Oscbert (1041) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is light, malty fruitiness. Hard to pick up much aroma. Strong hop presence.
Pours a cloudy amber color with small yellowish head
Prune like flavor with strong hop character, grapefruit, pine. Well balanced
Full bodied, low CO2, lingering hop bitterness
Wish aroma offered a bit more. Really like how well balanced this is for a barleywine. Alcohol present but not overbearing.
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slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a cloudy burnt orange amber. medium to full bodied with slightly higher than average carbonation. aroma has a little alcohol, very herbal and spicy. flavor starts off malt heavy but the spicy hops come out quite a bit as it warms. Not one of the best BWs out there, but not too bad either."
baraciisch (1901) - USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany reddish brown in color... Aroma of caramel, toffee, light booze... Flavor is caramel, toffee initially, kind of watery, gives way to gentle hop finish... Solid
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brokensail (11008) - 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 (5549) - 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 (2264) - 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 (517) - 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 (2791) - 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 (2080) - 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 (3879) - 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