DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This a nice barley wine. The nose on this one is very complexed as it warms.
Reminds be a little of the Leeís Harvest
ales from England. Not to hoppy. A classic barley wine should not be overhopped. Leave that to the IPAís. This should age well. I haveínt put a
review in for a while, yet this one spurred my thoughts.
Emeister84 (1402) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of freshly baked lemon poppy seed muffins, strawberry jam, caramel. Clear ruby with a mostly lasting white head. Sweet, fruity, great balance, strong but not boozy, great bitterness. Full bodied, finishes pretty clean.
raoul_duke (124) - - APR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful hop nose, some molasses and caramel. Beautiful tan fluffy head which sticks around for awhile. Really nice red tan color. Extremity flavorful with a lot of honey. Almost sweet, but wonderful balance on the whole. The abv is well hidden. This is dangerous!
tsd08460 (73) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel, herbs,
Appearance: dark amber, clear, small tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Art (2057) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Ed. Pretty fresh. Very hopped up barleywine. Pours a reddish brown with a white head. Aromas of caddied orange and piney hops. Taste is sweet at first but finishes bitter. Notes of caramel. Interested to try after all the hops are gone.
Brandon1989 (401) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015 bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a two finger off-white head that left some good lacing around the glass and had great retention. The aroma pine, brown sugar, caramel, candy sugar, earthy hops. The taste is piney hops up front and finishes with brown sugar and caramel. The mouthfeel is full-bodied. There is quite a bit of hop bitterness with this beer and I canít say anything bad about it but I just wasnít a huge fan of it. Still worth a try.
jmohno (1192) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow color is gorgous.Dark copper clear. Heady lacey. Sexy. Uh yeah, you cant deny that, because you pour it and you already have a bonner? Then starts the foreplay with sweet candy and light hoppy dank pussy licking notes. Toffee marshmello, everything you want a pusssy to taste like when licking it. Then you taste it and its as good as it smells, lustfull rich sweet candy pussy, goin in on it hard like you know your going to fuck this beer hard! Ha ha. This is like a good double ipa but in a different way its a hot whore of a beer you want to fuck the shit out of hard! Yeah thatís right you do, and donít say you donít you fuck! It looks smells and tastes sexy,if you donít agree you ARE GAY! YOU TOTALLY ARE! aND YOUR MISSING OUT.
mstrcrwly (538) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into a tulip glass..amber/ruby color with a thin white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,brown sugar,hops..hop forward with lingering notes of caramel,dark fruits...good,but thought itíd be better.
shrubber85 (8484) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange toffee malt and herbal alcohol aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sweet orange-lemon-raisin toffee and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Mild alcohol finish. Very drinkable.
tribblemaker (5) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tried both the 2011 and 2015 on draft. 2011 maltier and richer, 2015 very hop-forward, almost like a barleywine IPA. Both delicious, though 2011 was more like a traditional barleywine.
liquidhedonism (286) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, piney, nutty, and boozy, with hints of biscuit, toffee, and resin. Taste/Palate: sweet and thick; finishes bitter and slightly astringent and tart.