daknole (10281) - 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 (4164) - 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 (800) - 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.
S_Side_Smitty (594) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy and brown with a minimal light tan head. Aroma is grainy with baked brown sugar reminiscent of banana nut bread. Taste is interesting for an American style barley wine. I would have thought that the hops would have ruled this one, but they seem almost equally matched with the malts - really complimentary. That is followed by some reluctant alcohol and a steady long bitter finish. This one would be interesting in a vertical tasting. Have to get some more.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine. Brewed February 2013. The aroma is musty and vinous. Malts dominate. The beer smells sweet. Moderately hazy amber body with a medium creamy head. Herbal hop flavors to begin with, before caramel and toffee malts follow. Finishes quite bitter with an earthy and herbal hop flavoring. A big, bold beer.
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown pour, thin and sticky head with an aroma of tons of spicey caramel. Flavor is also incredibly malty, caramelly, with very dry woody hops throughout, copper and slightly warming. Very nice for 10%.
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful burnt tangerine pour with crimson highlights and a dense khaki head that left a spot or two of lacing. Although the nose is fainter and more subtle than the flavor, both show rich caramel, toffee, molasses and candied citrus accompanied by ripe dark fruit, spice, and even a hint of evergreen. Bright and hoppy, particularly for the style. Would pick this up again.
Sledutah (6044) - Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from mikem409
Pours cloudy dark amber with a medium sized foamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma is ripe dark fruit, woody and pine. Smooth mouthfeel, toasted malts, caramel, woody and pine resin
Very nice sipper.
umich03jm (2767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a small bubbly head that quickly fades. Aroma is nicely balanced between hops and malt. Different aromas I get are cherries, pine, flowers, citrus, toffee, caramel, and herbs. Taste is very nice too. Light sweetness up front and very fruity, cherries, grapefruit and flowers. Moderate bitterness hits right after, lots of caramel and toffee. Hoppy and spicy finish but the toffee lingers too. Smooth in the finish too and no alcohol present. Thick and somewhat oily mouthfeel. Overall, this is one of those barley wines that is not boozy and is more like a DIPA. Really like this.
Blairgus (3335) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 mar 2013, bottle. Light ruby, clear, no bubbles. Nose is cherries and wet raisins. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Sweet raisin malt, slightly bitter perhaps rye malt. Decent.
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