dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very hoppy and delightful barley wine. The alcohol prescence is obvious as is the hops. Very fruity and it warms well. I have tried several others in this category and this is one of the best.
krompt (611) - - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff. I liked barley wine’s a lot more back in the day. I need to man up and get back into the style.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - FEB 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decadent, dead sexy, near perfection, complex red hop goodness. Wow. So creamy, so rich. Its a big hop, big abv, big caramel malt, no apologies american craft beer masterpiece. I simply dont understand how anyone can not be into this kind of thing. Sharp but sweet green apple pine sap, grapefruit, toffee, velvet caramel, slight hint of bleu cheese, passionfruit, raw cane brown sugar, savory pinneapple reduction sauce, and ripe mango. Perfect mouthfeel. Only thing keeping it from a 5 is an ever so slight saltly medicinal finish. This is why I drink beer...
Ron (2310) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that had been in my beer cellar for 2 years. Reddish copper with a fluffy white head and constant bubbles. Nose is tropical fruit and biscuity malt. Taste is fruity and bitter hops. Sweet malt backbone gives balance. Huge alcohol heat. Top of the bottle had more alcohol in the flavor. The bottom was much thicker with malt and more enjoyable.
Ed5388 (1591) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark amber color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, rich caramel, and old citrus. Taste of bitter grapefruit, rich caramel, roasted malt, and pine.
b3shine (4135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent copper with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells mildly sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells, but more robust, with notes of caramel and a bit of hops and toastiness. Average on the palate. Decent, but nothing special by style standards.
ESBob (312) - Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a ruddy brownish red with slightly off white head. Intial aroma is fruit forward with malt character as well. Hops become more apparent as it warmed. Taste is dark fruit, sweet malt with bitter hops adding to the complexity, some banana notes as well. Only the slightest alcohol warm with a creamy mouthful. Very nice Barley Wine, will look for the Oak Aged variety.
Jimsal27 (148) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Pours a reddish brown with an off whitehead. Leaves nice lacing on glass. Aroma of pine, raisin and malt. Tast is a caramel sweetness followed by a hoppy bitterness to finish. Creamy mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Solid beer just a bit o bitter for me. I wonder how some age would treat this.
Beerenberger (1223) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of dark red fruit with hints of malt and caramel. Pours a mahogany hue with ruby highlights and an off-white head with no lacing. The taste is mildly sweet up front with a nice hoppy bitter finish. The taste is primarily grapefruit and caramel, with notes of pine. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable hoppy Barleywine.
Enwiebe (38) - - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/6/14. Dec 2012 bomber. Pours a reddish copper with a short head that stays around. Mild hop nose. Big and bold even after a year or so of aging. Boozy with a big hop kick. Flavors are round with more dark fruit notes rather than citrus or pine.
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trapped (555) - TURKEY - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Brown with reddish tint, beige creamy head, slight piney aroma mingled with mocha, stinging alcohol taste partially covered by hops, low carbonation, long finish. Strong pine aroma is well covering the high alcohol content.