ROGUE (2078) - 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.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Hellbilly tasting. Thank you Sparky27! Dark red-brown pour and foamy tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Fruity caramel flavor with some hoopy bitterness on the finish. Interesting!
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.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby red. Nose is Dark fruit, flowers, booze, grapefruit. Flavor is boozey fruits, raisins, slight sherry and cherries. Finishes a lingering sweet.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 750ML Bottle about two years old from the Wilmington brewery: Color is a dark red with a big head that faded quickly. Aroma is sweet hops. Flavor is really smooth... Nice blend of hops and malt in a barleywine. Also some dark fruits thrown in. Texture is medium, and has a small amount of carbonation. Over all a good barleywine! Thanks to B-Rob for picking this up for me!
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wilmington. Body is a super-hazy brownish amber with a pillowy tan head. The nose is sweet and hoppy. Upon the first sip my tastebuds are assaulted by massive amounts of hops. Very citrusy and piney. This is good! Not much balance in the malt department except some background sweetness, but it works well. Finish is extremely dry and tangy. Definitely not the same beast as the Old Tom. This barleywine follows in the (enormous) footsteps of SN Bigfoot, and does it well. Very tasty barleywine!
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.
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.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown in color with roasted malt smell. Taste of roasted malt with some hop flavor. Thin body. an O.K beer
JoePeesie (848) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky red-brown with plenty of fizzy beige head that laces only a touch. Nose is sweet warming and bready. Taste is very hop forward, earthy, sweet. Very nicely balance no over the top booziness. Very enjoyable brew.