drjay44 (2565) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin poorly retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear dark copper (SRM 20) body.....nose is pine, resin, citrus peel, dreid fruits....taste is malt sweetness, with dried fruits including, raisin, fig, plum tones, some light pineapple, finishing with a moderate pine citrus peel bitterness......mouth feel, chewy, with a heavy thick body, sticky, alcohol warmth, with slight fusel tones, carbonation low with a mild acid finish. This is obviously an American Barley Wine with American hops. It is hop forward, with almost balancing malt strength resulting in a near balance of strengths. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
Beergeek23322 (2125) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/10/2010. Sampled at the brewery. My favorite of the beers served there. Dark brown with a tan head. Malt, dried fruit, caramel aromas with hints of alcohol. Thick and buttery, dried fruit, alcohol with light hops.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Brown and cloudy with a light tan head. The aroma is sweet and full of caramel malts and light alcohol. Similar flavor, malty and sweet with grass, herbal hops and a light earthiness. Full bodied malt bomb.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is caramel and malts with some vanilla. Pours a dark reddish brown with almost no head. Taste is caramel and malty sweet. Not as much alcohol taste as other barleywines. Very good.
sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ratman. Pours a hazy dark brown. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of caramel and hints of roasted malts. Also notes of alcohol and residual sugars.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub.<br.Pours a deep amber with a nose of deep, boozy molasses and plumb/raisin malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, raisin, molasses, and a funky sour note in the finish. Oily on the tongue. Not bad but the sour fruit finish doesn’t work.
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque medium brown with a small, but lasting, off-white head. Aroma of figs, figs, and more figs, caramel, molasses and slight hops. The flavor, again, is full of figs, sweet, but not too much so. Full bodied and a bit creamy. The first two sips I wasn’t sure, but after that it was quite enjoyable.
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Theis & Mette.
Hazy red brown coloured with a small off-white ehad.
Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and bread with notes of alcohol and hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, cookies, hops and pine needles.
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - Tasting. Clear amber brown - offwhite head. Ryebread, barley, sweetness, honey notes, ok hoppy, caramel, amber malts. Nice.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle picked up near the brewery in September of 2010, opened March 2011, which assumably makes it the 2009 edition. Faint non-hiss when opened and accompanying mild, almost non-existent carbonation level. Murky red-brown. The aroma is classic Barleywine, deep mollases soaked amber malt. A pretty well executed offering, much better fresh and carbonated I’d bet. As it is it comes off a little like watery honey mead. OK.