Cristobal37 (267) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes like candied sugar. Strong though. Bit boozy sometimes, other times like maple syrup. Interesting beer, will have to come back to this one.
nakedwhendrunk (2202) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a hazy brown colored body leaving a one finger white foamy head that appears and leaves some nice slightly thick yet spotty lacing in rings around the sides of the pint glass. The body is too hazy for any carbonation to be seen rising.
The smell had the hops up front to form a mostly bitter aroma. The malts play nicely in the background coming more forward as the beer warms.
The taste was excellent as the hops and the malts combine just about perfectly.
On the palate, she sat about a slight sticky feel in my mouth and on the tongue, ranging on the medium side. Though the ABV is pretty high, this is quite drinkable.
Overall, Iím thoroughly impressed and most likely will have this again.
teloiv (7) - - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not what i would come to expect from a barleywine. Very lite for a barleywine on tast considering most i have had have been very big on flavor. But still good on the hops and citrus taste. Might get this one again.
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a clear copper hue with a 1 finger off white head.
S- Deep brown sugar nose that leads to a wave of piney hops.
T- Brown sugar, caramel, molasses followed by deep, piney hops and a bit of an alcohol aftertaste.
M- Thick with medium-low carbonation.
D- This one really delivers and is certainly one of Lagunitas best. Great sipper.
Ernesto987 (3794) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wayyyyyy too sweet. Damn I donít like barleywines. Still some hops in there but the sweetness is all over
mjhall89 (36) - - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum brown shugga. Only thing better is lagunitas sucks. Sweet, piney taste that lingers.
Ahcooper (2) - - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweat yet with sine bitterness. Would definitely recommend and drink again
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Strife21 (149) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper with thick white head. Smell is hops, citrus, grapefruit and pine. Taste is hops, pine, citrus which slightly bitters then ends with a sugar like sweet finish. Light body, medium carbonation.
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Surf Taco (Jackson, NJ). Pours amber with slight head. Aroma is dark fruit - plum, some raisin. Taste is similar. That brown sugar sweetness is apparent and comes through nicely. The malt gives balance but itís not as much depth as expected from a BW. Still a crowd pleaser.
gripweed57 (734) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Joe Canalís in Lawrenceville, NJ. Pours a hazy garnet color with a big rocky beige head. Leaves a wonderful clinging Belgian lace. Aroma has notes of brown sugar (yup!), brandy and butterscotch. Tangy, sweet malt flavor. Big notes of dark dried fruit, more butterscotch and vanilla. Buried in all that complex maltiness is a noticeable citrus happiness and warming alcohol.