Beerathon (889) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This might be the best smelling beer ever. The hops come billowing out of the bottle upon cracking it open. Red-orange hue with thin white head and lacing. Semi-sweet malt backbone with slight alcohol burn. Fruit flavors of plum/raisins is faint, but there and enjoyable. This is a great beer and now one of my favorites.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: Nice shade of blood red, off white lacing. Smell: Floral, citrus hops, candied fruits, roasted malt, mild alcohol. Taste: Roasted barley, sweet fruits, cocoa, floral/earthy hops, semi dry bitter finish. Feel: Medium soft body, lively carbonation. Overall: This is one of my favorite Duclaw Seasonals. I wish it were year round. 10.6 abv that isn’t present at all. The hop bite on it is very pleasant and helps round out the overall sweetness of the brew. This is Recommended.
radio_nowhere (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter glass. Hazy dark amber color with light tan head. Aroma of crazy sweet malt (candy sugared fruits, toffee caramel) with hints of booze. Taste is very sweet piling on toffee, fruit, malt and a hint of vanilla. Heavy body and smooth carbonation. Very nice.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured dark amberish orange with a mild, off-white head. Big malt bomb with alcohol notes, dark fruits, and burnt sugars. Nice sipper. Sticky mouthfeel, but just under the cloyingly sweet level (which was a saving grace for sure). Sugar toffee, toasted sweetness, and vanilla.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity nose apricot, candied peach, orange, a little hop notes, toffee caramel, marmelade. nice. pours amber orange, nice haed and lace. Flavors of tofee caramel marmelade, great hop bitterness, some fruit cake notes, a little nutty. Great balance between english and american barley wine.Nice carbonation very smooth. Really good stuff. I like this.
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks ksurkin. poirs light brown thin head gone fast. big aroma of caramel and hops. taste is medium body nice sweet butterscotch and hops. some brown sugar
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28th June 2010
Hazy dark amber beer. Little white head. lactose nose. Softish palate. Semi sweet lacto malt. Sweet toffee caramel. A little sweet orange and aniseed. Pepper at the smooth end. Might be sweet for some - not me! Nice beer!
strongpieman (1370) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at fest. Copper color, clear. Smooth, full body, a little sweet and strong. Excellent.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with little head, nice light copper color.very drinkable barleywine. Low bitterness on the front head with pleasant aroma on the finish. Tastes very pleasant green reminds me of the ganj, or so I’ve been told ;) I could drink several of these in one sitting. As a barleywine, this one is a bit lacking in body and malt for some BA’s but I will definitely pick up more of this next time I visit friends in DC.
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift. Sweetish beer. Some candied tangerine fruit. It’s ok. Not outstanding. Quite decent. by the book barley wine.