cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
on tap at mad mex. Barely any co2. Looks thicker foamy basic yellow. Completely flat fer sure. Taste is somewhat warm and fruity with strong volatile stuff. Less fruit and more strong ast he session continues. Not sure if this is BW or just BS. Rough, Certainly could use some aging to mellow it out. Too fresh and too uncivilized for this lager lover, does not hide alky well, as with most new BW. Difficult tosay the least.
conway (1782) - - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark ruby with little head. Dominated by huge tropical and citrus fruit notes. Booze is pretty well-hidden. Very nice.
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Julie say its a 2.9. She can not drink a whole glass think it is nice and warm. But is too hoppy
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phaleslu (7063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jackie-O’s. Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a small beige head that laces the glass. Nots of grapefruit and orange citrus, tropical fruits, florals, sweet malts, leaves, and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with a resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation and dry finish. Drinks like a nice big double IPA.
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewpub
One of the tap takeovers in Athens was a collaboration betwen Jackie O’s and Fat Heads. Knowing the reputation of both I did not hesitate to order myself a sample. A big barleywine is strong yet retains the distinctive hallmarks of what I have come to experience from both brewers to date.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel red body rests below wisps of tan head. Musty malts, hops, and resiny oak used to polish an antique violin are fresh. The result is like walking through a lumber yard after a fresh spring rain.
Flavor / Palate - Strong chocolate and licorice give this a different profile than most barleywines. The bitterness is strong from the first sip. Resiny and long lasting the outcome is perhaps not the most complex. However what it lacks in depth it makes up for in quality. If not for the ABV and other samples on my tray I would have gone back for more.
SSSteve (3879) - - DEC 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear ruby purple with a small beige head. Dark fruit nose. Flavors of apple skins and pears with caramel and a hint od perfumey floral hops. Some fitting residual sweetness. Very nice beer. Fatheads...best brewery in OH?...quite possibly. Ned to fet some jackie o’s
JaBier (5094) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jackie O’s during the 8th Anniversary celebration on 12/13/13. Clear red pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel malt. Sweet malt and grassy hop flavor with pine and caramel character before a bitter grapefruit finish.
Travlr (14210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jackie O’s. Clear deep golden amber briwn color, fluffy tan head. Aroma has decent hops. Taste is bright pine. Very tasty, but more of a DIPA than a barleywine.
BeerandBlues2 (10393) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Jackie O’s. Pours lightly hazy orange, copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops, biscuit, cracker, and honey malt, apple, pear, and apricot esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, spicy alcohol, supporting sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
michcam8 (321) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 101 Beer Kitchen. Dark amber color with a fluffy white head. Aroma of fuity hops and carmel malt. Taste translates with a bitter finish, almost too much. Not bad, but not outstanding. Would purchase again.