shrubber85 (9019) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cherry, raisin, toffee malt and alcohol aroma. Medium brown with minimal head. Sweet raisin, toffee malt and moderately bitter herb and alcohol flavor. Nice.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red, brown with a cream foam. Aromas are toffee with spicy alcohol and marzipan. Alcohol burn with hedgerow berries, raisins and yeast. Multigrain with lemon. Flavours are mellow spiced oranges with toffee and peppery, nutty alcohol. Autumn fruit with leafy notes and biscuit dry malts. Very boozy finish. Nice.
gnoff (8746) - 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.
DrSilverworm (8548) - 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.
DocLock (8530) - 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 (8509) - 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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DSG (8448) - 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.
Fin (8332) - 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
deyholla (8124) - 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.