trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, pours a clear dark golden color with a medium off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of citrus, caramel, toffee and spicy yeast Iím assuming a Belgian strain. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is light and smooth with good carbonation. Overall this is the best in my opinion of the 3 class of 88 barleywines. This was the most balanced. I tried all 3 on 1 night
Sammy (9824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refreshing barleywine, emphasizing the taste though not true bitterness of the hops. Good drinkability. Similar to an aged American strong.Fuller mouthfeel.
Linnet (1330) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Earthy hops, marmalade, slightly citric, ABV noticable, but not boozy, complex and intruiging. Amber colour, medium off-white head, lacing. Big bit, big sweetness, big everything, lovely and typically American, supe
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Hazy gold. Aroma of raisin, prune, candied sugar, tropical fruit. Taste is sweet and bitter. Sticky mouthfeel.
obguthr (4770) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split wood, thistle, toffee nose, volatile. Cloudy amber, thin head. Overripe orange, oak, lemon zest. Some oxidation, with subtle toffee notes on the back end. Full body, hot, moderate carbonation. A year old, but might need another year.
mkel07 (4405) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 181014. 5 star beer all the way. Big bold flavours of toffee and burnt caramel. Fills the mouth with awesomeness. A beer that you would from three great breweries.
fcjack1 (249) - Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from world beers. Pours a golden Amber. Thin white head. Scent is booze and caramel. Taste is sweetness, alcohol. Nice burn on the back end. Good beer.
slowrunner77 (7441) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Brilliant orange color, clearer than most. Is about as barleywine like as stoic is quad like. That said, stoic is my favorite beer called a quad, even if it is nothing like others in the style. This barleywine has lots of big, hoppy IPA qualities, but thatís too easy. So fruity that I was thinking Belgian yeast esters, though thereís not really any of the spice. Iíve never had a beer with this combo of qualities. Unique for sure, and very enjoyable. I canít think of it as an elite barleywine, cause its not what Iíd go for when Iím in the mood for one, but it is a great beer - labels be damned. Canít wait to try the other two versions :)
hackobock (2298) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home on june 6th. Pours hazy orange with a minimal white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, plums, figs, raisins, resin, light alcohol. Taste is mid/high sweetness with caramel and dried fruits, light bitter, finish is light alcohol warmth with slight notes of higher alcohols.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy amber with an off white thin top. Nose is sweet fruits. Taste is sweet apricots, dates and figs. Finish is dry and bready.
onceblind (5885) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy copper under a thin lasting off-white head. Lovely nose of hoppy citrus and plums and dates with a rich pseudo-amber malt backbone. Huge body and flavor profile featuring dates and piney hops and citrus rind, with an earthy-sweet biscuit undertone. A hint of raisin booziness throughout, but that biscuit lager-malt tone is super prevalent.