toffsbury (113) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is candy and raisins. Has a bit of the grapefruit aroma that Lil’ Sumpin’ Supmin’ has. Nice red-brown color with a bit of clingy head. Taste is very big, sweet and buttery caramel with a bitter backing. Goes down extremely smooth. Nice full palate. Very tasty. Bottle from Beer Bistro.
dnstone (2049) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong, boozey malt aroma. Deep red-amber in color with an off-white head. Syrupy malty sweet and strong. Really a solid barley wine!
BigSound (194) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich mohagony with nice red hues, the khaki head recedes pretty quickly but the sticky brew leaves a nice lacing down the glass.
Wow, big aroma. Lots of dark and tropical fruit, booze, tons of carmolized sugar like roasted marshmallows.
First sip I taste alot of sweet fruit, pineapple, raisin, and bit of white grape tartness. There is a nice malty presence and undertones of hops, with a boozie finish.
Mouth feel is very nice, silky smooth, the sweetness lingers, and the alcohol leaves a nice warming sensation that fills the mouth and throat.
maekchu (1469) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 vintage. Draft @ Brouwer’s Cafe. Rich fruit aroma: figs, prunes & a high alcohol hit. Deep ruby, clear as can be. Big, rude bubbly foam (like frogs’ eggs). Little lacing. Sugary, mild, ripe -- or maybe fermented -- prunes. Verrry sweet. Smooth, medium body. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Pleasant and rich, hops mostly gone. This has held up well. Maybe it’ll be good after another five years.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Brew Kettle on 3/9/12. Clear reddish copper pour with a thick tan head. Nose of grainy and caramel malt with some earthy hops. Caramel malt and light berry flavor with an earthy hop finish.
appgrad22 (28) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like old ales but not sure of barley wines. Biggest taste is fruits the followed by burnt...maybe toffee?
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JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 vintage. Hazy gold pour on draft at brouwers cafe. Aroma and taste is sweet toffee and sugary caramels. This ages nicely.
EastBayPints (20) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ruby copper body with beautiful beige head with fantastic lacing and retention.
Very sweet caramel malts with toffee notes. Orange and assorted citrus. Plum, dark fruits. Piney hops.
Sweet malts with backing piney hops. Burnt sugar and fruity flavors. The alcohol is hidden and the beer warms into a delicious treat.
Medium chewy body with lots of syrup. Good clean bitter finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid orange, good sweet aroma, caramel, toffee. Taste is same, some alcohol warmth, solid stuff.
Chuckaduck (584) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours syrupy, dark brown-amber with a thick light-tan head. Aroma is floral, spicy, fruity, hoppy, pine. Taste is floral, spicy, fruity, some toffee, caramel, alcohol, finish is bitter citrus hops with a little black coffee. Mouth feel is thick, full, syrupy. Nice lacing. I found this quite enjoyable and very drinkable, especially considering the strength.