brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brownish ruby red color with a finger and a half dark tan head that dissipates somewhat slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Smells of lots of carmel and toffee, lots of bready notes from the malt, raisin, some brown sugar, a little dankness from the hops, as well as some grapefruit and pine. Thought there would be more hops on the nose. Taste starts with some resinous hop qualities such as grapefruit, pine, and orange rind. Then in the middle the hop qualities take a back seat to the malts. Lots of carmel, toffee, breadiness, some molasses or brown sugar. Then the finish is more of the heavy malt presence: lots of sweetness and breadiness, as well as raisin, but more of the resinous hops show through as well. More complex hops flavors show through on the end such as floral, grass, and resin. Some booze on the finish that provides a warming sensation on the way down. Tastes very much like Bells This One Goes to 11 when it warms, as the hops show through much more. A pretty full body with a thick, creamy, and oily mouthfeel. Have had better American barleywines, but still decent.
Probabeer (166) - - AUG 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Buenísima. Tiene mucho cuerpo, poco gas. El alcohol está muy bien integrado. El sabor final es con tonos a regaliz y un punto afrutado.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy amber brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is caramel, spice, hops. Flavor is caramel and spice. Finish has some herbal quality to it. Full body, weak carbonation.
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange color. Caramel malt, raisins, citrus hop aromas. Taste is sweet caramel, alcohol, fruits and citrus. Bitter finish marked by the hops character.
Samtzu (165) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Caramel malts and a subtle hop profile. Almost like a sherry due to the sweeter backbone.
drfabulous (6420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Beer Trappe. Sweet brown sugar boozy caramel with some berry in the finish. Nice.
coachd (564) - Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet candy like aroma. No heat, no hops. Nice reddish brown color with off white head. Tastes like green apple and toffee with just a slight hint of hops in the aftertaste. The bitterness at the end cuts through the sweet just right. Still no booze heat and insanely drinkable for the ABV. Smooth palate, medium carbonation, strangely refreshing for a barleywine. Strongly recommend.
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oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep dark golden brown. Aromas of hay, hop flowers, carmel malts, candy sugar, honey. Flavor: oak, caramel malts, grapefruit, light hops, brown sugar, and alcohol
wcejrowski (13) - Wasrsaw, POLAND - FEB 7, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barwa mocnej herbaty. Piana solidna i trwała. Cudowny aromat: cytrusy, iglaki, kwiaty, maliny, owoce, kremowe nadzienie waniliowe z wafelków, kiwi. W smaku silne nuty ziołowe, lekkie igły sosnowe i cytrusy, przypalony karmel, owocowy miks. Silna goryczka, dobrze równoważy się z likierową słodyczą
kingaugusta (224) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a bottle cellared for two years. Pours deep copper with a quick white head. Nose is a delicious hit of barley, caramel, floral hops, and a little booze. flavor is extremely well balanced and among the best beers I’ve ever had. Finish is long and almost tastes like yellow cake. Great beer.
puboflyons (3061) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 2011 batch. Cloudy amber-brown pour under a long lasting, foamy tan head. The aroma brings out a lovely barley malt sweetness but there is a fruit ester in there too. A juicy fruitiness. The body is medium of better. Any alcohol flavor that was there 4 years ago has mellowed but the toasted caramel malt sweetness mingles with a mild fruity taste and a mild to moderate bitterness that seems a tad smoky.