SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle .. shared with people .. caramel darkness, sugar, booze, and hay liquer .. shoot pool .. medium mouth, booze cuts into it .. mild chewiness .. finish is long. soft carbonation .. would have liked more complexity .. . .
everyone needs to get punched in the face at least once in their lives. everyone.
nuplastikk (4955) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler brought back from a beer fest. I wasn’t nuts about it at the fest, but this one has really grown on me now that I can mellow out on it at home. The base malts are pleasantly smooth and biscuity, and the barrel tones are mild and subtle. Smooth golden malt tones, pleasant hop balance. The interplay between the oak and big smooth malts is awesome. So much depth. Really unique interpretation of the style. Well done.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Oranges and honey meet alcohol heat and green hop bitterness in this flavorful but rough-and-tumble Blond Barley Wine.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the cloudy pale amber shine.
-The flavor profile is simple for the style.
-Mouthfeel is rich but also oily.
-Few flavors stand out.
-This is way under par for Firestone Walker...
Ernesto987 (4451) - Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very light barleywine, almost awheat wie. PPale yellow, very sweet and strong. Not cloying and didn’t hate it which is odd for barleywines. Well, its two awesome breweries working here so that helps.
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smell is light malt and a tropical smell. Taste is pretty dry with some malt. Medium carbonation, medium body, and some foam.
MadIndian (2571) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SJ. Notes of vanilla, caramel malt, grass, toffee, pine, mango, bread, and brown sugar. Odd, but really good.
drfabulous (4629) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Binny’s. Orange pour. Malty and slightly sweet with a trace of brown sugar. I’m not consuming fresh obviously (bought in Nov 14), but a tasty citrus based barley wine.
PartyFowle (457) - - MAR 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tangerine and hazy in appearance. The thin, fuzzy head pops away quickly. Citrusy aroma -- orange and pineapple juice, lime, light caramel. Tropical, but more of a sweet tropical juice than tropical hop, as if it came from malt. Less sweetness in the flavor -- more orange peel, a little grass, some floral notes. Almost IPA-like in character. The body is surprisingly soft and light, with mild peppery carbonation. Very clean, zippy finish. Interested to see how this ages -- I imagine it can only get better.
JHeath99 (1348) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a transparent amber with minimal off white head. Taste and aroma are nice, like a hoppy barleywine, with bitterness mixed with caramel and the slightest hint of booze
sonnycheeba (4138) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma is citrus, bready malts, toast, honey, and faint spice. Flavor is rich malt profile with smooth hop character, honey sweetness, and some booze. Medium/full body.