curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol and raisin. Smooth and very rich texture with dark fruit and sweet malt and a bitter roast finish.
EtTuCthulhu (729) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is a orangeish red color with a large off-white head that fades somewhat quickly, and the aroma combines the scents of caramel malts, booze, resin hops, and diacetyl. The taste has a complex flavor with a mild sweetness, slight bitterness, slight umami, and a touch of sourness, and the palate medium body, average carbonation, oily texture, and a slightly bitter finish.
b3shine (3488) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a slightly hazy brownish orange with foamy light khaki head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells and tastes solid; caramel malt balanced by plenty of hops with some toffee notes too. Pleasant on the palate. A good example of the style.
Sawbones79 (12) - - NOV 27, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fine appearance and aroma. Nice palate, taste is sweet followed by a pleasant bitter aftertaste, but lacking in malty middle notes. Expected more from this.
Ferris (1202) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Hoppy, earthy and sweet malts. Clear amber with little head. Tastes just like a concentrated west coast IPA.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, 2011 vintage. Kind of clear brown / red color. Good thin light brown head. Leaves a few dots of lace. Definitely a lot of west coast hop character still very much alive in this brew. Tropical fruit, some grapefruit citrus. Moderate to bigger bitter taste overall, minimal sweet. Light bite in the finish. Bigger body, lightly slick. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lighter caramel malt, some dark fruit. A solid. very west-coasty barley wine. A little harsh though, not nearly as smooth as, say, the Southern Tier Backburner series. Way hoppier, though. Hop is upfront and in your face, here, tropical and citrus flavors are obvious.
gyllenbock (3667) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Eddan.
Slightly hazy dark red with a small head. Sweet with dried fruit, hops, malt, toffee and some citrus. Some warming alcohol in the finish. I kind of liked this one.
SirLimpsalot (1817) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Eddan: tydlig doft av kola och malt. Smaken är lite trevligare med tydliga toner och mörka frukter. Ganska het eftersmak. En ganska stabil amerikansk bw.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AndySnow (1756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy ruby colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Raisin, dried fruit, alcohol, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol.
maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into tulip. Smokey, coppery ember red and barmy khaki head. Resiney-piney hop aroma, caramel and cookiedough, lifesaver candies. Toffeeish malt flavor; the hop character is both intensely fruity and profoundly "deep", resembling bitter chocolate. Potent alcohol begins warm, but finishes with a minty tingle. Full, rich, buttery palate. Incredible.
HopRedHead (292) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours golden orange with a creamy off white head and heavy lacing. Upfront aroma of pine needles, caramel biscuits and a nice lingering citrus. Taste is full - very thick, sticky body. Almost like a fruity caramel sauce that coats your palate. Very sweet but a nice pine driven hop bitterness balances it out, given the fact its a 2013 bottle. Lingering bitterness and a bit of warmth down the back. Really solid barleywine, got a 2011 sitting in my cellar.