Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a ruddy/burnt brown color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Spider web lacing weaves around the glass nice and thin.
The smell takes in some smoke, light peat, sweet vanilla bean, light licorice, sweet juniperberry, and a light spruce. Light caramel and toffee comes in as it warms.
The taste was mainly malty sweet with the smokiness delicately backing it up. Peat comes back to punch the flavor into full effect. Malty sweet in the aftertaste leading to a wet smokey/peaty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fair sessionable to sipping quality to it. Carbonation seems to run fairly light.
Overall, ratebeer says barleywine? Leaves me scratching my beard, hmmm...English Strong Ale or English Barleywine? Hmmm...not sure, but its good and I’d probably still have again despite not really knowing what style this is. Combination, perhaps?
bubblehouse (1341) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the biggest fan of barleywines but this one is pretty good. A little to sweet for me.
Gerbeer (3132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a mahogany color with full head. Aromas of metallic candi sugar, dried fruit, and toasted malts. Flavors of toasted oak, dry brown sugar, toasted malts, metallic Belgian yeast, and bitter resin. Somewhat bready. Hot. Complex and interesting
beertholomeus (1703) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a burnt copper color with an off white head. Caramel, peat, smoke, maple syrup, toffee, oak, juniper and biscuit aroma. Peat, oak, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, juniper, smoke, biscuit and light alcohol flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Oak, peat, maple syrup and smokey finish.
pictoman (933) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle [bottled on 01/22/16]. Medium brown with light beige head. Bready caramel malt with subtle dark fruits, decent smoke, and mild juniper, light alcohol. A unique barley wine.
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of oak, caramel, spice and vanilla. Taste is spices, yeast, malts and oak.
stevoj (3931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. One of the gentler barleywine I’ve tried. Unassuming in aroma and taste, but follows with wicked burn. Pure malt goodness that will surely sneak up on you.
BrandNewBrew (32) - - FEB 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Phenolic aroma, getting band-aid and burnt plastic. Beautiful amber color and brilliantly clear. Taste is far better than smell, maple and toasted oak.
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a medium off white ring of foam. Light carbonation and plenty of lacing. Aroma is semi sweet with light spices, with a hint of bready dough. Medium body. Taste is very earthy with subtle spices and a smooth finish. Pretty good but not great.
tnkw01 (1717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy, reddish-amber with a medium sized head. Aroma was very strongly oak with smoky notes. Taste was also strongly oak with smoky notes. Sweet upfront with malty flavor sin the middle and notes of vanilla in the finish