jmlynchaz (11) - Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vague honey aroma. Full thick body. Citrus and honey tastes. Some alcohol warmth but nothing too off-putting. Not as "in your face" as many American barleywines. Very drinkable.
Linnet (1191) - 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
MrFecesious (1144) - 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 (4262) - 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 (3916) - 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 (199) - 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 (6333) - 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 (1920) - 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 (3223) - 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 (4964) - 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.
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was fortunate enough to try this alongside Mirror, Mirror BW 2014 on itís release date. While this is a fairly tasty fluid of itís own accord, it literally pales in comparison to Mirror, Mirror. A much lighter shade than I expected, looks like that first piss in the morning after a long night of partying. Sour apples, brown sugar, wood, dank must, earth, citrus and dark bread in the flave and smell. A bit barnyard too. Quite enjoyable but tough to top Mirror, Mirror side by side.