Iphonephan (3047) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a murky reddish brown with a thin head. Nose of grassy hops and some caramel. Flavors of citrus, mostly lemon, and some butterscotch notes. Very light carbonation. Short bitter finish.
Lukaduke (2045) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep chestnut brown color with two fingers of khaki foam. The nose is heavy on the bunrt honey, earthy hops, raisin, fig and toffee. Palate follows with a big chewy mouthfeel lots of layered flavors; sweet burnt sugar, wildflower honey, citrus, raisin, leather, popcorn... nice bitter edge on the finish.
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Sea Smoke oversized wine glass
From: Whole Foods in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 4, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 10, 2014
Poured a brown murky color with about one finger of tan head that dissipated almost immediately. Seemed to be a lot of sediment at the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the tops of the glass.
Smelled a potent mix of hops and malts from the get-go. Got sugary caramel malts, brown sugar, Werther’s candy, toffee, honey, Amarillo hops (I think), earthy hops, grass hops and some type of liquor.
Tasted so damn smooth from the get-go, really the opposite of what I was expecting. Got Werther’s candy, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, honey, butterscotch and buttery malts.
Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. Alcohol was well hidden. Best part of the beer by far.
Nowhere as good as I hoped it would be, especially considering the $6.99 price tag on a 12-oz. bottle. Very smooth and a nice sipping beer though.
bmerz (691) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This rating is for a new bottle (2012 drank 1/20/13).
Pours looking like maple syrup with depth and a little haze and no head. Aroma is white raisins, prunes, toffee, baking spices, heavy oxidation. Flavor wood, pepper, earth, oxidization, booze. Feel is quite tight and dry. This could go for years before the flavor is ready. But the aroma is heaven.
beerbaaron (1149) - Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 vintage. Rated 1/10/14. Pours unclear, dark orange amber. Small creamy/soapy tan head, slightly lasting. Malty, caramel, Dark sugary, honey, faint hoppiness/pine, some overripe fruit, hint of pleasant alcohol, touch of spice. Full body. Soft, touch oily, syrupy, creamy... beautiful. Very sweet. Delicious sipper.
pdx76 (596) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at hair of dog - 2013 - pours a dark cloudy copper with medium thick head. Nose is of malt, hop, and grass. Taste is very complex blend of sweet malt, honey balanced with hops and pine. Nice and warming.
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tmoreau (2315) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters displaying a mahogany color, with a modest layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and light lacing. The nose was esters, honey sweetness, caramel, a hint of lemon meringue or zest scent, and a wisp of sea salt? Medium+ bodied with soft carbonation, moderate but muted hop bitterness, a silky smoothness to the mouthfeel, esters that were more of a dark fruit variety, and definite alcohol presence, without the booziness. Nice complexities throughout.
Lectvay (112) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle. Dark, cloudy brown. Sweet and spicy, wonderfully viscous feeling. Hard to think of anything wrong with this one. Fantastic.
Beergeek23322 (2162) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/15/2012. On tap at the brewery in Portland. Copper color with a tan head. Floral aromas with malt, light fruit, spices and alcohol. Sweet flavors from the fruit with spices and alcohol burn on the end.
Salmoniform (471) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured 2013 from bottle to glass. Reddish brown hue with off white head that dissipated to thin ring. Light lacing. Yeast sediment in bottle from conditioning. Aroma is malt forward with roasted barley, melon, esters, pine, caramel, nutty. Fantastic mouthfeel with light carbonation and full body. Taste is initially sweet with a great bitter finish. Overall this is a wonderful Barleywine that I look forward to revisiting.