portableparty (2067) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 vintage 22 oz. bottle thanks bvery! Pours a nice murky mahogany with settlement. Aroma is unripend fruit caramel fruit and paper pulp. Taste is sweet hot caramel sugary malts burnt warming alcohol. Palate is full sticky.
BVery (7963) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle. Murky orange pour with a minor white head. Very sweet caramel note. Rich on the tongue. Sweet, boozy, some hop late. Nice.
kathouse (1261) - Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown with a thin head. Deep caramel and alcohol with a mild fruit finish. Good balance and enjoyable. Thanks cards04.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper/light brown with a thin dull white head that turns to a thin ring around the glass and a bunch of suspended solids. Aroma is citrus, caramel, mild dark fruits, and oak(bordering on light funk). Flavour is warming alcohol, oak, mildly tart, caramel, dark dry fruits, mild bitterness and a moderately dry finish.
Reimer96 (1515) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not sure what vintage. Pours a lightly hazy deep amber with a small white ring and long sticky legs up the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel, alcohol, dark dried fruits, citrus hops are present in the background with some oaky/wet wood aromas. Taste is sweet pale malts, caramel, dark dried fruits, tart cherries, light woody flavor with a complex alcohol warming on the finish. Never harsh and a nice tartness on the finish that gives a medium dry finish. Great barleywine!
blackmetal (179) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice defined taste of oak and fig with malt, kind of sweet as well. One of their better beers.
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good barleywine. Solid stuff. Pours a beautiful dark golden amber. Aromas of raisin, corn syrup, booze. Flavors are sweet malts, corn syrup, dark dried fruit. Another winner by half pints!
ljthiessen (729) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 release, bottle consumed fresh on release day. Deep amber-brown pour with a pillowy beige head. Aroma is caramel, some subtle fruit and oaky notes. Flavour packs a lot more, with caramel, fruit, tobacco and leather notes, cognac, and some resinous hops and a bracing bitterness at the end. Thick, oily texture and fairly boozy. This tastes like it will be outstanding with a bit of age on it.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a viled ruby reddish amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is caramel, resin, hops. Flavor is caramel, fruit, toffee, tobacco. Finish is hoppy, herbal and earthy. Light to medium body, weak carbonation.
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from kbudd19 shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy amber/caramel color with a thin off white head. The aroma and flavor have big caramel, citrus, orange, oxidation, ripe fruits, sticky feel, good but this is probably on the way down based on other ratings. This was an 09 bottle.