5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Caramel, slight haze, white head, dissipates quickly, spotty lacing, light sediment. Fruity nose - candied, caramel malts, slight heat. Young grapefruity citrus bitterness up front, somewhat sticky malts, semi-sweet. 11.4% is very well hidden (bonus point). Very light finish, too light in fact. Decent body, mediocre mouthfeel. Clean, but not big. Thanks Ben!
jrodooo5 (769) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting take on a barley wine. Very good boozy, hoppy, and possibly a hint of honey aroma. The pour is copper with a nice white head that leaves a good ring of lacing. The taste is somewhat sweet upfront but abruptly finishes quite bitter. Pretty unique and overall a solid beer.
NikkTwist (1337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear honey pour with a frothy off-white head. Lots of caramelized sugar. Kumquats. Burnt orange peels. Clear sugar toys. Lotus blossom. Lots of citrus floral resiny hops to balance out the sweet blonde malts. Smooth start with a bite in the finish. Boozy, but not as harsh as the ABV might suggest. Nice, just not particularly extraordinary.
hfmejias (603) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured in a nice brownish amber hue with a nice off white head that left a lot of lacing. Aroma of malts and fruit, some booze in there too. Taste is sweet and fruity too, some honey in there and a nice hop bitterness towards the end. Nice and super enjoyable beer, but it
is to be drank slowly.
HeadyDE (408) - Delaware, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour 2012 stamp..medium amber hue..incredible amount of tight carbonated bubbles..1/2 finger head leaving some good lacing..quite a bit of haze when held up to the light when you look for it through the carbonation..honey is literally bursting out on first whiff yet it does dissipate a bit..mouthfeel is medium bodied with some slight caramel stickiness that is not overly boozy at first..but on linger you know this is a relatively big..warming beer..has some grapefruit pithy notes on finish that make this interesting all around..one of better offerings yet to date from this outfit in Dover..worth a try..
Beergeek23322 (1948) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/13/2010. From bottle. light brownish pour with a tan head. Boozy aromas with dark malt, dried fruit and sugars. A little sticky with alcohol very present. Dried fruit, spice and malty flavors. not bad at all.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. In DC at the bar attached to the convention center. Ok but not a great barley wine.
Arayaga2 (1744) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with white head. Sweet, almost vinous aroma with apricot notes, and taste is the same with boozy red plum, and red grapefruit hops. $2/12oz
DiarmaidBHK (3125) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Leesburg. Bottle bought in 2011 Pours amber with an inch of khaki foam that disappears quickly. Slight hint of honey on the nose. A bit Of hop bitterness going down. Flavors not very complex. Eh!
altonbrownd (4576) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bethesda bottle shop. Nice amber body with medium head. Nose is sweet, sugary, malts with vanilla. Taste is sweet, caramel, malts, oak. Quite nice.
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BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010, 10.5% abv bottle thanks to billshmeinke. Pours with a quite murky deep bronze to amber hue with a medium sized offwhite head that fades to a ring. Big aroma of booze, sweet cara malts, stewed fruits, figs, dates, marmalade and honey. Very sticky smelling yet pretty refined. Flavors are malty, sweet, toasty, honeycomb, tea, marmalade and raisins. Lots of crystal malts, yet surprisingly not quite as sticky as expected. Medium to full body, medium carbonation with some alcohol.