brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Destihl. Pours a nice copper color with khaki foam. Plenty of caramel, vanilla, and toffee aromas. Hints of oak and spice. Some golden raisin, mild cocoa powder, and sweet chocolate. There’s a lot of malt character and sweetness to the flavor. Caramel and toffee dominate. Subtle oak and vanilla. Background chocolate and fruit flavors. Nice beer.
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice rye note with some sweetness and a bit of bitter grain. Flavor has bitter grains with a nice rye note and a bit of toffee.
Ratman197 (9436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, oak and caramel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, caramel and oak with a crisp dry lingering oaky rye finish.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2014. Pours a fairly clear, dark orange appearance with a thin tan head. Booze is awfully strong in the nose and flavor. A lot of retronasal burn. Caramel and dough. Some spice and a touch of banana / apple / raisins. Plenty of rye. Not my thing.
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly transparent caramel with thin light beige lacing. Smells solid; a sweet but not cloying backbone with notes of caramel, toffee, and rye spice. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. I’ve grown away from barleywines over the past couple of years, but this is an enjoyable one.
DalzAle (1941) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark brown pour, no head, spicy malt aroma. Good sweet caramel malt, hints of spicy white pepper, and surprisingly smooth for the high ABV. Decent beer, but a little pricey (at least at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul).
edgallow (1853) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz sample pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of spice, malts and citrus. Taste is malts and citrus.
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Bacterial (1370) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Happy Gnome. Dark amber with a slight tan head. Hoppy, big and malty and surprisingly drinkable for 11%. Would love to try the variants of this one!
BVery (5924) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Town Hall Lanes. Rich orange pour with a small ring white head. Bit of rye and wood in the nose. Malty and smooth. Bit of booze poking through. This is yummy.
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet vinous malt with treacle and light floral hops, cork, nice. In mouth, a smooth fruity caramel malt with cork, bourbon barrel, licorice, nice. On tap at Whole Foods Chandler.