tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffee and caramel combine with a pleasing nutty character in the nose. some dark pit fruits and light alcohol are also apparent. clear mahogany-brown body is topped by a decent off-white head that stands well and leaves some lace. the sweetness of the toffee and caramel are offset by some pleasant roast malt notes and the nuttiness lingers in the aftertaste. Perhaps not as full bodied as Iíd expect considering the sweetness and stronger carbonation might have elevated the flavour a bit. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased (?) at Tobyís in (?) December 2012.
wilderthanyou (718) - 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. Itís a solid barley wine, just not as complex as Iím use to in this style.
MrFecesious (657) - 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 (8394) - 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 mťlange 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 (1066) - 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 (497) - 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. Iíve 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 (617) - 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.
Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Garnet color small head. Aroma is muted but fruity. Flavor is also fairly fruity but lacks the malty backbone I expect. Quite thin.
jake65 (2450) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage thanks to 5000. Shimmering amber pour with ruby tones, small beige head. The malt bill swirls through the air, with caramel and chocolate malts being the dominant force. Light citrus and floral notes too. Deep flavor profile is chocolate, caramel, citrus, and toffee. Lightly cloying. Wonderful body... silky smooth, but has a good weight to it. Very fine stuff.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Rich and tasty with big notes of brown sugar, multi-grain bread, toffee and toast. Warming in the throat. Hops are pleasant with a subtle bitterness. Slight metallic-like off-flavors, possibly from the cap. Nonetheless, itís a pretty solid barleywine.