TallGuy (17) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a great barley wine. Looks/smells good, tastes good at first though it quickly tastes like cold saki. In other words, it tastes strongly of alcohol. Mind you I didnít age this. Bottle purchased at Wellís in Baltimore. 4 pack. OF NOTE: I have never seen this on tap, yet it says common in the info...
belieson (16) - USA - APR 17, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Intense and not paricularly interesting. Neither here nor there. Wouldnít get it again.
Dogfish_Yeti (16) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really great barleywine. The dates and figs are really forward. Hard to believe its 15%.
weissblau (15) - - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a pale head, virtually no lace. Mild aroma of herbs and malt. Tastes musty and winey with malt and ... wow, this stuff packs a punch.
dorkasaurus (15) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic barley wine. I hope I can save some and try it in a few months. They are a great brewer but in our area the prices seem to be creeping up rapidly!?!?
PierreCelis (14) - USA - FEB 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A little pale colored for a barley wine. Nose reminded me of Robitussin. First taste sweet and cloying - much alcohol.
Bitter cough syrup finish. Tasted in a session with Old Crustacean and Old Numbskull: both good. Olde School was an amateur attempt. Not pleasant.
AlexDonovan (14) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Insanely smooth for 15%. Not much hop character, making it closer to the English standard for Barleywine than the American. That suits me fine. When I had it, it had been bottled very recently and was surprisingly drinkable. Curious to see what age will do to it, and I intend to find out.
vw73182 (13) - Nomad, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WOW prepare yourself for this one. The high alcohol content is very obvious. Iíve had plenty of barley wines and this is one of the most potent ones Iíve had. Need to let it breath and sipping it is quite enjoyable
HopAutonomous (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 batch on tap. Mega spice and fruit on the nose - almost raisin like. A touch harsh, but some nice rich creamy caramel flavors underneath all that alcohol.... And now Iím drunk.
Micro13Brew (12) - USA - NOV 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had the 2004 release. Wow this was probably my favorite brew to date.
I have taken a particular interest in barleywines and this one is tops.
The 2005 was just released and I plan to get some.