crosamich (433) - 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.
Turboninja (427) - 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.
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of sweet spruce and citrus hops. Pours a medium brown color with a small white head. Taste is dominated by citrus hops, pine, caramel sweetness, and the perfect amount of alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied with low carbonation. This is an outstanding barley wine - one of my favorites. Very enjoyable.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2003 Very smooth and seductive.Smells like a nice west-coast style but lighter.Looks very appealing/hazy ruby dark red.The taste is a tad watery for the style yet very enjoyable and flavorful.Not too much of anything...the buzz is quality.The palate is too smooth for such a devil of a beer(doesen't surprise me)teases of chocolate and some nice hops.Eaisier than most barley wines.Very much like the Old horizontal.Excellent!
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7/24/04. Poured out of 750 mL bottle, sampled at San Diego Barley Wine Tasting courtesy of ScottVacula 7/24/04. Dark auburn color, hazy. Thin whisp of a head with lumpy lacing. Clumps of sediment throughout the glass. Full, sweet caramel aroma, big and fruity. Flavor is darkly bitter, somewhat roasty, with autumn sweetness and sap. A bit harsh but very good. Full body with a smooth finish to a big crescendo of hoppy, dark twigs. Iíd love to try this after a year or two of aging.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy brown with little to no head at all. Aroma is caramel malts, brown sugar, dry fruits and vanilla. Flavor is not quite what I was expecting from the aroma. light caramel malts, wood and brown sugar. Light bodied with little to no carbonation.
kennydiaz (355) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased in a sixtel from spirit in Manahawkin. It pours with a nice creamy head. Nice amber color with a nice toffee smell. Taste sweet and fruity plums and caramel with brown sugar. Does not taste like it is high in alcohol content. I have had in bottle format and in keg. I prefer the keg format much more.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one during the sampler, too. Not a big fan of the barleywine style brew, however, this one seemed decent. Not much more to comment about since I donít have too much experience with Barleywine style brews. Complex character with a rich body and flavor.
mnoud (310) - 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.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009: pours dark ruby/mahogany with a teafroth off-white head. nose is heavy pine, candied plum, brown sugar. flavor is a powerful blend of pine, spicy and sticky sweet hops, brown sugar, raisin, brandy, candied plum, and dark cherry. aftertaste is long, bitter, and even with a nice balance of spicyu hops and brown sugar malt sweetness. visocus, thick, awesome. this is the brew that got me into beer...I thought I had rated it a few years ago, but apparently i didnít.