Lectvay (56) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly light color for a barleywine, and lots of carbonation, looks and feels more like a saison, but full-bodied and strong, slightly medicinal. The flavor really explodes as soon as you take a sip.
Syndicate (18) - Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dead flat. Beautiful golden color zero head. Smells great and of sweet date. It’s good but with carbonation it could be great. Beer is good , carbonated beer is better .
neuromatt (984) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass next to Fred from the Wood. Pours hazy caramel with a small, rocky tan head that fades to a thin rim and leaves no lace. The nose has huge notes of sugar cane, rum and fruit, along with molasses, dark fruit and just a touch of hops. The flavour is rich and sweet, with complex molasses, cane and dark fruit paired with subtle spice and delicate hops. The finish is long and malty with complex cane and molasses with a touch of hops. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a great barley wine; it is incredibly complex with beautiful malts and just the right amount of hops. Beautiful. 2014-01-04
pdx77 (922) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Hair of the Dog. Deep golden color. Sweet aroma of grape, caramel, and sugar, with some grassy hop notes. Taste is candi sugar, grape, rye liqueur, and grassy hops. Opens up and sweetens as it warms. Mellow for 10%.
kevinator (669) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty amazing. Sweet and grainy aroma with a touch of hops bitterness. Copper-like color with a small head. Smooth palate with some weight. This barley wine knows what it is supposed to be without leaning too much to the hoppy side or the sweet. Caramel notes with wood and hops to balance. Remarkable.
Beergeek23322 (1948) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/15/2012. On tap at the brewery in Portland. Light orange color with a white head. Malty and boozy aromas with light fruit and plenty of hops. Sweet and boozy flavors. Very good.
harrymel (1434) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: Pours golden and lifts a fine white less than single finger head which thins to a sheet of the same. Slightly hazy.
S: Sweet grains. Apple skins (too bad). Floral, citrus, vitamin scents here as well.
T: Sweet, alcoholic, phenolic. Not real hop feel here. Woody tones.
M: Syrupy, heavy, moderate carbonation. Coats the mouth and remains resonate.
D: One’s enough for me. Too sweet.
Serving type: bottle
olr1984 (835) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a golden amber with a very large tan head that never leaves. Toffee, sweet malt and spice taste.
VastActiv (1973) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Portland. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Malts, sweetness, fruits and hops.
keith0718 (336) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent barleywine. Very sweet, but without feeling like a 4,000 calorie malt-bomb. Hints of apricot or some such dried fruit. A nice way to get 10% into you.