seanpg (23) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oaky woody malt forward. Bitter on bacj end and lots of malt. Not what I expected but another solid beer from founders
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour, small tan head. Great aroma - prune, toffee, a bit of alcohol. Absolutely fantastic flavor. Oak, chocolate, prune, raisins, alcohol, figs, toffee. Smooth and chewy. Knock out of the park.
Stuu666 (1417) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose of toffee, caramel, berries, taste is dry, rich caramel, fruity.
Hoppera (8) - SPAIN - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza tipo barley Wine. Un sabor potente 9.8 abv pero ala vez muy equilibrada! Un descubrimiento. Muy recomendable.
Gerardgathier (266) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
malt raisins caramel, deep sweet taste smooth body, nice malty nose, awesome.
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with a light tan head. Strong, full, powerful. Deep malt with raisin and caramel. Long finish.
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barleywines must not be a style I enjoy any more, because I havenít found a decent one in a while. Unfortunately, because I like Founders so much, this one joins the list. The beer poured a dark amber color with a small but cascading laced head. The flavors were extremely strong and extremely malty. There was also an abundant of sour and grassy hops. I found this beer way too malty and sweet.
Jamesthebrit (231) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I havenít rated this!!!????
Fresh bottle which makes a huge difference as the result of an aging experiment.
Boozy. Earthy. Molases sweetness. Like dates. Or raisins.
Looks amazing. Pours like a red orange. Nice head.
Taste is sweet. Some dates. Like earthy. Almost like a tartness. Like a good barley wine. (Unlike a bwine this does not get better with age) its got booziness but itís smooth. Yeah man.
Palate is smooth. I mean itís perfect. Full bodied but still sort of lighter. I mean... And this is why I love founders.... This huge beer is a favorite of my newbie craft beer lover who only likes light beer. (Ironically same with devil dancer)
This is one of my favorite beers. Itís a big beer that you can drink on a weeknight. Super potent and flavorful but easygoing enough. The beer by which other old ales are judged.
As noted: drink fresh otherwise this beer is gross.
ACD (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
35cl bottle. Amber orange, thin white head. Caramel heavy aroma, with berries, figs, and sweet shortcake, touch of oakiness. Lovely deep caramel in the taste, lots of red berry, shortcake malt, light pine, some light vanilla, spices. Long berry, caramel and light pine finish. Medium/full body. Slight booziness. A lovely fireside beer, more good (and amazingly well-priced) gear from Founders.
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight caramel aroma in a medium brown cloudy ale. Very malty like a barleywine but not nearly as smooth. Strong flavor but a bitter finish.