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.
MrFecesious (800) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep amber with minimal cap. What little roping is there, it seems to lace alright. Aroma of sweaty socks, plums, caramel, raisin, woodiness. Taste is fruity sweetness and bitterness. Sticky and a medium dryness. Medium-low carbonation.
Gamin (69) - - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour into a snifter. Hop forward taste is unexpected but not bad. Carb level is also unexpected. It's definitely a unique barleywine!
umich03jm (1584) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, 3 months old. Pour ruby-brown with a small head that fades to a ring. Some some webbing grabs the glass a little. Aromas are vanilla, cherries, plums, citrus, light pine, and light caramel. Taste brings out much more pine and citrus than the aroma. Lots of hops up front and finishes with some light cherry candy and vanilla. Finish is fairly bitter and dry. High carbonation stings the tongue a little. Surprisingly a bit thin for a 10% barley wine. It’s decent. Alcohol taste shows up big in the finish when it starts to warm.
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber, light haze, with an off-white head. Citrusy aroma with some sweetness and malt depth. Citrusy flavor with floral pine, some malty sweetness and a very slight onion note that’s not really distracting at all. It’s pretty good really, but my only complaint is that it doesn’t really have the body I expect for a barley wine.
andrewje41 (151) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Very smooth with cherry and plum. Has a hoppy, slightly boozy fruit flavor. Long sweet finish. Very good.
cstuartj (930) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Ruby dark brown, thin head some lacing. Nice sweet nose, wine notes, pleasant alcohol warming, long deep finish. Yumm!
notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy ruby pour - very hoppy nose - juicy grapefruit, pine, sherry/light oxidation, toffee - flavors of toffee, cherry, sherry, strong citric and woody hops - mostly american in character, but a bit of treacle, mineral, and earth that is a bit british in character - warming finish, but not too hot - pretty good.
malrubius (1581) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from World Wine. Woody hop chocolate and a little gluey aroma. Caramel and ripe fruit and a little chocolate with assertive piney resiney hops just bordering on astringency. Medium full body. Fairly high carbo. Good.
BigDbrews (12) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber with one finger of off white head. Aroma is lots of citrus hops. Flavor is more hops and candy like malt with a firm bitterness. Finishes nice and dry.
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robertjm (737) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice fine foamy head. Relatively clear body the color of a dark orange sunset. Aroma of oranges. Hoppy, but not resiny which is nice. Bitterness lingers on palate. Mouthfeel is just right. Slight warming after the fact. Reminds me of a cross between Bigfoot and Arogant Bastard. Wish it wasn?t so darn expensive.