StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is an orange glow. Smells like an orange meringue pie and has some cedar elements. Alcohol is very apparent, giving the barley wine a sharp twang. Some sour grapes and honeydew, along with spicy hops, round out the taste. Thanks to CaptainCougar for this fine treat.
Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rating #220. This was still pretty nice. It has lost something, but the sweet toffee is still there. (2591)
nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a mostly translucent, copper amber with two clumps of white head. Nose of toffee, orange, a little cardboard, brown sugar, caramel. Flavors of toffee apple, caramel chips, cookies, oxidized oranges. Medium bodied, sweet finish. The hops are totally gone from this 2005 bottle, but it is not bad.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 vintage shared by CaptainCougar. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big toffee notes, citrus and candied citrus, and some oxidation notes. Very similar taste. Medium-full bodied.
marcus (4999) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 bottle shared by IrishBoy. Pours copper with no head and a fruity aroma. There is a sweet fruit and molasses flavor with a vinous finish. This barleywine has aged very nicely, with its originally well-defined characteristics melting together into a very pleasant mouthful.
bhensonb (8955) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 bomber shared by IrishBoy. Pours murky ruddy brown Aroma is plummy/vinous. Typical of aged ales. Also a light pepper note. Full bodied. Flavor is lightly plummy with brown sugar. Itís just slight sweet. Has aged well.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to CaptainCougar for sharing this gem. Pours a slightly-murky caramel brown with a short off-white head that quickly recedes to a thin collar. Nose has plenty of malty richness and a nice complexity. There is a touch of fruit plus caramel, toffee, bread, and a general malty sweetness. Flavor is similar, though more focused on the malt sweetness and less integrated than the nose. Still quite nice. Medium body and sweet. Really glad to try this one.
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
transparent red-amber. Oteyj drain pours while saying "fuck this piece of oxidized shit." yes, oxidized, heavy stale toffee and cardboard, stinging sweetness, thin, hot. Yum.
oteyj (2113) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear brown pour with no head. Oxidized bread and caramel. Gross. Syrupy and sweet. Very awful.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL. Low haze orange amber. Weak head formation. Spotty lace. Orange mint and tawny nose with strawberry and sugar. Big orange peel and old toffee taste with big orange mint.
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legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper in color, medium and soapy head. Super sweet nose. Very sweet and hot with the alcohol.