VTHopHead (1397) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a dark reddish amber in color with a small off white head that produced some small amount of lacing on the glass. Low carbonation. Aroma is quite malty and slightly sweet with a small amount of hops. Flavor is also a little sweet, but the hop bitterness does almost balance that out. Lingering bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden and not really a part of the flavor profile. Does produce some tummy warming though. A reasonably good BW...
mcox90 (1377) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from a 4 pack. Pours a red/orange color with a thin white head. Heavy sweet malty aroma with a hint of pine hops in the back of your nose. Moderately heavy palate with a warming sensation. Low, low carbonation. Almost nonexistent. Sweet caramel flavor backed by pine and citrus hops. Alcohol is present in every sip. Pretty good, although a little less than I expectd. Triticus was better.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Translucent dark copper, part dense and part bubbly beige head, both creamy and resinous full body, medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: caramel sweet roasted malt, bready yeast, silage, and leafy hops.
Taste: silage, leafy hops, alcohol, bready yeast, sweet roasty malt, and a bit of carbonic acid.
Really needs to be cellared for a year or two, then would probably be really nice. All the flavors of a great barleywine are there, but are young and slightly harsh, and not really getting along yet. To analogize, a bunch of great players but no teamwork yet.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing Port like pour with a thin fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is alcohol, lady fingers, some fig, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium, with a bit of alcohol harshness on the tongue. Flavor is very young, boozy barleywine with brown sugar, raisin and fig. Despite the booziness, this is actually very easy to drink. Showing great potential.
Chipalsa (1270) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, backyard birthday style porno poor
Appearance - Clean amber, silky lacing
Aroma - Honey, hops, sweet oranges
Taste - Cherries, dried oranges, nutty, toffee, bitter hops
This beer was heavy as hell and fun to drink. Aggressively complex with surprisingly well hidden alcohol attributes. This one will only get smoother as it ages.
Scrapersnbeer (1263) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sinister scents of medicinal booze-soaked fruit and breads. Deep amber orange. Some suspension - guess the age at two years. Taste is semisweet chalk and alcohol burn. Heavy syrupy stuff here. Had this at a now closed joint in NH for the first time two years ago, for $3. Costs at least that in the store down this way.
RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at rattle & hum. Ruby with a thin off-white head. Nose is interesting, spicy, coriander, malt. Mouth is warm, dusty, warm, sweetness, but red wine characteristics and oak comes through the more the flavour progresses. This beer has benefited being laid down. End is vanilla, red wine, enjoyable, good.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orangey/red with a foamy 1-finger light beige head. Aromas of citrus peel, slight juniper, caramel, and berry. The flavor is orangepeel, pine, and alcohol-soaked cherries. The aftertaste is cherry with bitter grass. Thick, full-bodied mouthfeel, and warming, with evident alcohol. Alright, but Triticus was better.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for giving me this one, Harold. Nose is big alcohol, some vanilla and caramel/toffee and a touch of citrusy hops. Pour is brown with a short lived head. Taste is heavily alcoholic, some big caramel, sweet. Very warming. Fun to drink. Not bad, just too hot.
bth122 (1035) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, poured a copper red color with smaller head that dissipated a bit. Aroma is malt,hop, dark fruit, candy flavored. Med-lite sweetness and bitterness. Malty backbone with a bit of bitterness finish. Not bad, but there is better barley wines out there for sure.