GothGargoyle (904) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden brown with a pale head and a little lacing. Aroma is raisin, prune, quince, with a hint of booze. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet at the start with a boozy bitterness on the finish. Taste is honey, date, caramel, hint of grapefruit. Not bad but a little booby. Erm, I mean boozy.
theoncle (56) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
D’ampolla. Fosc de color marró. Nous, caramel amb panses en l’aroma. El sabor és de malts amb un munt de panses i malt caramel. Bona en la seva categoria.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark reddish-brown beer under a creamy beige foam; huge hoppy aroma, piney, quince marmalade; sticky and pretty thick, quite soapy and with a high bitterness; very tasty; long hoppy fruity finish with more piney notes and hints of almonds - a not very enjoyable hop soup
Iphonephan (2607) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of bread dough and toffee. Deep hoppy notes. A little strange for a barley wine.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, floral, earthy, golden, amber, clear, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Blazer’s low-key O-Town Throwdown 2012… Mostly clear burnt-caramel ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. The aroma consists of clover honey and loads of caramel with some nice floral notes. Full-bodied and chewy with gentle carbonation. The flavor delivers gobs of caramel and date sweetness flanked by rindy, tannic bitterness that nearly matches that malt bill. Finishes bittersweet with lingering bitterness.
freeofthoughts (625) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle aged over 1 year. Pours cloudy reddish brown with a creamy light tan head. The aroma is smooth sweet barley with an earthy sweet fruit note. The taste is rich American barley with a very smooth creamy carbonation, a light fruity earthy hop bite. It finishes drying with a semi bitter grainy palate and light alcohol fruit with the hops coming in and out of prominence. Very awesome for the style.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark brown-copper with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and earthy hops, bit of dark fruit and brown sugar, some booze.
T - Sweet caramel and caramelized malts, grapefruit, pine, grassy, and pine hops, good resiny bitterness, some brown sugar, a bit of dark fruits, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, sweet, and warming finish.
D - Nice hoppy American Barleywine. Great hop profile and bitterness and good overall bitterness.
TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is rather hoppy and fruity with lots of caramel notes and sweet, chewy malt. Taste is sweet malt, floral hops, caramel, brown sugar, toffee notes and hop resins. Body is medium-full with moderate carbonation and moderate stickiness. Only mild warmth from the alcohol. Ends with more floral hops, fruit notes, chewy caramel, sweet malt, light grains, toffee and candy notes.
alexsdad06 (4361) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy deep orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma had big ripe fruits, sweet caramel malts, figs, herbal notes, and some alcohol. The flavor had more of the same big ripe fruits, sweet caramel, brown sugar, piney hops, and alcohol. Surprisingly dry at the finish.