gkeh (192) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, dark, unfiltered copper color. It has a minimal head. The aroma is sweet caramel battling with bitter hops. The taste is more of the same: piney and citrus hops paired with sweet caramel malts. Full bodied, this is a very good one.
s_hartshorne (1231) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask midlands tasting group. Good orange colour thin head. Aroma is caramel malts topical fruits taste is same some pine. Nice body. Very good
RichTheVillan (2744) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group via Mikkeller online shop; cloudy orange pour with a tiny beige head, very tropical hop aroma, taste has citrus, tangerine, pineapple, mango backed up with some caramel sweetness.
baraciisch (1807) - USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant reddish amber in color... Aroma of pineapple, tropical fruits, caramel, toffee... Flavor is caramel, toffee, citrus hop dryness midway through, tropical notes on finish... Solid
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Indra (2607) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bottle, cellar aged for ~10 months. Powerful aroma of rich, deeply toasted caramel malts and a complex blend of fruit and hop tones, with notes of sweet brown sugar, toffee, citrus, pineapple, raisin, red apple skin and honeyed pear, some alcohol present here as well. Mostly clear dark red-amber in color with a lasting, fine, off-white head and plenty of fine lacing. Flavor profile is chock full of caramel malt sweetness, with a light floral and citrus complement, some peppery alcohol and a generous dosage of spicy hop bitterness and flavor, finishing with touches of vanilla and dried fruit. Warming thick and smooth on the palate with an appropriately huge body. This is exactly what it purports to be, a huge American Barleywine, and a very good example of one at that. Quite satisfying.
crajun (951) - , Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my fav style but this was enjoyable. Nice complex aroma of malt toffee and alcohol. Nice cloudy dark amber pour. Taste is similar to aroma As with most in this style this gets too cloying sweet and is just too much beer in one sitting. More I drink the less I like
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl bottles courtesy of oldmanriver at Hugi’s Homebrew Tasting. Pours a mid-unctuous orange honey colour. Characteristic US barley wine nose of concentrated pale malts, like citrus jelly concentrate, a distinct amped abv presence and loads of exotic dryhops: lime peel, wild honey, coniferous resin, going on artisanal hobby glue. Taste sees some of those aromas reappear in a well-balanced, pretty easy drinking, dryish sweet sipper. Straightforward, heavy like a liquid candied fruit sponge cake, brewed with apparent skill, but not what I generally reach for in a 10%+ beer.
Oldmanriver (45) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice American Barely Wine. Big resinous and citrus aroma, deep golden orange in color. Well achieved sweetness with a fantastic dry finish. Medium mouthfeel, alcohol is well hid in recipe. Nicely done
duganc (10) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This time you can look to other reviews for comments about malt and candy and fruit and what not. This is a big bitter boozy ABW. Mmm Mmm good. I like it.
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky dark amber with a medium tan head. Aromas of caramel, ripe apple, figs, dates, ripe peach, hay. Taste is caramel, raisins, figs, dates, ripe apple, peach with some nice pine and resin notes towards the end. Mouthfeel is almost creamy with medium carbonation.
AgentAle (637) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet crystal malts, light caramel and yeast. Taste is similar to the aroma with sweet malts, beligian sugar candy and molasses. Appearance is a clear brown/amber with a white head that retains fairly well.