MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Densely murky with an enormous volume of assorted sizes of pale sediment, a small yellow-khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of aged leather, caramel, apples, tobacco, pears, leaf mould, earthy hops, pine and brown sugar.
Taste of apple cider, caramel, earthy hops, old leather, tobacco, leaf mould, pine, apples, plums and toffee.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation with only an occasional piece of sediment noticeable on the palate.
Except for the excessive sediment, this is a nice, complex barleywine.
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CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Dark amber colored with a small layer of tan head. Aroma is a potent blend of earthy hops resin, caramel, dark fruits and citrus. The flavor follows through with a hefty dose of caramel malt, grapefruit rind and resiny hops bitterness as well as some pine, oak and honey. Moderately thick and creamy body with soft carbonation and more caramel sweetness and herbal bitterness in the finish. Definitely one of the more aggressively hoppy and bitter Barley Wines around. Not that I’m complaining.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber, thin head.
Aroma is leather, buttery, fruity.
Flavour is med malt, leather, tobacco, bitter herbal hop finish.
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jcartamdg (3058) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber brown with no head. Aroma of malt, bitter hops and booze. Taste is bitter yet malty, pine and citrus with a lot of caramel. Medium mouthfeel, more going on than your average American barleywine
TheHOFF43 (2039) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange with some white head. Aroma is sweet, nice caramel and hops. Good boozy finish.
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy bet pour with an off white head. Hoppy and malty nose. Soft and mellow but still sweet and hoppy. Very good.
BVery (9503) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber. Slightly hazy orange pour with a small white head. Caramel and whiskey aroma. Taste is semi-sweet. Slightly dry. Not bad.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with a light brownish/yellowed head. Lots if hops mixed with brown sugar, dates, figs and honey. Warm alcohol notes on the finish.
maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is hoppy and a little funky and very characteristic of the style.
Taste is a little sour and definitely bitter from the hops, though it tastes like the hops are a little old. Not a great barley wine.
Ericular (953) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark brown with thin head and minor lacing. Aroma is strong caramel malts, bourbon, and spice. Taste is massive malts, vinous and thick with bourbon, with the dry earthy hops coming in quite bitter in the end. Not bad.