trapped (560) - TURKEY - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Amber red color, off-white small whitish head, strong resin aroma, sharp hoppy taste, long finish. Unbelievably smooth for a barley wine.
boto (1796) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Times Square location: this one pours a clear amber color. There was about 1 finger of an off white head that left a bit of lacing. It has a pretty good nose. A fair amount of citrus/grapefruit hops are on top. Sweet malts in the background. Definitely a hoppy bite to the tatste. The malt sweetness is fairly well masked. Decent body to it. Not bad!
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a mildly hazed copper hued body with a stray, fading, off-white head. Aromas are of alcohol, burnt caramel, toffee, sticky, overripe fruits, orange, marmalade, and a bit of herbal, nearly minty (hop?) notes (northern brewer?). Flavors are of caramel, herbal, sweet toffee. Super malty. Very long duration. Orange, ripe fruit, sweet, estery, alcoholic. Syrupy on the mouthfeel, with medium bubbles. Warming. Big body on this one.
Jow (1818) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bentley Alumni beer tasting. Pours a dark copper. tastes of piney hops, cherry, toffee, peaches, and nutty. kinda sticky with lingering mouthfeel. nice finish to the evening
coharahawk (167) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at ESB brewpub. Pours dark gold/copper with tiny off-white head. Aroma is very much dominated by piney hops. I actually thought I was served the IPA by accident (but confirmed with bartender that this was correct). Flavor is same, with some toffee and rich malt notes. Finishes moderately bitter. Overall, not bad but pretty unusual for the style.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with a reddish tint... Aroma is citrus, malts, notes of toffee... Flavor is slightly citrus, malts, kind of nutty finish... Light body... Tastes more like a red than a barleywine... Alcohol content not prevalent and really not as sweet as your traditional barleywine... Still enjoyable
freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber, thick lacing, little head, Alcohol sticks to the glass. Aroma is complex featuring a lot of toffee, pine, peaches, apple, nutty. Flavor is a mix of toffee, raisin, and granola bar. Mouthfeel is thick, but not syrupy, with the active carboation acting as a soft palate cleanser. Finishes long and chewy with resiny hops taking front stage in the fade.
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: On tap at the Brewery - Union Square, 3/23/10
Aroma: It has a nose of citrus, pine, and toffee, nice American hop feel
Appearance: It pours a hazy caramel color, thin white head, lots of lace
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet (toffee), and light-medium bitter
Palate: Medium-full bodied beer with a decent mouthfeel
This is a nice American style Barleywine. It has a very nice hop-feel to it, and is really pretty good overall. A surprisingly good beer from Heartland.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Empire State Building BrewPub: Aroma of hops, malt, and pine. Poured amber in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, light pine, vanilla, slight toasting, and slight resin. Medium body. Thin, lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, malt, hop, and resin finish. 11%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden amber with a thin head. Sweet citric hoppy aroma with some sweet toffee like malts. The flavor has citric hops, sweet malts, toffee, and a light toasty hint. Pretty good.