nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy, burnt orange with some creamy, white head. Nose is kind of trashy, dried orange, malt, toast, cardboard. Flavor is malty, orange, cardboard, a little herbs, some trash. I think it’s just too damn old.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) murky deep copper, soapy medium tan head. Nose of dark fruit, alcohol, apricot/pear, and sweet bread. Taste is creamy, dark fruit, toasty, dark brown sugar. Pretty smooth and creamy Palate. Solid, but a bit of an alcohol linger too.
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like sweetened strawberry shortcake laying out in a flower patch to ferment. Pours without much lacing and some soapy bubbles. Taste of alcohol is strong, barley bitterness present but not overbearing. Some of the caky sweetness in the smell carries through to the aftertaste. Better than some of the mediocre offerings I’ve had from this brewery but it doesn’t go much further than that. Bottle from Lebanon Health Food store, NH.
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is hops, dark fruits, light caramel, and doughy malts. Nice on the palate, flavor is chewy malts, sticky, hops are there but not the stars of this show, leave this one to the malts, and fruit flavors. Slightly hot finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of the good Sir Drew. Served in a snifter.
Pours a bright, clear reddish-amber color with a very thin off-white head that quickly recedes to a half-cap with a thin collar of bubbles. The nose brings some light cherry and other fruits. Flavor is moderately-sweet with some bread and light brown sugar plus a light amount of caramel. Malt dominates, though it’s not too integrated. Alcohol is impressively integrated. Medium body and average carbonation for the style. Pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, slight alcohol, light dark ripe fruit, and some toasted sugars. Poured copper/amber in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, light alcohol, light caramel, hops, slight toasting, slight brown sugar, and yeast. Medium body. Oily, then lightly dry and slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malt, toasted sugar, hop, and caramel finish is lightly dry. 10%ABV is quite obvious in the flavor, and noticeable in the aroma. Not all that much flavor.
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep, clear reddish amber into a snifter. Tan head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface leaving spider lacing. Sweet roasted caramel aromas. Thick with sharp silly putty from front to back. Lasting burnt rubber caramel finish.
jkwood04 (4769) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours ruby/deep amber with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel and cereal malts, floral hops, and light fruits. Flavor about the same with a sort of resiny flavor holding back potential of this beer, and a finish of hops. Smooth texture. A decent barley wine.
ben4321 (4745) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 2/21/11
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet, some caramel, dark fruits, spice, and a touch of booze
Appearance: It pours a clear mahogany-red color with a small white head and minimal lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly malty, caramel, toffee, ripe fruits, and with a spicy finish
Palate: The mouthfeel is slightly sticky, it has average carbonation, a long duration, and a touch of heat
I thought this was a pretty solid Barley Wine. Definitely a more malty example of the style, but still pretty enjoyable. Another solid one from Harpoon’s Leviathan series.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle at gavins. Really sweet brew here. Not sure if I’m a fan. Big barley flavors