FestDecBeet (330) - - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a nice Amber. White head. Very clear.
Smell: caramel. Leather. Hot alcohol.
Taste: Apple skin. Caramel. Hot alcohol.
Feel: slight dryness. Very smooth.
Overall: nice beer. Needs some age. Not overly hoppy either.
First drank: mom and dads 2/28/15
Vintage: Dec 16, 2014
troyc (2857) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Clear brown pour with a quickly receding white head. Nose of sticky caramel and toffee along with darker fruit notes. Flavors of fig, fruitcake, candied plums, toffee and mild earthy hops. Sweet finish. The alcohol is very well disguised. I didn’t realize the ABV was so high until after drinking it. Medium carbonation. Smooth and quite drinkable for the style.
nick76 (4292) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very sweet with caramel and somewhat like licorice with hints of butterscotch and earth. The appearance is hazy orange brown with no head. The taste is like the aroma with an astringent finish. The palate is thick. Overall good but flawed.
YigSvartka (145) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent copper brown. No head. Somewhat stunted dried fruit (plums, raisins), cotton candy, and booze aroma. Smooth, creamy, and relatively thin for a barley wine. Initial taste is sweet raisins, plums, licorice, and caramel. Finish consists of the same flavours, but with an added hop and alcohol taste. Malt is present as well. Although not terrible, too sweet for my liking.
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body. Sweet brown sugar aroma. Similar taste. Very sweet brown sugar taste. Lots of malty goodness.
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 Bottle. Pours caramel off white head. Nose/taste of toffee, caramel, bread, ripe figs and old hops. Medium body.
BVery (7267) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky reddish amber pour with a smaller ring head. Nice aroma of rich malt, touch of wood, dark fruit. Good hop bite. A bit boozy but I kinda like that.
dmac (4349) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Poured a thick slightly murky reddish deep brown with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma is cardboard, raisins, dates, seltzer, nut shells and some dry mollasses. Body is slightly srupy, no heat, average carbonation. Flavor is far more sweet than the aroma super cloying, dificult to drink, molasses, caramel, nut shell and biscuit on the end with raisin bread dough. Blah the flavor comes off too big and not in a good way.
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared by Madvike. Sweet and malty. Orange brown body. Sweetish aroma. Nice amber malt tinged Barleywine. Malt centered. Classic. OK. Cherry amber malt.
Nero55 (797) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/amber with thin head. Aroma of dark fruit and malt. Heavy body, malt, dark fruit, moderate sweetness, and hint of alcohol.