Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
headless and rather light for a barkey wine, cloudy red color. Sugary sweet malt flavor. Lame dirt flavor. Bottle from Smith4498
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting 2011. Pours clear orange/tawny, thin pale tan head, no lacing. Nose is sweet marmalade and toffee, florals, orange blossom. Flavours of oranges, toffee, brandy, booze. This was fine enough, above-average for a Mexican brew, certainly!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - a mexican treat from cartman himself; i thought he hated everything foreign? let’s see here....clear brown with thin white head...check....brown sugar, thin texture, apples and spice...pretty solid all around
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750 ml bottle via trade with BMan1113VR, thanks Andrew!) Pours slightly hazy dark slightly reddish amber. A finger and a half of biege head. Aroma of light pine, candy-malt, caramel, vanilla and hint of licorice. Mouthfeel fairly full, fairly smooth, a touch sticky in finish. Some light dabs of lacing and a syrupy film. Flavor of big candy-malt and lighter toffee/caramel overlain by pine. A hint of smokiness and a bitter pinch in the finish. Some hints of chocolate and licorice on the back end as it warms. Warming and lightly hot. A nice, maltier example of the style.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy ChzMan. Amber/brown/ruby, minimal carbonation. Malt forward, fruity, sweet, lightly bitter on the finish. Subtle vegetal notes. Full body, balanced carbonation. Meh.
Rusty (1538) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 Bottle at The Big Pour in Mesa AZ.
Pours a nice brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hops, brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, malt, brown sugar, hops, smooth and a little smoky. Pretty good barleywine and the best beer I’ve ever had out of Mexico.
Re-rated from Cask at papago. Much warmer, no carbonation. Supple caramel, brown sugar, subdued hops, very smooth and silky. Great stuff.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks ucusty. Copper colored with a tan head. Lots of caramel in the aroma as well as noticeable alcohol. Very boozy with caramel being about the only thing I pick up until a touch of smoke shows up near the finish. Interesting.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexanderj. A bit clear in appearance for a barleywine. Aroma is slightly aged malt, caramel vanilla and toast. The flavor is the same, subdued hops and nice sweetness.
JHeath99 (1304) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared. Aroma of toasted malts and dark fruits. Taste of dark fruit, caramel, and some booze.
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Papago. While I agree with the last sentence of ajms review, I disagree with his high marks. This brew pours awfully dark for a barleywine and the sweetness isnt balanced. The char and breadcrust are nice, but this gringo thinks the caramel and maple syrup are just too dominant .