Doghair (268) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into paint glass from a bomber. Dark orange with a minimal head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. The scent is big hops. Unexpected. None of the sweet malt aroma I normally get from a barley wine. The first taste is very hoppy. Almost an imperial IPA but there’s some malt in there. The finish is unusual. I attribute it to the Falconer’s Flight hops which were new to me. The real taste came through after it warmed a little. Then I got a much nicer hop/malt balance. Sweet, malty, citrus and a nice bitter finish. The palate was nice but a little light. This is a good and somewhat unique Barley Wine. A nice change from the normal malty sweetness most have.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Malty, dark, herbal, grassy fruit and strong aromas. Flavors are fruit, grassy and herbal, alcoholic.
Dfonorow (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Emporium in Chicago. Pour is copper/red tinted with a very small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of pine resin, dark fruit, slight caramel, and honey. Finish is slightly more towards the hoppy side.
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small white head. Toasted malty aroma. Flavour too. Toasted malty into the far finish.
anders37 (17917) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter caramel finish.
GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery during Big Hugs day -- Honestly at this point in the day my senses were degraded. From what I recall and what I recorded, this was a very nice Barleywine.
brnandersen (2156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Hazy, amber colour with a golden tint. Lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, fruits, overripe fruits. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry with fruits and rich caramel malts. Nice BW.
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma. Ripe fruits, sweetness, herbs, spice, light alcohol. Flavour. Ripe fruits, sweetness, caramel, herbs, spice, alcoyol medium to ful lbodied. ends herbal bitter and sweet.
Desverger (2530) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from Bottle - amber pour with small white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, fudge, lovely smooth mouthfeel, very good.
CloakedDagger (893) - - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a cloudy, opaque amber with a yellowish head. Thick and rich aroma of caramel malts and citrusy hops - very American. Rich and solid body, very caramellish but everything is kept wonderfully in balance by the great aroma hops. Some late, warming alcohol. Love it! 081114
merc7186 (2294) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Bready Malts, Caramel Malts
Appearance: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Bready Malts, Semi Boozy
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy