Awktoberfest (346) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
So as a fresh bwine I liked it alot cause it had the nice half acre hop forward punch! It was like a nice not overly sweet double ipa...so actually drinkable and enjoyable...good hop aroma off the bat followed up with nice hop taste thru out.. That would mellow out with age but ad is ( a 3-6 month old b wine) it was really enjoyable!
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beerbaaron (1815) - 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 (1372) - 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 (8000) - 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 (2387) - 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 (5248) - 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 (1741) - 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 (36972) - 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 (20419) - 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.