ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very hazy copper, with a very little if any head. Aroma definitely has some molasses and some other malty sweetness typical of an english barleywine. Taste up front has some caramel sweetness and dark fruit like plum and raisin. This is tempered by a bit of sourness on the aftertaste. Overall a decent beer, however its nothing exciting or exceptional.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very disappointed. Pours a nice dark amber color with little to no head. Aromas were of caramel and dried fruits, all was okay up to here. The flavor was just too sweet and vinegary. I could not even finish the beer.
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. Deep copper color, white nonexistant head, but a tasty strong ale. At 7.5%, just the ticket after a hard day at work. I like strong ales, and I like this one. Iíll get it again.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I donít care for Barley Wines much but this would have to be my second favorite, right behind Youngs Old Nick.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chez Mittenstein - June 2003: Color was dirty brown with floaters in it. Aroma, sweet and malty. It was a 'level' taste, similar to the Harvest Ale, but more bitter.
beervis (243) - Taylorís Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
definitely an old ale. aroma a little woody, raisins, port. pours ruby with small beige head quickly dwindling to a sud ring. oh good stuff - sweet, fruity, some aged woody notes, Iíd go for hazelnut as a hint rather than walnut myself. alcohol barely noticeable except in the finish, as it warms gently on the way down. mouthfeel silky and a little oily, seriously satisfying winter warmer. Iíll be getting a few bottles of this in for cold winter nights - champion!
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark color from tap with minimal off white frothy head. Aroma is malty sweet with grape and fruity notes. Flavor is smoky, malty, dark fruits, with possibly some oak. Mouthfeel feel is a little thin but atill decent. Overall this is an alright beer.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sweet malty grassy aroma that reminds me in a twisted way of a sauvignon blanc. Color is near black with a persistent off white head. The flavor is very sweet with caramel malt, toasted notes, and a hint of bitterness. The sweetness here is too much for me, and the aroma didnít help. Not my favorite barley wine,..
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a large light tan head on a hazy orange-brown body. Cherry and honey aroma with some malt. Cherry and honey taste with a strong finish that goes from cherry to a lingering honey. Light body.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a teeny bottle. Ruby color with a floral nose. Lots of stuff floating around in it. Not sure if I like the idea of that too much. It tastes good though. Lots of malty goodness.