scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler that I’ve had for about a month, held up great! Little caramel aroma, woodsy edge, deceptively light. Dark tawny, small white head. Sharp maplewood, little orange rind, some red delicious apple, milky caramel. Heat comes through a touch sharp, almost distracting. Softens later on.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Maple sugar and bitter hop resins merge in this simple, nourishing Barley Wine.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam settles atop the dull caramel amber.
-This is not like any other Barley Wines I’ve had, which is great, yet its simplicity and lack of refinement make it somewhat disappointing to me.
-Sustained carbonation makes for a creamy mouthfeel with the ample residual sugars.
-Hops are also wooden, tea-like at times.
On tap at the Front St. brewpub.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Beveridge Place. Medium amber pour, white head. Brown sugar, toffee, dried fruit, herbal hops on aroma. Strikingly bitter when sipped. There’s still brown sugar and slightly doughy malts, but it becomes very resinous and finishes dry and bitter. A little alcohol warmth of the finish, but overall not much of a burn to this. A good hoppy barleywine.
presario (4428) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample glass. Amber with a light head. Sugary hop scent. Creamy body. Alcohol dominates the first sip. Then big burnt sugar rush. Burns the roof of my mouth already scarred from last nights pizza. Almost a whiskey flavour. Smoke, peat a complex BW.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Diamond Knot. Clear dark caramel color/ lasting ivory head. Nice pit fruit, spicy caramel, toffee, floral hop aromas. Rich spicy sweet caramel, green raison, pit fruit flavors with medium spicy alcohol heat to finish.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub (schooner). Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head. Rich malt aroma. Flavor is sweet, but there’s an unexpected hop offsetting it. The malt is a bit mixed. Caramel with hints of something darker. Not burnt or chocolate though. Finishes sweetish, but not overly so. Damn stuff drinks like water. Yum.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Otown Throwdown III tasting. Pours a medium clear amber with a thin lasting head. Aroma is strange at first- bread and butter pickles, then earthy hops, grass, light citrus and pine with a sweet caramel malt kick. Flavor is smooth clean caramel, toffee, biscuit malts, sweet middle, with a earthy grassy bitterness in the end leaving some decent malt lingering around- very soft smooth mouthfeel. Overall not outstanding though.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taster – Beveridge Place Barleywine Bacchanal – Seattle, WA
Aroma: Very light aroma with a little high alcohol in the nose.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Very faint malty flavor this was too old and just went south with the flavor and the hops where too bitter now. Not well balanced.
Palate: Dry tasteless finish.
Overall: Nott he brew I was hoping for and it did not stand up to the time. This was a bad pour. This was the 2009 batch.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes were not the best so I will have to re-rate at some point. Damn! Nice sweet caramel aromas, some earthy hops, and some darker malts too. Flavor is some good sweetness in the form of caramel and chocolate, peppery/piney hops round out the finish.
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewpub in mukilteo. amber-orange pour with thin white head. aroma of sweet cherry and caramel. taste was sweet malt, honey, toffee. had some nice warmth to it. sticky texture. K-7