nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 750ml shared by Brad. Glowing orange body. Oily head, soapy edges. Oaky, big woody malt tones. Rich caramel tones, but not overly sticky. A really great Barleywine. Awesome to see a non-barrel aged beer this good. Massive yet balanced.
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red/cola like color with off white head. Aromas and flavors of caramel, malt, and sweet fruits.
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle (forget which year it was) in a tasting glass. Pours cloudy brown/ruby with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and light chocolate from the malts, some dough, and a little bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice malty character. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 750ml bottle purple wax bottle pours a dark brown with zero head big complex flavors. caramel really sticks out
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 Yellow wax...Pours amber/ruby with no head. Aroma has slightly boozy notes of candied fruit and earthy/woodiness. Flavor is slightly oxidized but not too much...nice candied fruit and earthy hops/woodiness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the finish is warming. Shame its oxidized.
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle, shared with Mac, 09/22/2013. Pours muddy reddish brown, light creamy head rests on the surface, thin ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is sweet apple caramel, dried golden raisin, soft hoppy pine, dark bready toffee, hint of roast and chocolate to balance. Taste is sweet caramel, light fruit and raisin, chocolate toffee, pleasant hop bite with lingering bitterness. Medium thick body, smooth, fairly drinkable even this fresh. Great barley wine.
Advocate_Ames (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a dissipating soapy head that becomes fine. The aroma is of sweet carmel malts, butter toffee, booze, fruit and spice notes from the hops. In the flavor I noticed the sweet carmel malts, butter taste, bitterness, and booze. The finish was of malts, booze, bitterness, and a nice dryness. Overall this hit my palate but did so pleasantly.
AdamJackson (2879) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Golden amber with a 2 finger creamy red head. Resilient head, doesn’t fade.
S - Smells like a copper penny with a nice level of American hops. I get a little cardboard and caramel
T - Damn. Overall, it’s a nice tasting beer with a nice healthy happiness, maltiness and bitterness throughout. But the copper penny ruins it completely.
M - Medium body, not much carbonation. bitter finish
O - Overall, I’m pretty disappointed.
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. 2009 vintage blue wax top. Clear crimson red with big soapy head. Nose is old hops, caramel malts, chocolate notes with a slight off note. Flavor is sweet up front with a metallic / copper taste. Oxidized notes... Big oxidized notes, with sweet caramel. Ummm, boy this was a big disappointment.
ryanfolty (1908) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 3, 2013 - bottle shared by Joe. Orangish brown pour. Indigo wax so this was the 2010 batch. Aroma and taste of caramel and dark fruit. Alcohol was well hidden and this drank very smooth.