loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a reddish-brown color with a medium-sized off-white head. The aroma burst out with piney and grapefruit tones. The flavor was quite bitter...citrusy, with a slight sweetness (but not enough for a good barleywine.) The feel was sharp, dry, with just the right amount of thickness to it. Pretty good "California Barleywine."
Samtzu (87) - 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 (6192) - 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 (518) - 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 (4914) - 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 (194) - 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 (2959) - 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.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little on the hoppy side but still a good strong barley wine. Easy to drink. Has that hop after taste similar to a home brew hop.
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beeratarian (206) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at City Tap. Pours dark reddish brown with tight, thick, off white head. Aroma is dried cherries and toasted bread. Flavor is sweet to start with bread and dried fruit. Then bitter piney hops take over. Finish is long and bitter. A perfect American barley wine with European nuances. Very good.
Pyrmir (5318) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle at Mackan, thanks! Vintage 2013. Deep amber with beige head. Aroma hoppy, toffee, marmalade, caramel, nondeScript hops. Taste is hoppy, bitter, caramel, medium to high sweetness and high bitterness. Nice!