Doghair (306) - 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.
beerbaaron (1816) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber. Creamy lasting tan head. Not too boozy. Caramel. Toffee. Fairly standard per the zombat.
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. The pour from this baby is a golden amber-ish color with no real head to speak of, other than an off white film. The aroma is pretty big on hops and there is a resounding dark brown sugaryness behind it. The hops are surprisingly dominant, but being as the color presented a little gold, I suppose I shouldn’t be too shocked. The flavor is a little stronger in the dark fruits, but the hops are still very heavy. The mouth feel is really thin and light, with a surprising creaminess. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter and hoppy. This is almost like an IPA more so than the barley wine.
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ for the 9k and sour tasting. Pours a dusty amber with a thin white head. Malt and sweetness, some dank hops. Medium bodied, malt and spicy hops. Long slow hops on the finish, malt.
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really like Half Acre, but this beer was just ok. kind of boring actually. Very thin body for a barley wine. Also, very hoppy. Reminded me more of an IPA than a barely wine. Some minor touches of fruit. Most of the flavor though, came from the big floral notes.
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses, rye, hops, and fruit; Warm finish; Quite hoppy - decent.
vtafro (5267) - 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 (1749) - 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 (37028) - 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 (20473) - 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 (1124) - Alabama, 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.