Ratman197 (8869) - 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.
NielsenRatings (8118) - 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 (4236) - 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 (1899) - 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 (1634) - 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 (1069) - 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 (5447) - 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 (9328) - 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.
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, robust and malty like a barleywine should be. The ABV matches all the best. Good overall.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pap pouring up with a slightly hazy amber body that supports a tiny light tan ring of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts and some molasses and then a touch of pale like malt sweetness mixed with a modest degree of sweet ripe cherries. The taste starts smooth with thick malt sweetened ripe cherry meat and then it picks up malts and molasses nuanced by a pleasing level of a rye bread like twang that is fully tempered and evened out by the malts but sort of enhanced as well by a thin layer of somewhat spicy to pine like hoppiness. Nice well rounded barleywine.