Warped_Silver (87) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma if slightly bready, fruity, and sour. It works. Thin body. Flat. Mild hop flavor. Easy drinking
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baraciisch (2025) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan orange in color... Aroma of dirty socks, funk, fruit... Flavor is fruity, light, lots of toffee and caramel... Oak woody finish... Solid
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SilverfoX (416) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 smells like vinegar, colour of a dark cider, tastes quite sweet and vaguely vinegary. Im not sure if my drink was off but i was in an excellent pub. disappointing from such a good brewery.
Second try wasnt the normal ripper this one had been oak aged in a barrel for 6 months:-
Apple and toffee aroma looks like dark cloudy apple juice, very smooth with some bitter fruit flavours, dry finish, quality beer.
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at Reading Beer Festival 2014. Clear copper with a bubbly head. Malty, aromatic, fairly complex. Dry, quite bitter, tasty. More English beers should be like this.
chimpgibbon (332) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Real Ale Co.. Hazy golden amber with a large pillowy head. Boozy apples and a touch of pear. Light mineral. Tobacco. Only moderate sweetness for style. Lingering bitter end. Not bad and not a barley wine in the classic sense.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffee candy apple. Super sweet with low carbonation. Smoorh tofee and a hint of ester.
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden amber color. A touch sweet malty nose with apples, pears and hay notes. Very malty, lots of apples and pears. The finish is very boozy and a bit unbalanced. A bit hard to drink as it is too sweet and not balanced. A boozy malty beverage that doesn’t impress.
wheresthepath (1621) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Reading beer festival. Amber. Rich toffee and lots of fruitiness. Heady and sweet but well balanced. A good beer to drink slowly and carefully at the end of the evening.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - oaken booze, alcohol, a definite oily hop quality
Appearance - orange body color; cloudy haze, there is some sediment possibly protein breaking down; head sets up rocky about 2 1/2" and the color is Wheat Brown
Taste - toffee presence is buried under boozy oak barrel liquor flavor. A musty funk as well
Palate body is medium; texture is slightly oily, some vinous liquor, and a little slick; carbonation is average; finish is boozy of oaken barrel liquor charring
Not sure if this is actually a Barleywine ~ it’s kind of confusing.
Barreras (1054) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours an amber color with a soft fruity aroma. A slight caramel taste with a strong cask taste left on the palate after the swallow. A slight high alcohol flavor that lingers a little but gives a good burn. Overall a good Barley Wine.