hopwine (338) - Bend, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Huge, relatively simplistic caramelly malt backbone, pierced by pine-y and citric hops. Not a world beater, but tasty, dangerously drinkable, and affordable.
WanderinCelt87 (176) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured from a bottle. Has a hazy bronze body with a nice white head. Aroma is a very subtle molasses and caramel. Taste is very malty sweet, indicative of the brown sugar. Also has hints of molasses but with a nice bitterness at the end.
thome50 (1040) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Aroma of marshmallow and socks. Taste is muted chocolate with some definite, overly sweet notes. Not my favorite. Glad Sucks came along.
Passthebeer (25) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of those rare beers that not only looks like a light pretty beer but tastes like a full double IPA. The aroma orange zest, pineapple, mango, and lime. Great malt back up to this hop wallop. Very tasty
RRistow12 (256) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from draft. Pours a copper red with off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread and spices. Taste is sweet caramel with spices. A little dark fruit taste. Minimal bitterness on the end. Excellent smooth tasting barley wine that is pretty well balanced. Goes down very easy.
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Bif (1456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a dark ruby red color with an off-white head that lasts and very nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, bit of caramel, hint of hops and spice. Taste of roasted malt, caramel sweetness, dark fruit, hint of nuts and spice in the background. Mild bitterness and a very clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with a very subtle warming. Nicely balanced with The 9.8% ABV very well hidden. Enjoyable sipper that goes down way too easy.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Vintage 12oz Bottle - Pours a crystal clear copper red with an off white head. Smells of rich caramel malt, green hops, resin, spruce and pine. Perfect medium body with a pleasant sugary sweet finish. BS is such a perfectly crafted Barley wine and it only gets better with age. Sexy.
Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellence. Draft from Red Rock Yardhouse. bread, hay, resin, spruce, cheese, basement aromas, (lost notes)...
Beerandhockey8 (230) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a nice copper color with a thin white head. Nose is huge hops, spices. Taste is bitter, medium bodied. Finishes hard and crisp, awesome beer love the story behind this.
EdInSaltLake (644) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Tangerine, herbal, peppery hops, and toasty malt.
Flavor: Citrus/apricot and spicy hops. Sweet malt; subtle bread crust.