koleminer20 (806) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. The pour is a a beautiful garnet tinted brown with a beautiful creamy tan head and some excellent lace. The aroma is heavy in bready malts and a ton of dark fruits! It's astounding how fruity and great this smells. There is a little wine on the back end, but it's really well hidden. The flavor is incredible. There is a little more wine here, mainly coming through on the far back. The malts and fruit dominate as they do in the aroma. It's really solid. The mouth feel is thinner than I would like. It's creamy, but light. There is minimal hanging around. The aftertaste is good and malty with a nice caramel and dark fruit lingering through the finish. Really solid
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SSSteve (3873) - - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014 bottle. cloudy red/garnet with a small stable beige head. big sweet caramel aroma. big thick and sweet. lots of caramel. some tart red fruit notes and faint barrel. warming finish. i get no "intriguing nuances", just caramel caramel caramel. the oak doesn’t really do anything for it. a bit jumbled and messy IMO.
50belair (2641) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
’14 Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Dark fruit and sweet caramel malt aromas. Lots of dark fruits, caramel malts, vinous, and oak notes. Vanilla lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
Beardaxe (286) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber into goblet. Nice dark caramel color. The taste on this was subtler than I expected. In some ways it's just a big, well executed barleywine without much to really make it unique. The wine barrels don't really come into play overtly, though they do give it just a little more complexity. I like this, but nothing about it really stands out to me. Well done, though.
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from the state store
Pours hazy brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts and bourbon. Taste is woody, vanilla, sweet malts and bourbon
A good Barley Wine. Easy drinking and no hot alcohols.
conway (1757) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thin off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, caramel and oak. Taste follows and is very sweet with a burnt caramel sort of thing going on. Rich, thick sticky mouthfeel. Nice.
John25 (778) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Room temp. Amber hues with brown. Sweet bakers cookie dough aroma with toffee and some heat. Sweet warm taste and feel. Roasted barley with some booze. Very good.
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DearBeer2013 (89) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Way too sweet for me. Reminds me of an aged Dogfish 120......................................
EtTuCthulhu (1204) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is an opaque reddish brown with a small white head that fades quickly. The aroma blends lots of booze with fig, caramel malts, and hints of oak and earthiness, and the taste is quite boozy, mildly bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet. The aftertaste also has lots of booze, but the malty sweetness is more apparent than in the initial flavor. The palate has an oily texture, soft carbonation, and a medium body.
devman171 (1119) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rustico. Pours murky brown wit low head. Big toffee and light fruity oak. Taste is similar with a dry oak finish, good one