dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Sweet and malty with a fruity hop finish. Probably better with some aging.
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at home. 2009 edition. Pours hazy amber with a creamy steady beige head. The aroma is heavy malty and bready. Notes of fruity hops and biscuits. Slick and oily body. The flavour has notes of dark fruit, fruity hops, marmelade, warming alcohol and lots of caramelish malt. Bit boozy finish.
Fatehunter (1829) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Copper color, transparent, light white head.
Concord grapes, light citrus.. lemon, and wet malt.
Lightly sweet, lots of bitterness from the hops coming on, and then ending with a sweet note. Fairly simple flavor notes, but done very well.
Light body, almost no carbonation. Easy to drink.
Very good. A great sipping beer for Christmas Eve in front of the fireplace. I have not had a barleywine in awhile, but this one makes me want to go try some more soon.
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22nd January 2010
Hazy deep amber - brown beer. Light malt nose. Semi soft palate, a little dry. Malty bitter toffee, followed by pretty bitter hop. A little aniseed alcohol underneath. Subtle black fruits in the finish which is soft and warming and with a trace of bubblegum. A few too many rough edges for me.
reggiedunlop (3537) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque amber with a medium tan head. Aroma has caramely malts and light earthy tea notes. Flavor is hoppy...earthy tea...caramely malt...light fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium full with a bitter earthy/fruity finish.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus like and sweet. Slightly hazy, golden brown color. Citrus taste with an immediate bitterness that lingers for a bit. Good middle of the week beer.
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jnkor (328) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best barleywine I've ever tasted, but decent. Smell is hoppy and sickly sweet, like some new style IPAs. Thick frothy palate that hides the high ABV. Taste is actually light, with a bitter finish.
jtd6628 (360) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Aroma is malty sweet hint of caramel. Appearance is bright brown. Taste is malty caramel and nice hop finish.
zizzybalubba (1692) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Full Sail Tasting Room & Pub in Hood River, OR. I was poured the 2011 version. Dark orange pour with a light off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, caramel, and brown sugar. Light floral aromas as well. Citrus hops noted first but then an assertive malt backbone greets the tongue. Whiskey-like finish. Medium bodied. A good barleywine.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Smooth, complex and balanced. Rich malty flavors with mild bitterness. Carbonation is just right. Finish is thick and sweet with some pine and alcohol. Tasty.