Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another winner from Free State. This is the first barley wine that I have had in quite a while, after burning out on the style. And it is a good one. It is very British tasting, and reminded me of a stronger Old Nick. Good job of staying away from the "dump a bucket of hops in" trend.
BVery (7878) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Reddish somewhat purple pour with a small ring head. Looks kind of beastly, actually. Killer aroma of rich caramel and toffee with a hint of a welcome booze note. Slick smooth palate, sweet taste with a nice hop balance. Dark fruit notes. Damn, this is amazing.
Beaver (1442) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, dated 2014. Pours hazy reddish amber with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet caramel and toffee malt with lots of figgy fruit and some cardboard notes.
The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee malts with lots of dark fruit and a little roast and a bit of sherry like alcohol and some harsh bitter alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, there’s a lot going on, a bit too much. I bet this would improve with a bit of age to blend it all out better.
Cavie (4012) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear Amber orange. Aroma is syrup, caramel, malt and sugar. Flavor is sweet, wood, sugar and syrup. Easy finish.
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thegreenrooster (3499) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a murky brown with an average white head. Aroma is some sweet malt and brown sugar with maybe a bit of rye. Flavor is a nice dark fruit to start then come some brown sugar and the finish has a hop presence lingering there. Not overly heavy mouth feel but just enough to make this a bit chewy. This is a decent and flavorful barleywine with the alcohol masked by the sugar and caramel malt.
djd07 (5885) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at RBWG. Pours a cloudy copper with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is caramel and vanilla. Medium mouth with strong vanilla, nutty malt, light booze, very good.
50belair (2929) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber pour with an off white head. Caramel malt aromas. Caramel malt and dark fruits dominate. Some bitterness from the hops. Average body and mouthfeel.
biggsbowler (520) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours thin amber. Burnt, caramel, candy sugars nose and taste. Some booziness. It’s a little too harsh for me.
duster1354 (24) - - FEB 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This may well be the first time that the commercial description and the glass in my hand have been in complete agreement. A good example of the style.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
fidelis83 (2161) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruddy mahogany pour with dark copper edges and a two finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, green raisins, orange peel citrus, sweet stone fruit and a little grassiness. Flavor is big caramel, cooked fruit and toffee up front, then sweet crusty white bread, grainy barley, toast, cooked sweet stone fruit, a little pine and sweet orange. Heavy body, very creamy, chewy feel throughout, light to medium carbonation and just a hint of boozy warmth. Really good stuff, just a sweet and hearty, yet easy going Barley Wine.