brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colored pour with a small khaki head. A strong grapefruit hoppiness, some pine, and a lot of toffee, caramel, and toasted bread. A bit of perfume, too. Nice caramel and brown sugar sweetness with a strong fruit character to the flavor. Some pine bitterness, a bit of grapefruit, and floral hops. Mild alcohol on the finish. Quite nice and surprisingly easy to drink barleywine.
boozedude (1474) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle kinto glass, clear ligh brown or red pour with white head, hoppy aroma, taste is sweet, very light smoke, light sopps, sugar, very sweet and tasty shit
Nero55 (251) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber with medium off white head. Aroma of resinous hops and molasses. Medium/Heavy body with an odd sweetness with intense hop bitterness up front and a slightly warm alcohol finish. Nice aroma but too sweet and syrupy for me.
ChrisSc (127) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap into glass. Cambridge MD.
Appearance: amber in color. Some haze. Little head but heavy lacing.
Aroma: hops forward. Caramel, molasses sweetness. Floral.
Taste: bitterness upfront. Mostly dry.
Palate: medium body, frothy thick texture. Long finish.
Overall: I wouldn’t consider this a barley wine, more of a strong ale/ipa. Much stronger hops than I had expected. Very nice texture.
scotchzombie (180) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours caramel copper with a thick and foamy yellow-tinted head and thick and foamy lacing. Aroma is a wonderful floral peach. Taste is sweeter than a typical IPA and abounds with brown sugar, caramel/molasses malts, vanilla, peach and orange citrus - with a decent pine hop bite on the backend. Aftertaste include balanced notes of hop and malt. Maybe a warming linger of booze as well. This crushes other barley wines I've had. I enjoyed the heck out of this beer - outstanding. Very complex and taste-provoking.
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spacemonster (53) - Igo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
one half-step down from hog heaven yet still an incredibly tasty brew. The matls are great here.........Hops? Great.......outstanding stuff.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear light mahogany, finger white head.
Smell sweet burnt toffee, cinnamon, bit hoppy, bit caramel
Taste very hoppy and sweet. Almost juicy, pineapple, caramel, grapefruit
Hopsclation (79) - Chicago, - DEC 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rather one dimensional caramel hop mess from lagunitas. However if you like caramel malt and hops as I do, then what is the problem with that?
ads135 (2350) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A milder barleywine than you’d expect. Still lots of flavor, but they’ve managed to keep the body amazingly easy drinking.
Tortman18 (151) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque, dark ruby/copper with a half finger of frothy white head that dissipates quickly. A lot of sticky lacing. Nose is very hop forward with a mix of floral and pine hops. There are a lot of sweet, dark fruits mainly plum and cherry. A smooth balance of caramel and roasted malts. Mouth is very bitter and hoppy up front. A surprising amount of citrus is present with a strong grapefruit presence. That blends perfectly with the dark fruits. Very roasty with some booze, but it’s very well hidden.
VastActiv (1631) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at PCB, Oakland. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some sweetness and malts.