SHIG (3670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to jcartamdg shared at Anchorage Dec í14 Tasting: Poured murky brown with jello light brown head. Aroma was hoppy and malty. Taste was sweet toffe/caramel malt, some alcohol/hops burn, and sugary finish.
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6597-20140815] Can. Roasted fig wood aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Fruity roasted wood plum flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
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Beardaxe (267) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a can into snifter. Pours a very dark brown/almost black. Moderate head. Strong hoppy aroma with some fruit (pineapple?) mixed in. I would not quite call this a barleywine. Though I'm not sure what I would call it. It's quite hoppy, yet also has the roastiness of a porter. Lurking behind all of that is the toffee chewiness of a barleywine. Its all quite interesting and complex, but not as harmonious as I would like. The mouthfeel is a bit rough around the edges too. I would love to try this after some aging.
BMMillsy (1526) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours insanely thick from the can, dark brown amber, with a big creamy khaki head. Big brown sugar aroma, lots of figs, sweet toffee maltiness, and some hay. Flavor is sweet toffee and biscuity malts, some brown sugar and figs, light grassy hop notes, very sweet and rich. Huge body here as expected from
CCB. Not mind blowing by any means but solid and rich, and my first canned barleywine.
dchmela (2686) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the cider room. Dark brown pour with a dark tan head. Roasted grain, caramel and huge hop bitterness aroma. Huge bold caramel roasted grain taste. Awesome.
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Pours dark brown with copper highlights and a small, creamy, latte head. The aroma shares loads of dark, dried fruit - figs and dates - alongside fragrant oloroso sherry and deep-roast coffee. Full-bodied and silky with laid-back carbonation. Big, hearty, well-balanced flavor - dark sherry, dates, brown sugar and rindy hops. Lengthy, lightly bitter, dry finish. Very pleasant surprise. Can courtesy of burg326
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed ruby amber with a thin yellow head. Big oxidation, prune, plum, malt. Sticky malt prune. Long bitter finish.
Damico (2694) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick brown amber with a sandy beige head. Aroma brings sweet malts typical of the style, a bit perfumey without being too resiny and a bit of booze. The flavor brings malty thick notes, not too syrupy with some light bitterness. Pretty smooth for such a high ABV.
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-08-15. Dark brown body with a nice beige head. 3+ Aroma of malt, caramel notes, toasty malt and alcohol. Flavour is sweetly malty throughout, lightly bitter in the finish. 7++ Smooth medium bodied palate, average carbonation. Decent, seems fairly simple. Can at Campground Brewdown
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can shared at Campground Brewdown. Hazy dark brown body with small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, plum, some brown sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, plum, caramel, some grapefruit. Sticky full body, low carbonation.