Shag (2443) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured an amber color with a moderate off white head. The aroma contains some caramel, toffee, biscuits, and bananas. The flavor contains some caramel, bananas, biscuits, and booze. The aftertaste is quite sweet and boozey. This is much darker than any wheat wine Iíve had. Overall this is not a session beer and as per usual too sweet for my liking but ok in small amounts.
DYCSoccer17 (3014) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Veteranís Liquor in Colorado Springs. Husky, musty, malty aroma with good sweetness present. Lightly fruity and fairly aromatic. Transparent amber body with a yellowish head that is medium in size. Very sweet, sugary start with some caramel notes. Light husky, dusty wheat flavors in the middle. Light hops to finish. Sweet and a bit cloying. Lacks some inspiration.
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber with a little off-white head. Malty nose with a note of dried fruits, candied fruit, caramel and a little alcohol. Full, soft, oily body. Taste is like the nose and very well-balanced- sweet candied fruit with a bit of pine and citrus.Finish is smooth and sweet with a little warming alcohol. Two thumbs up.
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Mellow caramel aromas very malty nose. Pours an amber gold with a thin white head. Smooth malty flavors, caramel, with bread and hints of toffee. Very smooth.
deyholla (4789) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Poured a clear deep amber with a muted yellow head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was strong wheat with a hint of pine. Flavor was similarly strong one note wheat with just a hint of pine. Nice and smooth, almost syrupy. Would have enjoyed a bit more complexity here.
Dorwart (2266) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong off-white head of fine bubbles. Minimal carbonation. Weak and fruity aroma with some sweet tarts, sweet malts and some malts. Color is a dark copper brown. Sweet and malty flavor with a strong alcohol presence. Mostly malts and hottness. Medium bodied. Finishes sweet and malty. Not a very good barleywine.
garrison (717) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a twenty four ounce bottle purchased at "Kellerís IGA" in Cincinnati, Ohioís "Gaslight Clifton" neighborhoos. This one pours out a dusky reddish amber hued brew, with a tiny bubbled off white head of foam and a light mown grass aroma. Tastewise, itís rather complex, with the plum-malt character being the strongest suit and the bitter finish also being engaging and enjoyable... that reminds me of a few past girlfriends of mine!
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel, nuts), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot).
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Not much to it, simple and sweet. Ok.
SSSteve (3379) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2010
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
22oz bottle. clear copper under a small, frothy off-white head. sweet aroma with caramel and bruised banana aroma. weird mix of flavor that just isnít coming together. gum, caramel, apple, coffee grinds? palate suffers with a sticky, thin mouthfeel, lots of fusely alcohol, and a lingering tart bitterness.
Headbanger (2471) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 6/15/10 (Binnyís Naperville)-48į in Snifter-Pours a dark amber iwth a big off white head. Aroma of sweetness, hops, caramel, and grapefruit. Taste of the same without a heavy sweetness which I was expecting. This medium to full bodied brew is different but still tasty.