jsnicholas (251) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 Bottle (12oz) dated 2007 (7 years old). Pours a cloudy brown with a lot of floaters. I had very little head.Light carbination. Not real familiar with Bareley WIne, but this tastes almost more like a wine than a beer. Lots of sweetness, alcohol hit you first and has a nice warming. I might save the rest for winter.
Update: Bottled 2014. This was quite a bit better than the aged bottle (not reaaly a surprise to me). Nice head, medium carbonation. Somewhat sweet but not too much. Was 3.8, now 4.0.
AlmostHome (23) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent Barleywine, great thick head and full taste. Finishes strong. Dark color.
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solidfunk (4492) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Walks a rare line that marks a drinkable good barley wine without being excellent or a horrible mess. Sweet malt, some bitterness and some booze. Good balance. Syrupy sweetness at a tempered level, light citrus, of which this beer would do better with a light touch more, but otherwise good. On tap at DC Summerfest.
BrewGoblin (465) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Velvety brown syrup poured proudly out of this bottled bugger. It dates a fig and kisses the raisins right off of her toffee. Sits oily and thick on the licker machine, keeps the flames flickering with alcohol and roasty nutty malt. Olde is the new New.
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The drinking directions on this bottle was the inspiration for us burying a box of 6 beers for a year which we dug up and drank and then buried 12 more for next year. This was a caramel brown frothy but quick fading head. Huge smell of dried fruit, figs, dates leather and tobacco. Tastes like black liquorice with sweet finish. Second bottle was a clear reddish amber with a much stronger taste.
MaroonOrange (136) - - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color with creamy head and nice lacing. Aromas of wood, plums, figs, and citrus. Strong flavor with noticeable alcohol up front.
rougeau13 (2034) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Bright red-amber with a khaki head. Taste is sweet and just a hint boozy; lots of sweet fruit and caramel. Also very mild bitterness. Full bodied, and thick like oil. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, caramel. Heavy and strong. Good stuff.
vlan1 (203) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber color with a moderate beige head. Nose is caramel and fruit. Taste is prodominately caramel and dark fruit with a definite noticable alcohol burn on the back end.
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from growler, 04/19/2014. Pours burnished mahogany, copper highlights, thin light tan head fades to swirl on the surface, thin ring of lacing forming around the glass. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, honey, a bit nutty,oranges and dark fruit jam, dates and figs coming through, touch of biscuit. Taste is caramel toffee, raisin, dried dark fruit, touch of spicy, grassy hop character. Thick, near syrupy body, but drinkable nonetheless. Tasty sipper.
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Vinous and acetone with some crazy sugary sweetness. Clear copper with a thin beige head. Caramel crazy sweetness with a nice bit of booze. Vinous and as it sits and you drink it, it gets better. Maybe the huge ABV gets you drunk so it tastes better? Bad start, nice finish.