radio_nowhere (876) - Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 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 (4152) - 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 (5625) - 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 (1491) - 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 (15309) - , 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 (1515) - 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 Iíve 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 BAís but I will definitely pick up more of this next time I visit friends in DC.
harrisoni (13857) - 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. Itís ok. Not outstanding. Quite decent. by the book barley wine.
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting, London. Pours clear ruby with a filmy, white head. Old hops in the aroma, with notes of caramel and straight sugar. Very sweet flavor rife with toffee, fruits, malt, caramel. Awesomeish. Full bodied with average carbonation. Mildly warming finish with moderate bitterness, sweet brown sugar and caramel. Very, very good beer.
mnoud (281) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012.02.22 - On tap at Always Ronís. Light to medium copper color. Very sticky head which stays wherever it has touched. Taste is pretty good, seems like a quite hoppy flavor yet smooth and controlled, not overbearing.