inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
American style barley wine with a very pungent, citrusy hop aroma and flavor with a malty and refined taste followed by a somewhat decent palate. May be a bit less astringent with some age, but overall this is up there among my favorite barley wines.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle to dark brown with a nice head.Aromas were pure barley wine-fruit,malt,caramel.Taste was all of the above listed with some slght hops as well.Powerful and deeeeelicious.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Very fresh.
Crisp clarity, deep amber glow, beautiful ring of head with a big stubborn island that swims around the middle.
Is this a barley wine?? Huge on hops, I hardly sense anything from the malt, massive hops and a touch of booze if you really snort for it.
Taste is so incredibly well balanced, the hops are definitely the star of the show but with a little malt support they don’t burn your bad self... I have a feeling that some might night like the touch of booze but, in that case, you maybe shouldn’t be drinking this style to begin with...
Feel is perfect, ’nough said.
This is a must for BW fans and hop heads alike, this beer is damn close to perfect.
I usually am a huge fan of crusty old barleywines, but this one is gonna stay right at the top of my fresh list. They could call it a DIPA and I would be none the wiser. Tasty shit.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber/ruby body with thin head of off-white cream. Aroma is sweet but very hoppy. Hop flavors mix with grapefruit, malts, and caramel. Hops make this brew impressive, but it gets a bit sweet as it warms up.
kepano (261) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an intriguing murky mahogany topped of a frothy beige head. The nose is well balanced blending some sweet malts and fruits to a very hoppy background. Coffee and caramel are well balanced with apple, grapefruit, pineapple, coconut, and some pine. The heavy alcohol content is present in the nose reminding of bourbon which really helps emphasize the hops. The flavor only echoes these fragrances. I’m not a big hop-head, so I can’t say this is my style but I appreciated the effort and the complexity of this brew.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a clear red tinted deep copper. Huge, light tan, foamy head. Nose is divine – sweet malt accentuated with hints of vanilla, cherries, and caramel. Medium-bodied, smooth, and silky mouthfeel. Taste is sweet caramel and roasted toffee. Hop bitterness in the end, but little hop flavor up-front. Overall a very good barley wine.
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One pint, 6 oz. bottle pours a dark amber into a thick foamy tan head which mostly dissipates into heavy lacings that melt down the glass. Aroma of roasted caramel malts and sweet citrusy hops. Initial flavor of spice, creamy malts and sweet citrus quickly fading into full bodied bitter piney and flowery hoppy finish.
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a potent, deep sunset color that seems to glow with a luminescence of its own. This is an impressive barley wine. I agree, this and their Yeti Stout make them an un-ignorable brewery.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz into tumbler and stein. 2 finger thick light brownish yellow head. very long lasting head but not a large amount of carbonation, just enough to keep a good thick aromatic head around for a while. Beautiful look to it with an apricot hazy amber color. smells of some citrus and lots of barley with a bit of roasty toastiness which could be partly from the noticeable but not heavy alc smell. Pretty thick on the mouth with bready barley and hops also a little sour at the back of the palate. delicious beer that i highly recommend. drinkability is not too great which goes along with most expressions of this style. overall 8.5 out of 10.
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gotta love Great Divide...First time for me tasted with Matt from Silver City. Huge grapefruit/citrus note on opening, dissipating during the half hour following. Caramel, copper colored, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, tasted @ 62°F from the bottle.