BroSpud (1724) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled during Julio’s Spring Beer Fest. Surprised to find this one had much less alcohol taste than the "lowly" 12% Sweet Repute that was tasted immediately prior. I preferred this one as it seemed to have alot more going on that just alcohol. Lots of earthy fruit notes, oak and maple.
solidfunk (4321) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much better than Sweet Repute. A little too boozy but still balanced well overall. Barrel not super evident. Sweet malt and hops come out in this. Cloudy orange pour with good head and lacing. Smells sweet and liquory and finishes the same way. Tap at Founders event at Churchkey.
jmagnus87 (2548) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled at a friends house. Loads of oak, pine, caramel, toffee and citrus.
GenDV138 (1638) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at ChurchKey, thanks solidfunk! Pours caramel brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, pine, toffee. Tasting notes of caramel, pine, citrus, toffee. Medium body with a dry finish. Light syrupy mouthfeel. Haven’t had this fresh but it seems to have aged nicely.
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to tulip. Pours a clear amber color with off white head. Nose is caramel, alcohol. Light bodied with caramel, maple, wood. Booze is noticeable and the finish is bitter with some burn. Interesting but nowhere as good as Alpine Great or Bourbon County Barleywine.
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, nice stable off white head.
NOSE: alcohol, sweet, not balanced.
TASTE: alcohol, fruity, too much alcohol.
glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate cooked orange for the hops, light leather for the yeast, with notes of wood, dried cherry, maple syrup, lots of dried fruit and a faint spiciness. Head is small, wispy off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear copper, but murky on the last pour. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately to heavily sweet and bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a soft carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. Deep and rich withjust the right amount of sweetness in the Barley Wine.
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of @heatwave33. Amber brown in color with hints of deep red. Cream colored head, faded into thin wisps and a craggy medium collar. Aroma is of molasses, earthy burnt wood, tobacco, and some earthy spices. Taste is spiced and tobacco up front, faded earthy hops, woody and a touch boozey at the very end. Nice toffee/molasses flavor running throughout too. Nice full body and low to medium carbonation.
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a cloudy brown copper with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong candy sugar, oak, and pine. Medium mouthfeel with sweet candy sugar and sweet finish. Hides alcohol well, very good.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of bready malts, caramel, dark fruit, and some bourbon. Flavors of caramel, dark fruit, toffee, bready malt, light bourbon, and some booze. Solid barley wine.