BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Generously shared by Hellbilly...thanks Josh!!! Crimson/garnet pour produced a razor thin eggshell head. Aroma and flavor show caramel, toffee, and a hint of dark fruit. This one is a bit past its prime...nothing bright...everything a bit muddled and indistinguishable. Medium mouthfeel and definitely no indication of the ABV. Glad I had a chance to try it.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
picked this oddity up at the brewery and shared it with the crew 7/29/10.
1L swing top four year barley wine... cool.
coppery colored with a thin tannish off white head.
it smells and tastes like it was four years old then bottled... kinda stale and muted, sweet malts, grass, some faint citrus, a hand full of wort, brown sugar and some golden raisin-like fruitiness. medium bodied, slick and smooth.
it is well past it glory days but it is still pretty tasty.6/3/6/3/13+
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by hellbilly. Dark amber-red pour with minimal foamy head. Aroma of caramel malt, muted citrus hops, brown sugar. Sweet flavor with just a hint of hops.
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1L shared by hellbilly.
Pours a clearish amber with no head. Aroma is hops caramel and spices. Flavor is hops, caramel, spices, dark jammy fruits. Tasty brew. Thanks Josh.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter swingtop shared by Josh. Pours hazy amber with a thin off-white head. The nose is brown sugar, molasses, dried fruit and alcohol. The taste is caramel, citrus and fruit. Medium bodied. Good stuff. Thanks Josh!
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hellbilly brings it! Reddish pour. Honey and caramel, very old hop pellets, musty aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet, artificial sweetener. Not much of a barleywine any more.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Hand bottle) Pours a clear deep amber body with a small cream head. Aroma of bread, cherry, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of grass, herbs, caramel malt, raisins, and candy. Sweet maltiness with bitter finish.