rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at Proof. Deep amber pour with a small white head. Sweet aroma, burnt sugars, caramel, toffee, vanilla, raisins and barrel. Similar sweet flavor that bordering cloying with notes of booze. Not really my thing.
Chudwick (2205) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into snifter - I get rye in the nose. Sip adds citrus, brown sugar or some other sweet ingredient, and wood. There is a lot going here, out of my league. Super sweet and somewhat boozy. Fairly hoppy still for a super sweet barley wine. Simply too much going on for me.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy red amber, puffy ring. Light skunky grass as orange up front in nose, accent burnt sugar booze aspects. hot flavor is light grass and cardboard oxidation, moderate orange and mango hop presence mid before thin, grassy light BO hop finish, slick palate.
BroSpud (1739) - , 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 (4458) - 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 (2707) - 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 (1768) - 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 (1989) - 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 (2319) - 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.