beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Catskill Mountain Pizza. Clear brown color. Medium carbonation and lively. Thin off-white head. Nose was very estery, with some bready malts. Very hoppy flavor and very bitter. Had no idea this was a barley wine. Was very sweet and sugary and its name is well put as it reminded me of brown sugar flavors. Was served in shaker like other beers. Good selection but clearly the server didn’t know what they were serving (told me it was a brown ale). Only found out later it was 9% abv - wow.
Strife21 (91) - 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 (284) - 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 it’s not as much depth as expected from a BW. Still a crowd pleaser.
gripweed57 (487) - 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 Canal’s 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.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A copper color with a tan head. Aroma contains citrus, pine, perfume, and dark fruit. The flavor is bitter with a good malt presence. Some citrus and caramel notes. Alcohol is cover up well but comes through in the finish some. Overall a good beer.
pictoman (326) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Clear copper yellow with beige head. Aroma of hops and light caramel malt. Taste starts with some mild hops and moves into light alcohol and caramel malt with subtle resin notes. Simple, very smooth texture, medium body.
hopwine (113) - 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 (125) - 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 (851) - 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 (20) - 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 (155) - 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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