Oakes (14840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Vibrant, hazy amber. Smells typical BW. Crystal malt and grapefruit with an undertone of fruity yeast. Loads of citrus. Light earth and chocolate.
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a somewhat hazy mahogany with a small ring of beige head. Aroma of toffee, candied dark fruits (plum, raisin), caramel - not really hinting at much hop character. Flavour of maple syrup, toffee, candied fruits and just enough hop character to balance out the sweetness and prevent it from becoming cloying. Thick, viscous, syrupy palate, with only a slight alcohol burn. A little too syrupy and after a while, a bit cloying. Solid barley wine.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head that laces and copper/red color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/peat/some smoky, slight fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel/peat/some smoky, secondary dark fruit, earthy hops bite. An off character when chilled that disappears at cellar temperature. So notes are at cellar temperature.
Ferris (10744) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Raisin and sweet brown sugar with oxidation. Cloudy brown with a decent beige head. Sweet and light oxidizer ion, raisin and bitterness. Past its prime.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Cloudy caramel-colored pour with no head. Olfactory highlights include toffee and praline. Medium-bodied with barely sufficient carbonation. The flavor is thin and boring, accompanied by weak notes of lightly sweet toffee and caramel. Watery, mildly sweet finish. Although mundane, I appreciate the opportunity to try this. Nice balance, if nothing else.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-07-01. Hazy dark orange with creamy small beige head. 3+ Flavour of sweet malt, caramel character that could be on purpose or show signs of oxidation. Light bitterness throughout, very light alcohol. 6+ Modest aroma, light citrus/resin/caramel blend. Overall impression is similar to other West Coast Barleywines and I can never tell if its on purpose or a sign of age, as I am not overly fond of how it comes together. Alcohol grows as it warms. 6+ Smooth average palate. Bottle at Stumbling Monk, Seattle
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of fishingnet. Thanks for this beer and the awesome Ice Harbor mustard.
pours golden, white head.
Aroma hoppy with notes of malts and cheese like yeast.
Taste, hoppy, sugary, some caramel malts and a nice full body mouthfeel.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3058-20100701] Tap. Rich cherry cheesecake and thick cream aroma with a hint of vanilla wafers. Murky, orange red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. More cherry cheesecake and thick cream in the flavour with creamy toasted fruit malt and a very sweet alcohol long aftertaste. Full body. Interesting, quite heavy. More citrus as it warms.
(@ Stumbling Monk, Seattle, WA)
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to fishingnet for hauling this back from the NW. Pours hazy deep gold with thin white head. The aroma is thick slick malts and pine to grassy to citrus hops to go along with a sense of honey. The taste is pure yum with sticky chewy sweet malts, pine hop bitterness, some citrus hops, more sweet malts and a tasty layer of black tea. The hops and malts run together with some tasty harmonious vibrations.
after4ever (7358) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz at The Stumbling Monk. Thanks, Nugget! Pours a bright murky golden (if that makes any sense) under a thick, creamy, moussy tan head. Enormous brown bread and sweet yeast nose, really tons of cereal sugars knocking around in here. Creamy, thick body. Toffee, butterscotch, and caramel on the mid-palate, with some piney/resiny notes tying off the finish. I would probably go hoppier and set this up to have more tobacco and leather left from the hops when they’re done, ’cause there’s just a zoo of unfermented sugar in here for the yeast to work on. It’s a tidy BW, just so insanely malty, biscuity, and bready.