deyholla (6746) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.
mcberko (6734) - 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.
j12601 (6639) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Max’s. Pours a hazed ruby tinged muddy amber with a thin white head. Gently hoppy, roast and chocolate, malty cocoa. Very sweet, cocoa and chocolate. Malt and roast. Toast, roast. Cocoa and malt, long chocolate on the finish.
BVery (6626) - Burnsville, 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.
marcus (6606) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with an attractive tan head and a sugar and alcohol aroma. There is a raspy caramel malt flavor with s some tobacco and brown sugar and noticeable alcohol. It’s much more bitter than the average barleywine. It all works pretty well.
DrSilverworm (6602) - 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.
KyotoLefty (6581) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa. Aroma of licorice, menthol, chocolate, caramel, light raisins. Minty flavor, very hoppy with pine, chocolate, caramel, and tobacco. Rich, controlled sweetness and huge menthol hops. Very nice, burning, hop finish.
Radek Kliber (6519) - 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+
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Thanks hanniku.
Pours a hazy dark amber colour. Aroma of stinging floral hops, caramel and gooseberry bush. Rich flavour of floral hops, gooseberry bush, strawberries, caramel and hay. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, bitter and very harsh finish. Too raw at this point, but on the other hand I don’t think that this will improve much after some aging.
olio (6308) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ hotel room in Copenhagen. BBE 2015.
Pours hazy copper color with small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel, goose berry bush and mild toffee. Flavour of caramel, ripe fruits, goose berries grassy hops and mild yeast notes. A bit raw.