HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in a snifter. Bottle conditioned. Poured a hazy amber with a quickly dissipating white head. Fairly alcoholic nose. Plenty of malt sweetness as well. A little port-like oxidation. Full bodied and a little syrupy. Very sweet with some dark fruit flavors. Plenty of hop bitterness, but not enough to balance the sweetness. Seemed under attenuated.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft, ok this is what you want from a Barley Wine. High octane, 15%abv, you can taste it, and this beer will warm you up. Full bodied, in your face, everything you would want in this style. Not for me, but the beer is on style and a good brew for this style.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
aroma, old malt funk, figgy, dark fruitness stale bread, color, meduim hue, taste, funky old stale bread, dark fruity raisiny esters, somewhat like malt vingeary palate, overall, not really for me, i would try again, but a aged bottle.
rob6239 (661) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong and sweet. This was an intense sipper. Poured dark with a bit of head
Ed5388 (2408) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Nice amber color with small white head, dissipated quickly. Aroma is alcohol, dark fruit, bready, and floral. Taste is similar. Raisins, dates, slightly toasty and boozy.
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Austin Flying Saucer. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is light oranges and bread. Taste is sticky, lots of booze, heavy bread, and no trace of dates/figs for me.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
njager246 (463) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is malty with some sweetness, some dark fruits and a lot of booze on the back... Not my jam
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Stumbling Monk, Seattle. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, alcohol and malts. Too boozy.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, pale apricot color, slim-to-none head.
Aroma: fiery fruit, not terribly forward, either, just rather naked with the alcohol, accompanied by hints of peach, orange, cherry...and booze.
taste: boom! A blitz of boozalicious rough fruity flavor, ...very warming, and a bit punishing, as well...this is not a delicate affair, in the least. Over the top and out of the stratosphere. Not sure why itís called "Olde School", this a newfangled Sturm Und Drang. Stings quite a bit on the palate, too, with an unfavorable flavor. Rather thin in body for all the boom-shak-a-lacka it brings in the mouth. Something this bold with the booze should really have a beefier body to match the lashing liquor. As it is, way too hot.
Iím going to chase this with a Bellís Third Coast Old Ale to reassociate my tongue with a real barleywine.