JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy deep orange amber. Malty and fruity aroma. Really wonderful flavor profile: not overbearingly dark malt, but with a beautifully balanced, sweet, elegant, citrusy affect. Love it. This has a fruitcake-like quality to it, and a definite caramel-cherry presence. Bubblegum. The Iron Hill bottles are so freakin’ good. The balance and sweet nuance of this is just awesome.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite an enjoyable little BW. Healthy presence of hops. A bit floral. Malt was a little thin for the beer, but overall enjoyable.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep brown and served in a goblet. This was very interesting beer in that I could detect some very fruity, cidery, apple notes, but they did not take away from the beer at all. The hops were blended in nicely and not over the top. The alchol is warming and very apparant. This is a great after meal beer.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s. Pours a cloudy brown, with a very small ring of bubbles around the edge. Dark fruity nose, raisins, plums, with noticeable alcohol.
Very sweet aroma. Taste follows this - really quite sweet. There’s caramel there, and similar dark fruits, but not as strongly as in the nose. Full bodied, small but pleasant carbonation, alcohol on the finish. A lingering sweetness too. Really quite nice.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Media, March 4, 2005: Super impressed by this brew. From presentation in the glass to the aroma and flavor this beer showed up extremely well. I’m becoming more and more a fan of barleywines and this is one of the reasons for it. Took home some on a growler and got wasted within 2 thanks to it being 10%ABV.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, fruits, some hops and notes of citrus. Sweet, fruity, a nice balance, some alcohol.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel body with a white lacing head. Smells sweet but a little rusty. Taste just the same and that’s not a good thing
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft @ Media, PA location. Tried this with their RIS, and IIPA so my palate was somewhat tanted from the other beers. Cooper/red in color with somewhat cloudy appearance. Aroma is fruity, malty and some hops. Nice full body followed by warming characteristics. Not a bad barleywine.