WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml via trade i think gmc sent this, thanks to whomever. Pours rich copper with a 2 finger copper head. Nose is quite sweet and hoppy and interesting. Taste is sweet, some what hoppy and all in all a pretty tasty barleywine.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL shared by theisti. Pour is dark, hazy, reddish copper, cannot see through it. It has a small bit strong head, lightly sticky. Aroma is super strong, syrupy, alcoholic malts with a bit of an stringent hoppiness. Taste follows suit with a bit less of the astringency. There is the alcohol but it evaporates without leaving an alcoholic aftertaste. Its a strong barleywine like the other many strong barleywine, I don;t know what better way to describe it, this style of BW was once super cool and interesting but has become boring (I can get many similar for a much better price). Has a very thick and syrupy mouthfeel.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by Miketd at CPLYFO 09. Pours a hazy amber with a nice lasting white head. Aroma is spicy and citrusy hops with a nice fruity ester hint- oak is moderate- some vanilla and sweet malts. Big fruity esters and sweetness in the flavor almost cover up the oak and vanilla- tons of citrus and orange- zesty hops, some pine and grass. Earthy leathery and oaky dry finish with a slight lingering brown sugar and toffee note.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Cloudy brown ale with a small, fizzy, khaki head. The aroma is a rich, decadent swirl of buttery caramel. Full-bodied and velvety with tingly carbonation. The flavor is all about caramel as well - sweet, but not cloyingly so - rich and robust, but not overbearing. Caramely, bittersweet finish. Bottle provided by miketd! * * Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RATEBEER/iMovieThe
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from eaglefan538. Pour is ruby orange brown with a one inch off white head. Aroma of caramelly sweet malt, toasty, and some citrus hoppiness behind that. Nice, full nose. Really nice balance and melding of the hops and malts. Taste is caramelly, brown sugar, and the citrus. Some grainy mineral bright fruit sweetness behind that. Taste is nice, but not as full as the nose would suggest. Palate is medium full, mouth coating. Nice one, thanks for this one Brian.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Miketd brought this rare bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a small head. Aroma full of toffee, caramel, yeast, vanilla, and oak. Flavor is sweet, caramel, vanilla and balanced by some nice hops on the finish. Great beer. Loved it.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy mketd. Pours a dark brown, with red hues and small off tan head. Smells of big bold dark caramel malts, bready yeast, and some sweter fruits and vanilla. The flavor was of typical barley wine style. Mild alcohol burn ,wit htraces of sweet fruits, vanilla oak, and dark malts all together. this was very solid, but seemed sort of standard to me. No real big flaws, just nothing to set itself apart in my book. Still very good and drinkable.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
C&PLYFOTD: Bottle, courtesy miketd. Murky reddish brown pour, full of life. Huge nose on caramel, vanilla, oak, sweet plums, dark fruit, some unique spicy grain. Flavor is rich and full of caramel, vanilla, spices. Full of flavor, and very delicious.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour was a cloudy redish/brown okay head nice lacing. Aroma was of caramel, pine vanilla and come floralness. Flavor was nice sweet malty flavor, alcohol wasn’t hidden at all little over the top. But good beer.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another big IH 750ml bottle courtesy of Swolf3. Poured dark brown, with a tan head. Dry aroma, dried fruit as well. Very luxurious flavor, just permeates the tastebuds. Very enjoyable.