Oakes (13599) - 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.
jercraigs (8666) - 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
mcberko (9732) - 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.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
decaturstevo’s stevofest part 2. Sample from a bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Clear red, whitish ring. Sweet raisiny caramel aroma. Taste is more of the same but off somehow, plastic
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My notes say "aweful", which would seem to imply that this beer if full of awe, or somehow worthy of awe. Sadly, this is not the case, and was simply a misspelling, alas.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s. Pours orange with white head. The aroma is angel food cake, lumber, and alcohol. The flavor is rubbing alcohol, lemon, melon, cand campstove fuel. Ouch.
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s.
Clear light coppery amber body.
Earthy musty aroma with some caramel.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, a citrus hops. Flavor had big alcohol taste mixed a nice hop action and lots of fruit and malt flavors.
hopscotch (10142) - 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.
Shag (2698) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This sucks dawg................A murky orange color with a white head. All is well looking at it, its when you smell and taste it that the problems arise. The aroma is musty like an old stanky blanket found in an attic that the dog used to sleep on. Also some oranges and sweet potatoes. The flavor is very sour with tons of synthetic lemon juice. It didn’t seem old to me, just poorly crafted. Quite possibly the worst barley wine I’ve ever had.