yespr (25947) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced and dry hoppy. Dry hoppy and spiced. Bitter into a dry and spiced finish.
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is huge dried fruit. Flavor is dried fruit and abv. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
09 bottle from Matt7215. Pour copper to ruby tan head nice lace. Aroma spicy, spices, caramel, sweet, pine hop bitterness, touch boozy. Taste slight medicinal, mint, caramel, booze, pine hops, strange bitterness, butterscotch. MF thick full body mild carb. Overall solid but very different brew didnt try fresh but aged it intrigues me.
Sask89 (326) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy, cloudy, brownish amber colour, with a medium beige head. Aroma is of caramel malts, light hop scents, with fruity sugary notes and some wood. Taste is moderately bitter with a reasonable amount of sweetness throughout, fairly constant taste. Full bodied, somewhat soft or flat carbonation, slightly thick and creamy on the palate, and a long finish. A good beer, but not an overly amazing barley wine.
garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Murky brown, tiny white head. Aroma: malty, banana, slightly boozy, spice. Flavour: Bran, alcohol, malt, tangy mango, long bitter finish.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single 201 bottle purchased from Willow Park Wine & Spirts sometime in March, 2011. Colour: Medium brown with high and soft medium yellow head. Nose: Parsnip, ketchup, tobasco, baked cheese. The label talks of a woody aroma, which they apparently forgot to put in my bottle. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium sour. Feta cheese, black olives, ash, some distant plum. Finish is burnt with plant-like characteristics. Didn’t do much for me.
hamfisted (55) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice barley wine, with a bit of a different twist thanks to the fruit overtones. carmel on the tongue, raisin on the nose. I think this is the 2009 vintage, with the blue label.
pushkinwow (1338) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle, think its 2006 - tan wax and old label since burleywine is just written on a blue label. Pours a hazy amber with a nice tan; aroma of sugars, malt, alcohol. Nice and hoppy on the palate but sweet, carbonated, profile lingers for a while.
silvorgold (22) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I haven’t had this beer in a few years. The 2010 edition changed their label completely for a nice fresh look. This is truly the "Winnipeg winter warmer", just after a few sips I was feeling warm on this cold Manitoban -20C afternoon. Aroma: a hint of toffee meets a bit of wood. Tastewise: really really sweet, I love it - very caramelly with a bit of hoppiness to it. I really am enjoying it. Has a very dark maplesyrup-like colour with a slight bit of haze. Can’t really think of anything to be critical about, not a fan of the wax seal, but that’s just so that it won’t be tampered with.
Hoprider (59) - DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear light ruby/brown in colour with a small white head. Carbonation is light. Aromas of toffee, dades and toast. Taste is very rich and malty with a little citrus to ballance. Although the alcohol is well hidden here, the richness of it makes it a slow drink, or better yet, one to share. Aftertaste is a lasting mix of malty, doughy, woody flavors. Much more an English style Barleywine with a more subtle hop profile.. Makes me want to try more from Half Pints Brewing Co.