mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
1.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I liked the smell of it because it smelled like brown suger of course. Anyhow I was expecting something like a mild sweet stout (it does not say barley wine on the bottle). What I got was total hops hops nothing but hops. It was so bitter I couldn’t believe it. I was ready to pour it out but my girlfriend said I should give it one more sip. I did and it was just as bad. In fact it kinda of wrecked the Allagash white that I drank next as I couldn’t get the bitter taste out of my mouth. I’m obviously not a fan of bitter beer!
_Myers_ (14) - KC, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is a nice Amber with a thin head that doesn’t go away
Smell is somewhat citrus, caramel, caramel malt,
Taste is very warm/alcoholic, brown sugar, lingering piney bitterness
Palate is medium-full body with medium carb that is creamy
Overall it’s a good beer, a sipper, and a little hard to get a read on. Maybe it’s because I just brushed my teeth
DWestrick (596) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. One of the better beers - solid barley wine. Could drink this all night. Very good
PhatB420 (817) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz into taster. Reserved red Amber brown color. Oily surface and feel, corn, Amber red, and biscuits in aroma. Wonderful retention in head, more booze emerges in taste, coconut rum, rasins.... mellow finish, then slight sweet tripping Billie’s. Grapefruit, orange, and kiwi all emerge though the booze, frontal cases of red grape, pepper, floral arrangements, and pine usher in. Fresh cantaloupe rinds emerge in aroma too. Sticky and phat tounge pounce, fully loaded strong ale. Barely wine really. Cheers.
NallePalle (416) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Queen’s Head, Stockholm. Quite sweet. A bit too hoppy to my taste.
elbernays (1117) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mchughs. Pours deep copper with off white head. Sweet caramel, light pine hop and some fruit esters in nose. Molasses, treacle sweet with syrup finish. Slight carbonation stops it being too much so.
Mdbeerfan (17) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love it! Tried in originally on tap at Cugini’s in poolesville. Nice flavor
notes. Caramel, bread, roasty. I think this is becoming my go-to
lagunitas brew ( over the IPA)
ordybill (1146) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was a clear reddish-orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma was a sweet malt experience. The taste had a sweet malt and bread combination.
beerplace (231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle bought in Bottle Jockey. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma and taste with tropical fruits notes. Aftertaste with strong hoppy piney bitterness and slight bready notes on the background. Very good, but as DIPA, not a barleywine.
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Copper... Big off white head... Soft sweet toffee.. Sweet caramel toffee fruits malts nose... Soft sweet fruits.. Oily orange.. Big caramel toffee.. Sweet csndi suger malts
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, hops, fruit/citrus, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and fruit; Warm finish; Easy drinking for a barley wine - solid.