skortila (5003) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
West USA trip 2010. The aroma has caramel, raisin and citrus. Hazy, yellow-orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, has hop bitterness, caramel malts, raisins. Good body. Nice one.
blutt59 (6358) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, via trade with scrizz, cloudy orange pour, thin foam, malty biscuit
and fruit aroma, flavor of malty, bread pudding, fruity, light finish
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Brouwer’s Hard Liver 8. Poured a golden yellow/copper with minimal off white head. The nose was a small amount of caramel and a decent amount of hops. The taste was pretty bland, diluted caramel malt and slight hops. This was my least favorite BW I tried at the barleywine fest. I love BW’s but not this one, never again Elysian.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Toronado BWfest–on tap-pours an off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-toffee. Taste is sweet medium malt-toffee/sugary, medium fruit, herbal hops bite.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy dark amber, smooth, caramel malt, dark fruits, little hops, very balanced.
CheersMate (1325) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Malt and Vine. Nice dark orange/ light brown appearance. Haze apperance. Not much head to speak of. Huge sweet caramel malt aroma. Not much in the way of hops, just a dominating caramel malt aroma. Caramel malts dominate to the point where I can’t smell anything else. Huge caramel malt aroma with a very light citrus hop flavor. Just very malty.Smooth palate.
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Likely quite fresh. Pours a ruddy copper with a slight off-white head. Aroma is quite malty/syrupy with just a touch of piney hop. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Flavor is pine over sweet caramel, along with lighter stone fruit. Nice. Finiishes more sweet than bitter. It has a very nice aftertaste.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours an amber copper body with an off white head. Salty malt character and caramel notes. Big etoh burn with some rotting fruit character and some salty apples. Eh.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Earthy, strong sweet caramel flavors. Apricot like fruit flavors also are present, with some bittering hops. The flavor is a lot more cloyingly sweet than I like, but there’s nothing terrible about it. I might have to give it another go later.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that I’ve been holding onto for a while. Smells of caramel, dark fruit, molasses, maple syrup, resiny. Tastes bitter and earthy with a dark fruity finish.