terrybail (460) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
375ml bottle from the lcbo for christmas 2013
Pours a dark ruby with a big frothy off white head
Tons of lacing
Aroma of sweet toasty malt
A mix of sweet and bitter a very nice barley wine
Spab (2081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear darkish amber colour with modest-sized off-white head. Aroma is rich, sweet dark fruit, sugar and caramel. Flavour is fairly sweet with caramel, dark dried fruits and sugar with a modestly boozy finish. Big body. Solid but not spectacular.
Ferris (1864) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Caramel malts, red wine and raisin. Cloudy brown with a rich brown head. Very sweet caramel, sherry and some rich dark fruit. A little on the sweet side, but if you like caramel malts you will love this.
wilderthanyou (744) - Guelph, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin off white head. The aroma is sweet, caramel, anis, bit of chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavour is caramel, chocolate, mint, anise, a light citrus and medical hop profile helps balance things out a bit. It’s a solid barley wine, just not as complex as I’m use to in this style.
MrFecesious (733) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dec 2012 bottle taster. Clear dark amber with no cap. Aroma of plants, raisin. Taste has a bit of a tang followed with some bitterness. Good dryness.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet is an odd mélange of meat stock, medium-dry sherry and toffee. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor presents caramel, modest bitterness and light acidity. Finishes tongue-numbing and winds up a bit dry. Bottle generously shared by newcigarz!
Smurf2055 (1243) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep red, no head
Smell big rich fruity caramel, toffee, pudding sticky.
Taste proper English Barleywine, light hop, lots of sticky sweetness, bit spice, caramel and a tiny bit of alcohol on the end.
Mid to full bodied.
stantheman (558) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Alibi Room in Vancouver. I’ve always been partial to barleywines and this is a good one. A dark amber color with a bit of beige head. Fruity, malty and vinous notes combine to make a very seductive brew. 4
ham_bone (10) - - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 December, 341ml bottle. Deep ruby red with little head and no retention. Light sweet aromas of toffee and dark fruits. Toffee, dark fruits, light tobacco with an earthy slight dry finish. Very smooth, malty and chewy with a very slight booziness. 11%! Where? Mmmm!
48FanInCali (644) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 Bottle - A tad better than I expected. Chewy and malty with plenty of caramel sweetness. Full bodied and a little boozy.