hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft... Clear, deep amber ale with a huge, off-white head. Terrific retention. Nose of toffee, fuzzy fruit and pine. Earthy, sweet flavor. Nicely bittered, but the hops donít cut too deeply into the malt. Full-bodied and syrupy with subtle carbonation. Sweet, boozy finish. Dries out at the wee end.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a very larged sized, frothy white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, floral, and herbal. Tastes of caramel, citrus, the same herbalness, and fruity. Light alcohol in the finish but overall very well hidden.
Dogbrick (6863) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy amber-gold color with a thick and frothy white head that evaporates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of malt and ripe fruits. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, citrus, and a touch of grassy hops in the background. The finish is fruity and slightly boozy. Decent Barley Wine overall.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Caramel, citrus, and banana bread in the nose. Dark transparent amber with a white head. Light malt and caramel up front. Light banana bread comes in the finish. Nice citrus hops in the finish. A little light but decently balanced.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber pour with a ring of white lace. Aroma of caramel and hops. Flavor of hops and burnt caramel with a bitter finish. The palate is light an oily with soft carbonation. Average.
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light brown color off white head. Some hot hop alcohol dominates grass and light citrus aromas. AVg palate. Overly dry grassy flavor weak sweet carmel malts. Very boring bordering on bad BW.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: dark amber with no head. Aroma was light malted caramel. Malt taste up front with some fruit in the middle and a bittersweet finish. Just o.k. for a barley wine.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ GTMW 2006. Semi-translucent and caramel bronze in color with an icy grey sheaf on top and a few sporadic bubbles. Sweet orange marmalade glazes marigolds and baguettes, aromatically meeting orange hearts and spruced pines. Forestry bittered flavor aligns with tropically sugar-sweetened corn flakes. Fairly massive mouth feel hinges on orange liveliness and buttery amaretto sweetness. A bit of a barleywine letdown, with a chalky chocolate toffee trail and perfumed maple nut fudge brick follow-through into the finish.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at at pub . Pours clear amber not much head rather boozy and sweet
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the brewery. poured deep amber no head. aroma, nice mild hops, citrus, malts, caramels, a nice sweetness, fruity hints of alcohol. flavor grapefriut with a small amount of sugar on it, hops , malts. alcohol. not to bad well balanced for me