conway (2210) - - DEC 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Cloudy gold with a white head. Smoke, burnt sugar, caramel, toast, oak and light citrus. Medium thin mouthfeel and light carb. Very good.
Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy to cloudy deep amber color, white head. Aroma of burnt caramel, orange peel. Taste has butterscotch, plum, vanilla, booze. Tasty. Definitely a sipper.
Johnsense (1119) - - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with no head. Crazy aroma, dried fruit, oak, cherry. Dark cherry and lighter tobacco notes, oak. Medium body, low carb.
MadRobin (2540) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, Washington, DC.
Lightly hazy dark amber with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of sherry, raisins, plums, toffee , alcohol, brown sugar, complex dark fruit, stone fruit and oak.
Taste of brown sugar, alcohol burn, huge toffee, raisins, plums, stone fruit, oak, a kitchen sink, more brown sugar and sherry. None of that is anywhere near being subtle.
Full/medium body and low/medium carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SudsMcDuff (7519) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle a couple bottles, had to share one with Champ at the Gman .. pours a deep brown Splinter rat .. foam from the foam gods, big .. . mouth is lively as expected but not overly bubbly .. soft dark molasses and syrup .. this one should age nicely, iíll revisit in 5 years .. . . I know what Iíve said about paper mache in the past, but for the sake of our country, and to shut up Milton Street, I am willing to put aside my contempt.
oRos (1466) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy. Amber. Aroma is sweet. Taste is slight roasted malts with some booze. Great beer
marcus (8292) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bottle from Binnyís South Loop. Pours cloudy golden with a huge beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied dark fruit and fermented molasses flavor that finished dust dry and bitter. Very strange, but fun to sip.
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Beer Junction, Seattle; 4 years old
Amber color, hazy, with small head. Good malty British Barley Wine, more expressive in the aroma than flavor, moderately sweet, with soft vanilla and cookie dough hints, but Iím less impressed than I used to be in the past with the excellent Harvest Ale. The alcohol can be perceived.
Nice, nothing more.
mcberko (11165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours an opaque orange amber with a huge beige head. Aroma brings out caramel, dried dark fruits and yeast. Flavour is complex, with champagne yeast, English caramel malt, and some dark fruit. Impeccably complex -- the champagne yeast blends wonderfully with the English malt and caramel. Really nice stuff. A beer of wonderful complexity.
Sarlacc83 (1595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Apex.
A: Red shaded gold, thin white head.
N: Sherry, oak, some funk, toffee, and a hint of glue.
T: Sweet and lightly tart.
M: Medium body, crisp carbonation, alcohol is restrained.
O: Canít say I enjoyed this one all that much. It doesnít really seem like a barleywine at all - as if the yeast knocked out all the body.