Syzzer (551) - Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body is slight syrupy with prevalent alcohol. There are some nice malts but with bitter finish
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 2008 pours a brown with a bit of red white cream foam head. Smell and taste caramel, citrus, spruce, alcohol, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, not bad for the age still has a hop finish smoothed out bit off flavor might be too far past prime but still not bad.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Runner up in a four way blind barley wine taste. Pours a light tan. Smell is a bit mild, more malty and a bit of fruit. Not very carbonated. Spicy character. Mellow and almost sour hoppy. Pretty good beer.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coles Barleywine Competition 2012. 2011 version. Oxidized, poor flavor & aroma. High carbonation. Probably bad bottle.
Gription79 (1899) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from 2005. A malt bomb. The hops and age give this beer a fruity character. The carbonation gave an acidic tinge on my tongue.
broowater (10) - Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2011 bottle on 01/27/2012. Biscuity, malty, caramel, dough, butterscotch, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly sour, thin feel, light body, long finish, simply AWESOME, canít taste the alcohol, very well balanced with the hops.
Hoppygirlcda (26) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the 2011 and probably would taste a lot different if aged. When tasting it the strong hop smell and flavor made me think it was an IPA.
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adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Danís house. Hazy reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Touch toasty malty, somewhat citrusy, earthy, lightly floral hoppy aroma. Floral, herbal hoppy, citrusy, fairly rich toasty malty flavor. Iím a little disappointed.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 Vintage courtesy of PaulUnwin. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Nose is light malt, floral hops, and a bitter white grapefruit and slight pine. Flavor is similar with some nice malt, bitter white grapefruit and some pine. Light in body for a barley wine, and finish lingers with citrus hops. Interesting barleywine.
Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a slightly hazy, deep amber color with large off-white head. The head settles pretty quickly. The nose has notes of dried fruit, especially dried banana. Some yeast. The flavor has a nice dose of bitterness, but the fruitiness is the ringleader here. A nice cherry note comes out as the beer warms. The alcohol is a little on the obvious side, present in both flavor and feel. There is a nice breadiness to this brew. Full bodied with lower carbonation leading to a medium to long bitter yet bready finish.