. The pallet is vanilla, oak, bourbon, sweet malt and finishes fairly boozy. This is a big flavored young beer and need some time to mature in a cellar.
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Ratman197 (7607) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, spice, prune and raisins. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, prune, molasses and light spice with a smooth lingering molasses finish.
RumRunner101 (380) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GCBF. Big, rich aroma of raisins, golden sugar, bread. Full bodied with tons of flavour - honey, vanilla, oak, grain, fig. Quite sweet and finishing slightly bitter. This is a big beer.
MrFecesious (324) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at alibi room. Deeply burnt, hazy amber. No cap. Aroma of alcohol burn, raisins/plum, caramel. My nose has a semi. LICORICE! A ton of licorice in the taste. Wood, caramel, and alcohol but, cripes, this is good malt here. I'm not disappointed.
Gerbeer (854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 Updated 2012. 650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brandy color with little head. Aromas of toffee and malts. Really nice balance for a barley wine. Brown sugar, toast, and malt flavors. Slightly warm. Very Nice
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The new Thorís Hammer has been done for a few years now but I always had trouble finding it, even getting shut out at the brewpub. Finally tracked it down at St. Augustineís. Cloudy amber-brown with no head. The aroma has a lot of malt, chocolate, hops, and a little bit of earth and fruit. There really is a lot going on here. Rich malty, with lots of earthy, woody hops as well. At this point, itís a straight up barley wine. A good one, but not as distinctive as I remember it.
asheft (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on tap at the Alibi room]
Excellent cereal grain aroma with some detectable hops. Dark orange/dark amber with a dotty white cover. Salty hops flavour together with sweet cereal malt. Excellently balanced dry yet sweet finish. Medium to full body, low carbonation, warming.