rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kenny Road Market, poured into snifter. Translucent coppery brown color with a fluffy tan head. Aromas are hoppy and malty, a little fruit and caramel. Taste is similar; a nice piney and citrus hop bite mellowed by molasses and caramel notes from the malts. I enjoyed this one.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Flying Suacer...$2.50 pint night.
Anyway, it does have a nice aroma. Big hop flavor, but it didn’t have me wanting more. Overall, a nice barleywine.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy mahogany color with a thin, light brown head. Wonderful aroma of malt and hops. There is a huge caramel aroma along with plenty of citrus and floral hops. Along with the citrus notes from the hops there are a lot of dark fruits in the aroma as well - mainly raisin, plum, and apple. Wow, the flavor is HUGE and delicous. It’s sweet and yet very bitter as well - perfectly balanced. This beer has both intense malt and hop flavors. The malt brings out the molasses, licorice, caramel, and toffee flavors. And the hops bring out the pine, grassy, grapefruit, and tropical fruits flavor. Considering the extremely high IBUs in this beer, it is surprisingly smooth and creamy with an incredible mouthfeel. This is by far the best barley wine I’ve ever had.
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Dark copper with a small off white head. Rich malt citrus hops. Nice mouth feel. Sweet, fruity, bitter with a mild alcohol finish.
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to a snifter glass. Pours a nice red. Not as strong in the nose as you’d expect for a barley wine. Well balance, nice subtle favors but doesn’t fit the style as well as you’d expect from a beer rated this high. Good drink, but lacking for a true barley wine.
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice barley wine. The hops in this brew sort of dominate making it appear as more of an ASA but the finish it what really shows its legs. Nice roasted malt character after the hop bite. This is one of those "The warmer it gets the better it gets." Not rounded in the category but is definitely interesting and great tasting. Medium to thick palate.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s funny how things change isn’t it? The first time I had this beer I had to choke it down. Now I find it to be average and easy to drink. Go figure. Pours a nice cloudy copperish color with little to no head. Nose is brutal with hops and a little alcoholic. Flavor wise it’s again a lot of hops with thick goopy sweet malts. A little warm in the finish, but damn tasty.
avantdagare (135) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 finger beige head that sinks to 3mm, red-amber head. Nose: Plum, raisins, malt and madeira. Aroma: Raisins, plum, resin, grapefruit-peel, madeira, grapes, spruce and alcohol-sting. A bit "raw" or rustic in a good way. Long, dry and bitter ending.
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a caramel and roasted malt nose was was surprising for its hot, smokey, biting flavor. the mouthfeel was very active and was nice and heavy, yet no overbearing. quite a nice barley wine.
on tap @ rich o’s gravityhead ’07.
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mmm tasty, this really reminds me of sierra nevada bigfoot, but this available all year round!! love the hop balance, not too sweet like most barley wines