BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle acquired via trade with Homer321...had to let my pops try this as he is a fan of rich and crazy sweet and this one didn’t disappoint! Fiery amber/burnt tangerine pour with a tightly packed eggshell foam. Nose isn’t quite as complex as I’d like but shows loads of vanilla bean, molasses, toffee, and maple syrup. Flavor is similar with the addition of some oak, honey-baked biscuit, and hints of cocoa. This one is quite sweet but I didn’t find it at all cloying and the ABV is masterfully (dangerously) hidden. Nice syrupy mouthfeel as well.
OmegaX (1276) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is thick caramel malts with a citrus/pine hop punch. Just like arrogant bastard but more caramel heavy. Body is thick and chewy. Sticky. Color is bronze/brown with a nice head. Very intense flavors of caramel and resinous hops behind an alcoholic mask. Good. Intense.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What an interesting barleywine, thanks for the share OmegaX. This beer looks, smells and tastes almost EXACTLY like Arrogant Bastard. I’d even like to go no further than to say so. Not kidding.
bp (806) - Queens, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours reddish orange with a thin white head, sweet and hoppy aroma, taste is hoppy, dark fruits, warming finish
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a strawberry hazy golden color. Has a nice barley , sugar and honey taste. I wish I would have aged it more. I grabbed it thinking it was the porter in my fridge but the 15 percent alcohol is well hidden in the flavor. Perfect way to end a beautiful day.
boozedude (1910) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber from cheese shop, pours murky dark orange, fruity alcohol aroma, taste is bananna, grape, licorice, its all over the place, pretty amazing that its this smooth for a 15%
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a clouded orange amber with a yellowy off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma with citrus, toffee, very slight oxidation notes. Flavor has caramel, citrus hops, toastiness, oak with an alcohol sharpness and again a slight oxidation hint. Yum!
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Atom (1405) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pracna pours a dark mahogany amber with a large off-white head. Nice hop presence in the nose, with some caramel malts. Taste has a mellow caramel malt with some soft vanilla and soft bourbon presence with a dragging bitter resinous pine hop on the finish. Overall drinkable for a barrel aged Barly Wine with a solid hop presence.
DuffMan (6976) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Beautiful hazy red orange, thick, dense light golden crown that retains magnificently. Sweet breadcrusts, brown sugar, sponge toffee, light yeast, lightly floral, some sherry qualities. Densely chewy, rich and lovely. To me, an archetypical American style BW.
bigdave341 (6) - USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden brown beer with white head that doesn’t stay around like the common one night stand. Smells like a solid barley wine sweet but bready just like the taste, finishing the bottle you can’t help but smile and think about all the other barley wines you’ve had and think why can’t they be this good perfect