Theydon_Bois (12065) - 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.
rdixon77 (1433) - 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 (2861) - 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 (6634) - .....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 (10428) - , 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 (2755) - 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 (8151) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SHIG (3868) - 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 (7059) - 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)
Overheard: "Who has cheese curds?!?"
Beardaxe (293) - - 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.