Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good drinking BW, with citrus flavour adding complexity to the organic caramel taste. Likely hoppier when it was young.
BeerdedDave (444) - - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the brewery (2005); an excellent seasonal; strong, bitter, and quite hoppy for a barleywine
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours an amber/ruby color with a huge tan head. aroma has lots of candied fruit, malty sweetness, and tea. flavor follows suit...candied fruits, toffee, tea, earthy bitterness and booziness. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is fruity/earthy and dry...warming.
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruit, candi sugar, citrus on the nose. The appearance is dark amber, off white head. The flavor is fruit, candi sugar, citrus. The finish is citrus, pine. Medium in body, slightly thick. Nice.
GRM (3019) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.3 ounces, from Luc Bourbonnière, with Louise and Luc, savoured on September 13 2013; eye: orangey, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, fruity, light alcohol, lightly tired, light basement; mouth: malt, caramel, fruity, light alcohol, lightly tired, light basement, sourish, malty finale with light fruity presence, medium body, average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,3 onces, de Luc Bourbonnière, avec Louise et Luc, savourée le 13 septembre 2013; œil : orangée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, fruité, léger alcool, légèrement fatiguée, léger cave; bouche : malt, caramel, fruité, léger alcool, légèrement fatiguée, léger cave, aigrelet, finale maltée avec légère présence fruitée, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : correct
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention. Aroma consists of light caramel malt with some and some bitter hops notes. Taste is also a mix of light caramel malt with some bitter tasting hops. Body is about average with good carbonation and alcohol is not overly prominent. Not bad but I’m not the biggest fan of American style barleywine and this one appeared to be a bit tired.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at IH Wilmington. Poured a hazy deep copper color with rusty reddish highlights and more than a finger of creamy beige head. Extremely sweet and malty nose with a hefty waft of caramel candy. Some earthy hops emerge in the back, as well as warm alcohol notes. The taste is smooth blended rich flavors, with sweet malts, sugar stewed cherries and raisins, dates and plums to start. Followed by notes of molasses mixing with a mild tingle of booze that thins things out a bit into the finish. Big and sticky, moderate carbonation.
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed amber Barley Wine with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity vinous malt with treacle, grassy notes, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light vinous notes, light fruity acidity, floral hops, pink grapefruit pulp, nice. Shared with GRM and Boutip.
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thick, rocky, tan head & red/amber hazy; perfect aroma per style, blend of malt, hops, and alcohol; flava is complex blend of acidic sweetness(blackberries) and dry/spicy hoppiness; feels medium bodied but very foamy on the tongue(which I like-some may not) that leaves my tongue tingling; finishes dry & sweet, leaving the tongue wanting more, and more.
This is one of the top barleywines I’ve ever tasted. And I haven’t rated all of them on this website. I’ve drank a lot more than are recorded here.
budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at Iron Hill Maple Shade. Golden red pour with a frothy off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy, and malty, with strong pine and notes of bread and yeast from the bottle fermentation. Taste is dark malt, plum, piney hops and bready yeast. Medium body. Nice carbonation. Enjoyed it but it’s nothing very special and certainly not worth $20 a bottle at the restaurant.