DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at World of Beer - Tempe. Pours hazy mandarin orange. Super boozy aroma of hot bourbon, orange peel, coriander, decadent vanilla, major oak, and a slight hoppiness at the end. Smooth hot bourbon and toffee are the dominant flavors, along with clover honey, sweet lemongrass, and lightly bitter citrusy hops. Lighter body than expected. A nice sweet, blonde barleywine.
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at Barrelworks. Very malty, blond Barleywine, fruity, alcohol sweetness, very nice.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy gold with a classic barleywine aroma; deep brown sugar and cherries with a little boozy honey and raisin. The taste is a little boozy but it quickly blends into a smooth but large earthy offer malt tone, a bit of sugary almost-honey sweetness, dates and plantains, brown sugar, and floral hop resin. Very nice and a great sipper.
nimbleprop (4160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Freshcraft. Pours a honey gold with some white head. Nose is honey comb, booze, agave, malt, mead. Flavor is very sweet but gobs of honey, booze, earthy, agave. Boozy finish. Almost a braggot there’s so much honey to it.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hops and Pie, lighter golden pour with a darker center and small trace of head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, some wood and hop character. Taste is super rich creamy caramel up front with some vanilla notes and light fig, great body.
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joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Livermore Saloon for their second anniversary party. It pours a nice golden color with an off white head. The aroma is super sweet with honey, vanilla, bourbon and wood. The flavor is the same. Super rich on the palate and a bit of a chore to drink, honestly. Huge alcohol presence. Really well done and a great beer for sipping by the fire on a cold night, but I wasn’t in the right frame of mind for this one at the time.
Blairgus (2363) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
26 July 2013, tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks in Buelton, CA. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is barley wine but it's light. Weird! Med/full body and mildly fizzy. White grapes and fruitcake. Crazy that this is a light barley wine.
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daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright yellowish/orange tinged pour, white head. Loads of vanilla, freshly emptied oak barrels, some bitterness on the finish. Quite tasty, the hops add lots of flavor with the caramel notes. WINNER.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light orange color. Really slick on the tongue. I don’t know if I like this particular hop as of yet but the mix of blonde characters amped up to barleywine strength really works.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a massive white head over a hazy blonde-yellow hued body. Aromas are spicy, toasted oak, vanilla, marshmallow, light hops, grainy, bready, biscuity and malty. Flavors are fruity, calvados like, sulfur, bitter, grainy, fruit, barrel and some crazy oak tannins and vanilla. Fuller carbonation, low body for the ABV.