bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine, and dried cow manure. Flavor of caramel malt, toffee, toasted grain, raisins, citrus, some peach, and grass with a somewhat bitter finish.
Tmoney99 (10097) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop, dark fruit and toasted malt and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer that exceeeded my expectations.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pour is orange/gold with a cream colored head. Aroma shows notes of caramel apples, orange peels, honey, and brown sugar. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of pine, mango, and peach. Overall body is somewhat thin for a barleywine. Other than that, itís pretty balanced.
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally got to rate this one. Snifter. Dark gold with a foamy head. Nose is prominent in hops. Taste comes off though a very malty and a bit sweet. The 12% is well hidden in the beer. Confusing but very drinkable. Dangerous.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, courtesy of nbutler11, thanks! Nice aroma, pine, citrus and grass, with decent flavor for a barleywine.
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best of the product line. Enjoyed on tap at the Scottsdale location (brewed in Tempe). A mostly dark peach colour, very lacey with a white head. Closer to a Double IPA, very good and strong hoppiness. Above average mouthfeel. Some fruitiness.
daknole (8557) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn nice brew. Light brown pour. Aroma is loaded with citrus hops, honey, caramel, toffee and some good fruit. Flavor is both sweet and hoppy. Great dose of honey, caramel, orange peel, pine and some faint hint of nuts. Good shit.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tape at Strong Ale. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is big and hoppy. Taste has a nice sweet, hoppy edge.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the 13th Annual Strong Ale Fest on 12/5/2009. This barleywine pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing. The aroma is fruit and sweet, touch of orange and orange peel. A medium to full bodied Barley wine. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and orange peel. The hops are citrusy and floral. Lots of malt sweetness and orange. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Touch of alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(On tap at Scottsdale location). Dark amber with off-white head. Slighty smoky/tobaco/citrus. Taste is bitter with slight sweetness. Salty when itís colder. Finish is lingering bitterness with sweetness appearing as it warms. I love bitter beers, but it just didnít seem balanced to me. I think it could have used more aging to remove more of the rough edge.