Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can thanks to Jackl. Hazy dark brown, large dense fizzy brown head, decent retention. Aroma of toffee, lots of fruits, green, herbal hops. The taste is strong toffee, vanilla, herbal, piney hops, nuts. Medium bodied, boozy, low carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at RBWG í15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich dark fruits, spice, caramel, light plum, toffee, figs.
Taste comprises sticky toffee pudding, booze strokes, sweet notes, caramel fudge, dates, fruit cake.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Solid barley wine.
Leighton (17470) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Thanks! Pours unclear amber-brown with a creamy tan head. Piney hops in the nose, some leaves, caramel, old fruits, fig. Medium sweet flavor with some bitter earth, brown sugar, leaves, grainy bread, toffee. Medium to full bodied, moderately chewy, with fine carbonation. Finishes with light alcohol warmth, sugary malts, toast, toffee, earth, pine and ripe, lightly dried out fruits. Good one.
rdixon77 (2024) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at RBWG. Barley wine in a can. Brown pour. Big caramel, prune, toffee. Okay stuff.
GenDV138 (5254) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, toffee. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, light roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
SudsMcDuff (7736) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had a few times before, never really got into it .. prune juice, mild foam .. . mild mannered mouth .. light chewy raisins and plum toffee .. a rather muted barleywine .. . .the proper form of address for Australians: "For Christís sake, not in the sink".
jtclockwork (13276) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 Can. Pours caramel brown. Nose/taste of toffee, dark fruit and caramel. Medium body.
chinchill (3889) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Feel: medium body; good carbonation; a bit hot.
Plenty of dark soaked fruits in the nose.
O: decent, but poorly hidden alcohol. Would probably benefit from aging.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2016 Tasted during RBWG grand tasting. 12oz can. Hazy brown red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Nice earthy hoppy aroma, english toasty biscuity bready malt. Moderate sweet taste, bigger bitter. Alcohol works well. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Dry finish. This stuff is awesome. Great balanced barleywine.
Older, misplaced rating from 6/12/14: 12oz can, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Dark red brown color. Thin ring of khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Looks solid. Dark fruity, light spicy aroma. Toasty malt. Some tobacco notes. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet, light nice alcohol warmth. Medium to bigger body. Solid, complex, maltier barleywine. Alcohol works very well. Good bitterness counterbalances the beer very well. I expected much more sweetness for this big of a beer, there is very little of that. Big beers in a can are always fascinating to me.. Would love to take this one backpacking (weight efficiency!). 8/4/8/4/15
SHIG (4380) - 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.