liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, piney, and boozy, with hints of brown sugar, raisin, leather, biscuit, and resin. Taste/Palate: syrupy and sweet; finishes bitter. Amazing malt/hop balance. Perfect!
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22. The beer looked thick. Had some certifiable floaties. Aroma was sweet and hoppy. Flavor had a sweet start, malty middle and smooth finish. Sweet flavors were brown sugar and caramel. Great evenly balanced beer.
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick mouthfeel, notes of alcohol and dark caramel, hops come in a little too quickly and strong but don’t subtract from the wonder.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a shiny copper penny color with a one finger frothy head that settles after a while to a fluffy ring. Malty sweet aromas with a touch of pine. Full nectar with creamy residual effers. This is not a decadent BW, rather a balanced sweetness to some piny hop acid. I like the creamy texture and ease of use. This is a moderate specimen with no offensive nuances and pretty basic in nature but dangerously drinkable. At 10.1% abv this one hides it well.
obguthr (5486) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peanut hull, pencil shaving nose with caramel and pine accents. Clear rust, thin yellow head, decent lacing. Cherry and orange peel dominated flavor. Definite woody character withg boysenberries. Walnuts and resinous pine finish. Medium body and easy carbonation. Damn, that’s a fine barleywine.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet/brown sugar, light caramel, grainy malt. Good balance of different malt flavors, and also a nice balance with citrus hops--which is secondary to the malt, but substantial. Firm bitterness; some alcohol flavor, but not much.
MrHangover (3861) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a clear amber beer with a small beige head. Aroma is boozy, caramel, and slight roasted characters. Flavour is epic, big american hopped up barley wine. Full of alcoholic sweetness with a huge bitter hop presence in there. Wow, simply amazing and complex. Truly epic.
Gluepot (392) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the nose is chocolate, plums, brown sugar and malt. The head is relatively thin, off-white and fluffy. Lots of dark rich tastes going on here - exactly what I am looking for in a BW. Roasted malt, caramel, dark berries and raisins are nicely set against fruity hops. Hazelnuts, slightly burnt butter, a touch of chocolate, chewy malt and a nice booziness round out a great taste profile.
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was release number 1. From the 22-oz bottle it poured a red brown color with a fat tan head and a lot of lacing The nose is roasted malta and ripe fruit .Medium body, lots of alcohol, and powerful mourhfeel. The flavor is very intense with lots of rich malt flavors balanced with flavorful hops. The finish showed a lot of fruit and some bitterness. This one appeared to have some age on it and was simply excellent.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #1 bottle from Whole Foods Market P Street, which means I’ve had it several months. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, brown sugar, citrus hops and faint nutty notes. The taste is brown sugar, toffee, citrus, molasses, bitter finish and faint alcohol warmth. Medium-full bodied. Nice.