slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"pretty dark pour...nice mahogony color, but also pretty flat. a smooth sipper. definitely on the sweet side...molasses, tobacco, dark fruits. definitely liked it and it could stand up to some of the big boys with some carbonation."
nuplastikk (4702) - 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.
dwyerpg (4643) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A light caramel aroma. Beautiful color. This has a strong bite of both hops and alcohol up front, with some caramel that grows in it. Smooth and good.
IrishBoy (3883) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz 2004 bottle a bonus from Ratman! Thanks Don! Nose of raisin pie with some toffee and the pies yeasty crust, nose is really mellow! Very murky amber with a small beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with an Adam old ale note. Quite a decent barleywine.
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.
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and murky-brown. Sweet, hoppy-fruity nose. Low carbonation. Thick, chewy, syrupy texture. Sugary and fruity hops with big notes of pine. Sweetness, overall, is a bit much, but not distracting. Some of its bitterness combats it well. Interesting flavors surface but I wouldn't call it overly complex. Overall, it was kind of like caramel-dipped pine needles, and I liked that flavor.
sunevdj (3271) - 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.
drjay44 (2731) - 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
ajnepple (2538) - Conifer, 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.
Beergeek23322 (2473) - 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.