madmitch76 (18167) - , 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 (3451) - 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 (326) - 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 (359) - 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 (1610) - 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.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is malty and alcoholic with plenty of hops. The appearance is light amber with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good.
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer has a strong alcohol in raw strength. the taste of the malts and hops are in pretty good balance while neither side is overly dominate. the malts have a slight toasty flavor.
jarealist (5) - - APR 26, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
You definitely want to drink this beer at room temp, chilled the smell and taste of alcohol was very strong. As it warmed up it was much smoother and more malty.