chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 mahogany color.
Aroma: Faint but clean chocolate and fruit.
Taste: Sweet pear, licorice + hops followed by earth carmely malt mid finishing with sweet sticky grogy alchohol chest warming goodness.
Xenon (117) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First barleywine I’ve had in awhile. Caramel and toffee everywhere. The maltiness is all over this beer. The booziness is apparent at all times as well. I normally prefer some more hop flavor to my barleywines, but this one is smooth and well balanced with the sweeter malts it carries. Not very roasty at all. I like it, but partly because I also really like barleywines
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark copper/amber with a thin tight off-white head. Bourbon, licorice, toffee, and malt aroma. Taste is strong dark fruit, toffee, sweet malt, and light hops. This has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation and light hop bitterness. There is a low alcohol warmth on the finish. A good take on an English-style Barleywine.
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours an amber brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dates, floral, with a hint of alcohol. Taste is fairly complex, malt again is prevalent initially with caramel, chocolate, port, with a slightly floral bitter finish. A slight hint of alcohol is present. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Doesen’t push the limits of this style but it is an enjoyable barley wine.
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little to no head on top of an opaque orangy brown pour...butterscotch aroma with some crisp fruity notes.
it was bitter and astringint. It got syrupy sweet as it warmed. There is a lot to it, but just a little too much. There is not much tantellizing subtlety to this one.
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not my thing. Nice dark color but had way to much of a kick even for me ( i enjoy the hops ).
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very dark brown, mahogany color. I got no head outta this one, so no real lacing to speak of either. BIG malty taste with this one, a little bit sweet, not sure if i could drink more than 2 or 3 for that reason. Has just enough hops to balance out the malt just a bit, but is not bitter whatsoever. more i drink it the sweeter it seems to get. not sickening sweet just yet, but im thinkin maybe i could now only drink one of these bad boys at a time. Alcohol is also hidden very well in this one.
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber in color with a wispy white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has strong mineral notes punctuated by that of pineapple, butterscotch, and coconut.
The actual flavor is remarkably intense with sweet, toasty notes giving way to a long, slightly bitter finish smacking of bittersweet chocolate, tart apple, and toasted malt.
Have for dessert along a slice of peach pie and vanilla bean ice cream.
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pourd redish in color with a small tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Full bodied. Strong flavors of dark fruit, finishing with light hops.
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. dark brown pour with off white head. good aroma. lots of malty flavor