nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The label on this bottle looks like the labels you can print out and put on CD's that you were too cheap to buy so you burned them on your computer. Nice dark red color, and its amazing that i'm a few minutes into a barley wine and there's still bubbles from the head left. Splendid balance of flavors, perfect amount of ABV, not hidden, yet not focused upon. Quality brew.
mansquito (2877) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 12oz ($2.50): Pours a mahogany colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruitiness and booze, with a bunch of sugary malt. Taste is sweet, with a slight hoppy bite at the end. Taste covers up the alcohol, but the high booze is obvious nevertheless. First sip was sort of rough, but then all smooth later. Not too much complexity.
Prufrockstar (436) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is caramel, molasses, raisins. Dark brown color, practically no head, a little hazy. Taste follows nose -- pretty sweet, but with some spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium body, flat carbonation, syrupy texture. Overall: Reading my description makes it seem worse than it is -- definitely not bad, and something of a bargain at $2/bottle.
Niko100 (1663) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses, spicy hops, and dark fruit; Finish is slightly bitter with some alcohol; Not too bad.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Belmont Station pours an orangeish amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves only a small trace of lacing. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel with some grassy hops. Taste is dark fruit and caramel malty sweetness with a light hoppy bitterness. Medium to heavy body with light carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall, a pretty good barley wine and recommended to try.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours opaque amber brown with a creamy light tan head that has nice retention. Aroma of dark fruit, molasses, some dough. Taste is nice, some roast malt bitterness along with hop bitterness, a substantially thick malt body, lots of dark fruit again, mostly raisin. A light amount of soy in the aroma and taste adds to the dynamic nature of the beer. I really was not expecting much from this beer, but it’s very pleasant.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper color with minimal head and decent carbonation. Smell is spicy, kind of like a winter warmer. Red fruit smell. Taste is pretty fruity, and more hopped, but it was a pretty one-dimensional barley wine.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear bronze hued body with a tan head. Aromas are malty, raisins, melanoidins, caramel, dark fruit, alcohol. Flavors are of raisins, dark fruits, caramel, medium yeast presence (phenol and dark fruit esters), caramel, brandy, alcohol, decently dry. Warming, medium bubbles.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Kenb, old notes. Mahogany with ring of bubbles for head. Huge caramel and toffee up front, fruity esters in the background. Flavor much the same with plenty of c-hops still evident, enough to balance. Decent overall.
CampesinoTino (683) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber colored in appearance with foamy beige head. The aroma is mostly bready malts, banana, dark sugars and medicinal hops. The taste is caramel, malt and prunes upfront followed by lemon citrus, wheat and rum at the end. The body is creamy with moderate carbonation and a slightly chalky malt and booze finish. The overall flavor is closer to a strong German wheat beer than an American style Barley Wine.
jkwood04 (2904) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of cereal and slightly roasted malts with a little bit of floral/grassy hops and hints of dark fruits. The flavor is about the same with the alcohol covered up well. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer, but not the best of it’s style.