brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ FiftyFifty. Light amber pour with an off-white head. Nose is caramel, dark fruits, and toffee on the nose. Some booze, toast, chocolate, and a bit of citrus. Sweet flavors of honey, toffee, caramel, and toast. Some dark fruit, chocolate, booze, and a little bit of citrus. Quite a bit of raisin. Kind of thin on the tongue.
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) cloudy copper, few bubbles. Nose of honey, American hops, caramel, rich, vanilla, grassy. Taste of bitter American hops, caramel, honey, big in every way, medium body, very low carbonation. Bittersweet linger.
Gription79 (1895) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Fruity, plum, raisin, slight vinous quality, caramel, lots of melanoidans. A very good barley wine, a bit young.
wheresyourball (369) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Truckee, served in a pint glass. Reddish brown with medium beige head. Smells of apples, dark fruit, booze. Taste is fruity with caramel and raisins. Pretty tasty.
alobar (2502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with an aroma of dark fruit, caramel, and alcohol. Dark fruit flavor with caramel, alcohol, and hops at the back end. Impressive brew.
holdenn (2060) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at FoBAB 2011. Phenol hairspray aromas from a brown red body. Bitter hairspray flavors. Chocolate. Odd chemical alcohol finish. Not sure what was up with this. 6/3/6/3/12
drewbeerme (3807) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at fobab, pours dark amber tan head nose of vanilla
bourbon caramel, flavors of vanilla lots of heat, caramel, cotton candy,
sticky hot finish
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft... in a event with a bunch of barrel aged barleywines this is one that stood out, the hops show through the barrel and provide lots of balance
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet molasses aroma and taste with caramel notes and a mildly musty finish.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Monk’s Kettle. Hop pellet aroma, heady and grassy and a bit of raw wort in there, too. Very hoppy nose, a bit odd for a barley wine. There is a hint of caramel sweetness, too. Dark coppery ruby-brown, clear, with foamy-creamy off-white lacing head. Medium heavy body, lightly oily and chewy, with medium carbonation and alcohol warming. Starts rather dry, with a light carbonic tang and neutral fruity hoppy character - light orange and grapefruit. Some alcohol sweetness, with raisin and dates, mild caramel, and a ton of hop bitterness. Finish is bitter with malty raisin sweetness, and a bitter dry after. Not too sticky, but the sugar is there.