coolfunnj (330) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
yeasty,roasty malts in the aroma,a bit fruity and raisiny too,honey,and a hint of hops as well...appearance..slightly cloudy brownish amber creamy white head good lacing...i get a strong and slightly scotch like alcohol hit up front in the flavor and finish.. fruitiness and surprising bitterness,or is that burn,in between..some barleywines tend more toward the scotch ale side and this is one.if thats your bag you might like this,but for me it’s.not bad but not a fav
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear brown with a hint of amber and average, creamy, off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cookie and bread malts, cherries, figs, yeast, and light chocolate. Flavor is sweet malt forward with a heavy dose of dark fruit esters and faint floral hops; dry finish with light booze. Full body and low carbonation.
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
’04 vintage shared at Blue Christmas 2012. Near clear amber copper pour with minimal offwhite head. Notes of plum, figs, raisin, and mild alcohol. This had mellowed quite nicely. Still had some decent carbonation on it too. This was pretty tasty,even if a good bit oxidized, but the ’05 oaked version was superior.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5969) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the October 2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-bronze color with a medium sized foamy orange-beige head that lingered and left some lacing. The aroma was semi sweet and boozy with notes of caramel, honey and faint vague fruits. The flavor was sweetish, bitter and boozy with moderate notes of honey and toffee. Long, boozy honey finish. Moderately full boded. Too much booziness. Ok.
PhillyCraft (4762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
01 Bottle with Evan, pours murky caramel color with no head or lacing, pretty carbonated for a beer that old. Aromas of fig, plum, dates, caramel, toast. Taste is plums, toffee, cherry, bread, molasses. Lightly tart, very smooth for 11 percent. Bitterness came through as it warmed. Sticky palate medium bodied barley.
Leafs93 (1987) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with small off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Taste was sweet with some light tartness on the finish,
burg326 (5074) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of honey, toffee, caramel, and some dark fruit. Flavors follow suit, with a slightly sweet honey aftertaste. Nice beer overall.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle; no year, but it has to be 2011 or 2010. Pours a hazy, wood-amber color with a small, yellowed off-white head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, dates, raisins, rum bread, and berries. Flavor of leaves, wood, toffee, cookies, brown sugar, plums, dates, and figs. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, boozy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lingering sweetness. Good barley wine. Nice to have a non-DFH Delaware beer on a rare occasion.
JoePeesie (920) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful ruby red to brown with a touch of head that laces thinly around the glass. Nose & taste are of caramel, toffee, sweet fruits like plum & raisin. A bit of tartness almost of cherries without the cherry flavor. Solid brew, thanks for the toss in Watson1977!
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with an off white head. Sweet fruity aroma, almost juicy, with light toasted malts. The flavor has some peach-like fruity sweetness, toasted malts, and honey. Not bad.