VAYankee (330) - Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy brown body without a head. Sweet syrupy aroma of malt and plum. Flavor is predominately dark fruit and syrupy, with a bit of licorice and alcohol bite. Overall the least appealing barleywine that Iíve tried.
rustbucket0873 (275) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a decenent head. aroma is fruits. the flavor is sweet and malty. its really thick. To thick for me
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark malty brown with almost no head. Very malty aroma with a hint dried fruit, brown sugar, and caramel malt . Taste is smooth and malty with just a hint of roasted malt and maybe a little bit of the hops. The malt hides some of the hops, but you get a little of the hop bitterness in the finish. Definitely a very malt driven barley wine and will be interesting with some aging.
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from the new Flying Dog mix 4pack purchased at Spirits on Rt 9 Toms River. I have copious notes on this one but it all boils down to one thing....ALCOHOL BOMB. This beer was a total let down unless your looking to get real banged up real quick pass this one up and pass it up quick.
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 355ml. Appearance: Hazy dark ruby with a small light beige head. The aroma is mainly of molasses, a huge amount of sour apples, acetone, wax, marzipan and raisin. Malt accentuated. Flavor and palate: Sweet malty taste. Very low bitterness. Alcoholic. Buttery. Mediocre malty finish which is reminiscent of raisin. Overall impression: A very poor barley wine.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Six pack. Tastes like chocolate with an extrememely forced alcohol content.
bpreo (1608) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of a nasty taste according to my tongue and taste buds. It is almost as if this beer has been rotting in a fallout shelter since 1939 and there was a hole in the bottle so roaches could piss in it. But thatís what you bargain for when you get a 10% ALC beer.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky brown, no head whatsoever. Aroma combo of caramel/toffee and paper, big oxidation. Flavor much the same. Oxidation not as prevelant, but there. Cloying. Very cloying.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque dark body with a white bubbly head that immediately dissapears. Chocolate cake and red wine in the nose. To me, the flavor was muddled and confusing. Thereís a big brandy-like sweetness up front along with some mouth-puckering bitter hops. Finishes with warm alcohol in the throat. Not a very good barleywine.
Yeggo (38) - USA - JUN 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank it a couple of days ago (bought a four pack - not sure if that was a good idea right off the bat) so Iím trying to remember much about it. It poured pitch black, ZERO head, and being my first Barley Wine, Iím not sure how to describe it further.