mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap for Hard Liver ’12, pours a murky dark orange brown with a small tan head. Aroma is extremely hop-forward, with citrus fruits and grapefruit peel - some caramel malt to back. Flavour is also extremely hop-forward more reminiscent of a IIPA - very dry palate with citrus fruits / peel and just enough malt. Delicious hoppy barley wine.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 from Capone’s. Pours turbid rusty ruddy Carolina muddy brown with 2-finger tan head and well retained lace. This one looks great. Nose is heavy caramel malt, tabgeriney resiny hops, black pepper, spirity and hot. Tastes rich, with a big caramel malt, tangeriney hop, spirity, earthy, citric flavor. Assertive hops and heat in this, and well integrated and balanced flavors. This one is very very good, and stays hoppy throughout.
jercraigs (8334) - 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
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gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 First rating
Draught at The Ginger Man, NYC, on January 28, 2012
Hazy copper color, white head. Sweet, aclohol, fruity sent. Apple, alcohol, grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Cloudy brown color, off-white head. SWeet, spicy, hoppy scent, some chocolate. Hoppy, citrus, malty, bitter, fresh taste. Smooth mouthfeel, fairly high bitterness.
Fin (8172) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, Belgium, consumed in Isobels camper, Baltic Wharf, Bristol, 1st January 2015 Quite thick on the pour not massively thick and not necessarily oily bit thicker than normal. A very much barley wine nose, good bittersweet beer, some sweet orange peel. Really like this. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.7
DrSilverworm (8154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10oz on tap at Dutch’s. Mostly clear darker red color. Good thin cream-colored head, leaves good thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Great texture.. Lightly dry finish. Great dark fruit aroma, and bigger hop to balance it out. Tropical fruit, some resin, pine. Moderate sweet, bigger bitter taste. Light bit of hoppy heat at the end. A real nice barley wine. A bit of heat to it, but a nice bit of hop as well. Nice, hoppy aromatic stuff.
DSG (8101) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Ariel. Clear deep amber with a small beige head. Aroma of stale hops, some caramelly malt and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, malty, continues with somewhat stale hops (still with malt in the background) and a bitter and kinda alcoholic finish. Somewhat oily mouthfeel. So-so.
deyholla (7701) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 On tap at Local Option. Pours a hazy deep amber with a yellowish tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of toffee, caramel and a strong pine hop notes. Flavor begins sweet with grains but finish is hoppy and resinous with a hint of backing caramel.
DuffMan (7620) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with my father-in-law, who mercifully didn’t care for this beer, so I got to have the whole thing to myself. Dark orange amber, hazy, with a thick frothy milkshake-like head. Luscious floral perfumey hops elevate thick chewy burnt-sugary malts. Moderately bitter finish. The florals here are just crazy! I’ve been thinking of changing my favourite style to barley wines (American style barley wines to be precise), and this beer is the perfect example why. Loved it!
BVery (7598) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Very murky amber pour with a spotty yellow-creamy head. Sticky and chewy. Pine hop and very sweet. Very good.