Ignaciorg (27) - - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep redish brown with a firm, staying, creamy, white to off-white head. Aroma has dark chocolate, raisins, plums, apricot, light vinious, somewhat resiny. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good sweetness with firm bitterness. Apricot, peach, citrus. Deep milky chocolate, grainy, some cocoa-milk, raisins, vinious and warming. Soft roasted in the finish. Lovely beer.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma bold front, creamy bitter raw , bold rough approach. Alcohol hidden under hop blanket. Citrus on top.6+
Appearance fine murky dark amber look. Dark tanned lighter top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : sweet sugars, candy notes. Hop character lower than aroma presented. Mellow end. Some heat as it warm up. 13+
blankboy (5147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, JoeMcPhee, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a murky auburn-red with a small frothy tan head. Aroma is fruity along with lots of hops, caramel malt and some salt. Big malty flavour along with lots of hops, quite a bit of alcohol and a dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. It’s really good and well done but not exactly to my liking.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-04-12. Dark amber body, good sized foamy beige head. 4+ Nice Aroma, alcoholic melange of hops and malt, typical American barleywine profile. Flavour is similar, mix of hoppy bitterness and caramel malt. Salty undertones 7++ Medium bodied palate. 3++ Solid, pretty textbook take on the style? Reminiscent of Old Leviathan or Old ruffian, or at least how I remember them being. Just a bit too alcoholic to get to the next level of appreciation for me. Good but I would only reach for it occasionally. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry
"I like my rating for this, I talk about decoction..."
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd September 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, big pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, airy and semi dry. Nice toffee malt base, rich. The hops are a little skunky with pleasant pine. Finishes semi dry. Bitter hop linger. Like this - so few good barleywines about these days.
JoeMcPhee (7621) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of hogtownharry - Deep amber pour with a thin head. Very rich malty aroma. Chewy malt and a little bit of rich earthy hoppiness. A salty sort of malt character with some intense character and a bit of earthy bitterness and a touch of citrus. Very rich and fruity with a bit of pine on the back of the palate.
HogTownHarry (5638) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
my bomber. biggish bitter american barleywine, cloudy, deep reddish, smallish frothy beige head. That’s all - a bit boozy. would like to age one.
Beergeek23322 (419) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
October 2012. Pours dark amber, almost redbrown with a tan head. Aromas of caramel, grapefruit, pine. Hoppy and long finish. outstanding beer.
thornecb (3641) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy deep amber into a tulip. Soapy white head recedes leaving spot lacing. Stale pit fruit aromas. Thick with dark berry and pit fruit upfront turning to bitter toffee before the lasting molasses finish.
HenryXXX (180) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rusty golden brown. The nose is fig, molasses, cream brulee crust and date. The pallet is bitter caramel, sweet grapefruit and malt.
doublebock (450) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown orange color with thin layer of beige head. Huge candied malt aroma with a pleasant hoppy malty aroma reminiscent of home brewing. Rich chewy texture with cotton candy malt, a fresh Hop syrup flavor accented with raisins and orange peel.