misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Brewery. Enjoyed it as part of their flight. Plenty of orange zest and grapefruity-ness. Suprisingly citric/hoppy for a barley wine, but very enjoyable overall. Best beer of theirs.
BVery (5438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazy orange amber pour with a small spotty head. Nice caramel boozy nose. Palate is too thin for the style, and it finishes bitter and not very malty. Kind of a miss here.
djd07 (2745) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy orange copper with small quickly diminishing head. The aroma is strong floral hop and toffee. Thick mouthfeel with strong booze upfront, bitter hop, and lingering bitter finish. Decent.
Steve_0 (2097) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Caramelly, citrusy, lightly bready, somewhat spicy, grassy, juicy hoppy, lightly spicy, and floral aroma. Taste is grassy, weedy, caramel, bread, honey, orange peel, grapefruit, spice, and ganja with a big bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad, but really just a double IPA, IMHO. Probably the best beer of the visit.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy, reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Somewhat zesty, fruity, strawberry, a bit citrusy, spicy hoppy, toasty malty aroma. Tangy, somewhat fruity, a bit watery, earthy, herbal hoppy, slightly spicy flavor. Bleh.
arminjewell (5581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the CO rare beer tasting 2012, hazy reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, rich bready, earthy malts, slight red wine but mainly focusing on the thick barley wine characteristics. Taste is similar, mainly some spice, earth, caramel, toffee, bready malts with a slight red fruit, leading into a hint of oak and white wine but gone fairly quick, finishing fairly sweet, slight booze.
marcus (5855) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark copper with a rich beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with some candi sugar and plenty of hop bitterness, but still pretty balanced.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from draught at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, malty, fruity, apricot scent. Malty, sweet, nice taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Very tasty.
RSRIZZO (1846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Crazy Mountain Brewing. Color is a honey gold with good carbonation and a thick tight head. Aroma of fresh hops. It has a bolder medium body that gives a smooth mouth feel. Flavor jumps strait to the hops with bold citrus and mild pine over a faint malt note. After taste is just bitterness. Overall as a Barley Wine its just too hoppy and bitter.
onceblind (3530) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Clear rusty golden, almost amber, with a thin foamy head. Aroma is pretty strong of rusty toffee, cherry, booziness, maybe a bit of tangerine and pear...complex barleywine aroma. Flavor itself falls a little short. Palate is a little light, and the taste has some boozy pale grains with a slight caramel touch, a little bit of dark fruity esters, but all the impact is in the finish, kinda bland in the rest of the body.