andrewje41 (464) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at home. Dark red pour with a thin white head. Strong alcohol aroma, with a smooth roasted caramel flavor. Taste hides alcohol well. Very good tasting beer overall.
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"A very nice hop forward barlwywine that seems to change it stripes as it opens. Starts out with an aroma more akin to a IIPA than a BW. First sip gives you hints of honey and biscuit malt in addition to the hops. As it opens, it develops more malty sweetness in the aroma, and a distinct (and delicious) malt character very similar to my favorites from great Divide, Hibernation and Old Ruffian. Dangerously drinkable at 9.6%!"
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from capitol beer Sacramento. Color is a amber/copper. Aroma is pine needles. Taste is hoppy and lots of malts. Has a red ale taste.
Aquilo (544) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I always love a good barlywine, and this one does not disappoint. Dark and cloudy amber color. Citrus and caramel aroma. Very bitter flavor is balanced by a fairly smooth mouthfeel. This is not the most unique barlywine Iíve ever tasted, but it is still wonderful.
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy off-white head that tried to lace. Aroma of darker bread with a hint of treacle. Med body. Flavor isnít sticky sweet, but itís dark brown sugar, a little heat, and some damn strong hop. This doesnít finish like a relaxing sipper. This ale is strongly bitter - yet allows the odd sweet note (treacle for one) to pop out once in awhile. Good stuff.
IrishBoy (3843) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is toffee, a whole wheat biscuit, and a hint of molasses and sweetness. Clear rusty red with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is light bitterness, light sweetness, and a hint of alcohol warmth.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Brew Dog.com. Dark copper pour with a small yet lingering off-white head. Sweet malt, fragrant hop and bready notes in the nose. Brown sugar, sweet malts, up front booze , a little summer fruit and hops aplenty flavour-wise. Robust bitterness. Thoroughly enjoyable brew that punches its weight. Lovely.
caesar (5185) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Burg Bieren, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Clear amber color, short frothy head. Aroma of biscuit, cookie, whole grain cookie, some grapefruit, pine, slight milk chocolate and mocha, hint of toffee. Bit sweet in taste from whole grain coffee cookie, bit bitter as well. Nice combination of biscuity and grainy malts and grapefruit and piney hops. Soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice american strong ale / barley wine.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark reddish brown with a fizzy off white head. Big hoppy aroma. Tastes of caramel, molasses, grapefruit, and hop resin with a decent bitterness and a chewy palate. Very good.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drakeís Jolly Rodger 2012 1/5/13 notes: Bottle, $6.99. American Barley Wine, and shows its tried and true colors well. Toasty, piney aroma, robust and with hints of black cherry. Flavor is simultaneous wallops of bready, kilned malts and floral, piney, resiny hops. Could detect a fairly classic CCC possibly Simcoe hop blend, nothing nouveau here and thatís fun. Great beer.