hershiser2 (2004) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$2.45 Bottle from Wine Warehouse. Iíve gone against my better judgement and purchased a couple of DuClaw bottles that I hadnít tasted before. Full disclosure: I am not a fan of this brewery overall and I typically steer clear of their beers lately. That being said, letís go ahead and sample this.
Pours clear deep amber with a gigantic beige head. Iíd say I only poured a quarter of the bottle and I canít get any more in. Aroma is quite pleasant: plums, nuts, pine, citrus. Iím starting to think this might end up being my highest rates DuClaw brew based on the aroma. Letís see how it tastes.... Very nutty... lots of cashews, walnuts, hell even coconut. Then add some raisin, pine, vanilla, and alcohol.
By far, my favorite from this brewery.
Note: my bottle says 11.5% abv rather than 10.5%.
hopheadedhubby (2) - West Milford, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best barley wines I have had. Great for drinking by the fireplace! You really wouldnít know it is as strong as it is since it actually drinks very easily. Could be trouble if you had too many back to back. I could not find this around at all last year - very sad, missing it : (
Darwenus (865) - Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, dark yellow. A ton of head. The aroma is vanilla, almonds, honey, liquor. The flavor adds some spice and a fizzy mouthfeel. This is good barley wine.
Ed5388 (3164) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Another rot box beer. 2014 vintage. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of boozy caramel, plastic, hints of pine, and sweet rotted fruit. Taste of sweet caramel, earthy hops, grassy bitterness, toasted grains, and sweet fruit.
Gtelli (1) - - APR 5, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Devils milk high octane! Pours smooth and orange with a white head! Easy to drink and no bitter after tastes.
HourGlass13 (593) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours up a hazy copper, with a thin off white head, and spotty lacing. Aroma of hops, resin and pine, some malts and some fruit. Taste is sweet, malty, some fruit notes and a sharp bitterness towards the end. Pretty boozy. This heavy hard hitter will knock your knocker in the dirt. Its strong. Not for every day use!
BeerdedDave (1321) - Beckley, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber color; a bit cloudy; semi-sweet malt and alcohol aroma; a bit earthy; sweet malt; caramel malts and alcohol; dry, bitter finish with warm alcohol notes; well balanced
rondphoto (3964) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap @ Hebron Brew House / Hebron KY --- Slightly hazy dark amber color, beige head, full curtain of lace. Taste is bracing semi-sweet malt that becomes less sweet as it moves through a burst of carbonation, followed by earthy burlap and pear in a finish that offers only the possibility of hops. Bold, big, light in the belly, a really appealing brew. Highly recommended.
Turboninja (476) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium/strong distinctive slightly artificial aroma with raisin, caramel and alcohol. Dark copper color with small light beige head and semi-hazy liquid. Strong complex taste with sweet raisin, plum, cherry and alcohol. Averagely balanced with wide/medium taste spectrum and long sweet hoppy aftertaste of sweet raisin and a hint of sweet malts. Medium/strong body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, distinctive taste but in a bit artificial and messy fashion.
jrob21 (3403) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. thick and sweet. Lots of toffee and candy sugar. A little bit of fruit. Orange. A little rough around the edges.