SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle - picked up at the stumbling monk; copper with slight haze and lots of carbonation; white head fades but leaves some lacing; aromas of hops, sugar and alcohol; drinks crisp to a dry finish; malty backbone and not as much hops flavor given the aromas
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Slightly cloudy amber with big head. Really smooth with big kick of grapefruit hops and sweet malt. Fantastic balance and the hops just pop out. Not overly bitter. Love it. Light for 9.3%.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy fishingnet. Hazy amber copper pour, thin lacing and smallish head. Some caramel and sharp dry grain, some vanilla, and slight heat. Flavor is very smooth, with caramel, cocoa, some vanilla, and slight port-like qualities. Very yummy. Balanced and medium-bodied.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy dark copper with a thin, sticky light tan head. Light carbonation. Funky aroma. Sour, yet malty and loaded with cooked veggies (donít know which ones but itís really disgusting). Sour (Iím talking beyond Lambic sour) and sticky with underlying hops and maybe some maltiness. Just too sour and the aroma and now some veggie flavor has leaked in. This is going in the drain. This has got to be a bad sample or theyíve created a new style of Barleywine.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours an orange / red with fine white lacing. Aroma of candied sugar, red fruits, syrup, caramel, molasses, honey, and some marzipan. Flavour of marzipan, booze, caramel, candied sugar, dark fruits, molasses, some roasted coffee and lightly burnt wood. Light carbonation, lightly bitter, sweet, but not cloying. Flavour is not as well rounded as hoped.
CampesinoTino (683) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brewed on 3/15/2012, 10.1% ABV. Pours a light brownish amber color with sudsy beige foam. Mostly caramelized sugars, dark fruits and malt in the aroma with a bit of honey in the background. The taste starts with caramel, raisin and toasted malt flavors that lead to notes of orange citrus, resiny hops and vanilla. Mild creaminess in the body along with low carbonation and a dry, malty finish. Straightforward American style Barley Wine with pretty good balance overall.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Appearance: Pours dark reddish copper color with a nice off-white head. Aroma: Dark fruits, caramel, and burnt sugar come to the nose. Taste: Sweet sugary plum comes through. A little more on the sweet side with not much hop bitterness coming in on the palate.
improvjock (312) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Well over a year old (sticker says it was brewed 03/12/12). Pours a dark cloudy brown with minimal tan head. Low carbonation. Very complex aroma with brandy, figs, licorice, and brown sugar. You can really taste the alcohol, this is a strong one. Flavor is pretty malty, with dark fruits and a bit of sourness. Very heavy. This is not my normal style, but itís good stuff.
DeKreeft2799 (18) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great great beer