reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber/ruby with a medium off white head. Aroma has boozy candied fruits and a slight doughy note. Flavor follows suit and has nice earthy bitterness to balance with the fruit. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is candied fruit/bitter and warming.
jcartamdg (2357) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber orange with a thick white head that doesn't dissipate. Aroma of sweet malts, alcohol and citrus. Taste is malty and sweet with an alcohol and citrus bite in the finish. Not bad
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Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a deep amber color with a lasting light tan head. The nose is muted but has light pine notes. The flavor has bold pine resin, dark honey, stone fruit, and caramel notes. Full bodied with a nice hop presence. Solid brew.
bth122 (1326) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, beautiful mahogany color. Aroma is hoppier than most barley wines with citrus hop and fruit like grapes and plum. Medium light bitter, medium light sweetness. Medium-heavy body. Creamier texture. Ave carbonation. Warming alcohol. Nice rounded barley wine with grape/plum fruits and citrus hops. Good stuff.
Beerathon (1494) - 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 (1048) - 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 (4187) - 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 (5738) - 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 (1782) - 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