hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 5-23-2010 (Bottle and brewed in 2009) This beer pours a small ivory head with a lengthy retention, transparent orange body, slow rising carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma is lightly malty and toasty. The taste is sweet, malt and some hops. The palate is tingly and thin. This beer is medium bodied. This beer lacks character and flavor as there is not much going on with the flavor. This is a beer that is somewhat forgettable.
Mora2000 (5855) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Amber with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee, booze and dark fruit. The flavor is similar with a lot of apples, dark fruit, toffee and caramel. Even at just over 8 percent this one is pretty boozy. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
vyvvy (4133) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours murky dark bronze with a small tan head. The aroma has heavy malt, sourdough, thick caramel, dark berries, light anise, minerals and alcohol. Medium body that’s light for the style and there is light carbonation. The flavor starts with paper, wood, alcohol, sourness and minerals. The finish is very medicinal. Didn’t do much for me.
jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with off white head. Nose/taste of minerals, ;paper, caramel, candied fruit and malt. Taste is heavy on paper and minerals with a caramel malt body. Lighter bodied.
thorongil2 (1390) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear bright amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of dried and stewed fruit; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish; much more of a doppelbock than a barleywine
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at 101 Beer Kitchen (as Sour Cask Aged Barley Wine). Pours a muddy brownish-amber color with a thing light beige head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, malt and tart fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, caramel and mildly sour fruit. The finish is slightly tart with an earthy hops and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
hivemind (712) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap (in tulip) at Blind Tiger last Sat night (12.29.2012) with Erica, Matt, and Steph. Ordered it for e and had a few sips of it. Color was dark brown/purple. Nose a little sugary sweet and malty. Heavy malt flavor but also a pleasing sourness with some dark fruit and heavy sugar. Heavy malt beers can bore me, but this was livened up by the accompanying tartness. I don’t know why this is rated so poorly for the style - guess I’m just biased towards acidic/tart/sour beers.
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of pale and bland darker malts, plus a little bit of hops and hints of alcohol. Flavor not the best for a barley wine. Average texture. Not the best beer.
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at lions pride -amber orange pour. Sweet rich malts, tart sour notes. Dark fruitiness. Sour flavor, berry notes. Rich maltiness followed. Y a big sourness. Decent
Travlr (13242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of sweet toffee. Taste is sweet caramel and figs. Plain.