Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours an amber-brown color with a thin off-white head and a bit of a collar throughout. The nose carries some heavy malt and a bit of a musty character. Bit of booze as well. Flavor has similar issues. Perhaps oxidized, but not quite to the level I’d expect with that. Mild fruit. Medium body, low carbonation, and a boozy finish. Boom.
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a ruddy orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit and hops. Full body with flavors of grainy malt, hops, caramel and fruit. The finish is hoppy up front and leaves a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Good Barley Wine overall.
tkrjukoff (4284) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl 2 Kuhnhenn Warren, MI. Pours beautiful deep ruby copper with a nice tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is fullbodied sweet, malty, fruity, caramel, raisins, bready and fidges. Flavor is in front a sweet and malty with acetonic touch, on backmore tart bitter hoppy, sweet fruity, caramel and vinous. Quite nice indeed. Finishes vinous, tart bitter and fruity. Like this one, not too sweet, has nice vinous touch and with medium body still very drinkable.
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Balloon snifter at Kuhnhenn. Clear reddish copper pour with a thin off-white head. Grainy malt nose with some fruit and a bit of hop. Caramel malt flavor with tart fruit and an earthy hop finish.
alexsdad06 (8246) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper color with zero head to speak of. The nose has caramel sweetness with some resiny and herbal hops. The flavor had mild notes of caramel malt, resin, ripe fruits and light herbs. There is some mild bitterness to the finish. I was expecting the flavor to pop with this and it just didn’t happen. Some alcohol to the finish. Underwhelming.
Hair6a11 (1454) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn; pour is medium gold with amber highlights. Off white head that does retain quite well; nice lacing in this glass as well; though comically the server poured it in a shaker. The nose is fruity, tropical fruits, apples; caramel, with a light hop profile. The flavor profile is at once creamy, bitter, sweet from the caramel and apple cider, with a touch of honey and tropical fruits. Honesty; a mediocre, drinkable american barley wine.
jrob21 (3334) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh man that is one intense brandy like aroma. Smooth and sweet on the uptake. A little bit of candy and fruit in there. Flavor and presence is a little more mellowed out. Not incredibly alcoholic which is nice. Seriously sweet with a molasses and toasty grain malt flavor. Finish is a little bitter and fruity but all in all it is pretty smooth and mild. Relatively quick on the finish. Incredible dessert beer.
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Aroma: fruity, sucre d’orge, not overly hopped as your typical american barleywine.
Appearance: Copper-gold pour, white head.
Taste: Candy sweetness, light hop finish, brown sugar. Deliciously sweet.
Overall: As opposed to the name, this is more of an english barleywine.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a viscous caramel brown with a small off white head. Big boozy nose with caramel, toffee and more booze. A bit cloying in the finish. Tasty but a bit overdone.
adrian910ss (2548) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at RnH. Pours a deep rusty orange brown caramel with no head. Aroma of hops, barley and light caramel. Taste of citrus, hops, barley and caramel.