SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as sweet as most barleywine styles Iíve tried, which is good, but itís missing that super alcohol kick. Interesting that you can actually tell by taste that this is made by Full Sail, maybe it is more closely related to their IPA.
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - JAN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 Version. Well balanced but not aggressive enough. Clean clear taste, not that power full. Not that interesting for an American barley wine.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells sweet and fruity (like orange peels and caramels), overshadows a faint alcoholic odor. pours thickly and is cloudy amber with thin head. taste is far hoppier and bitter than the aroma indicates. however, the same flavors that are in the smell show up here too (bitter orange peel, burnt sugar). Also, the flavor of the alcohol is there, but itís muted, which I like. It pours thick and feels thick, and it has full flavor. However, itís unfortunate that the flavor doesnít have much range.
jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with vanishing white head. Taste on the sweet side for a barleywin, but malty and smooth. Medium palate with some hops in the finish.
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
limp thin and tiny. a bit sour and bitter on the finish. readily available year round at a great price. Feels like a pale ale. nothing special, If i were blind folded i wouldnít know it was a barely wine or that it is 9%.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber/orange, with low carbonation, coupled with the huge hop body makes this a smooth sipping ale, Alcohol really warms you up. Easy drinking for such a big beer, excellent plavor dominated by malt, but very well hopped.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beautiful beer! Pours deep red/amber with a continuously replenishing head... I mean, this thing is still bubbling quickly after 5 minutes. Ya, Iíve been smelling it for about 5 minutes. It smells really darn good! Very floral hop aroma, with a touch of sharpness. Mellower in this respect than a lot of BWís. The head is actually growing. Neat. The flavor is suprising, more floral hops, quite sweet and full of malts and the finish. Exceptionally smooth and pleasantly warning as you swallow. Has a touch of metallic aftertaste. I can see why this one is so highly rated!
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle was recommended to me by the guys at the Pizza Port bottle shop. í07 bottle. Pours a deep amber with a nice light carmel head. Nice bitter mouthfeel with hops, spice, and light carmel. I would like to try this one with another year or two on it. All around, a pretty nice barleywine.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 bomber. Pour is coppery in color almost clear, just a slight haze, with off-white head. Aromas are fruity/peach, earth, malt, and belgian yeastiness. Velvety mouthfeel, flavour is malt, apricot, hints of bitter balanced with sweetness. Incredibly smooth and crisp for 9.8%ABV, no alcohol taste. It is dry, plesantly so, and easy to drink. An awesome barleywine, although a bit atypical. When can I get another?
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Borwn amber with light bubbly head that disappeared quite eagerly, and left spotty lacing. A little stir of the glass re-ignites the head. Smells like dark roast malt, and a hint of red berried fruit. Taste is quite alcoholic, but a nice malty backbone that soon comes over.