DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, 2009 vintage. Totally hazy amber reddish color. Good thin khaki head. Little lace. Oaky, somewhat belgian nose. Medium to bigger body. Light, smooth carbonation. Vinous and wood notes. Light bit of fermented apple. Light spice. Kind of a sweeter taste. Decent bit of alcohol warmth, nothing bothersome, works with the subtle brandy oak notes. Enjoyable barleywine, but the texture feels more watery and flat than smooth. THereís also a light sweet spicy bite, from maybe the Belgian Candi sugar. The influence from the brandy cask portion is pretty cool, though. This was enjoyable and interesting.
Chudwick (1530) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
double deuce (2009) - pours cloudy amber with more head than a sexist joke about your mom. Nose is fruity, earthy, and nutty. Sip introduces wood, European summer fruit and perhaps almonds. Fruity for a barleywine. Sweet with a metallic aftertaste. A great compliment for autumnís first backyard campfire.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! 2009 vintage. Pours a semi-hazed pale orange color with a small white head. Looks oddly paler than it should, Iím guessing. Aroma of sugar, apricots, gold raisins, toffee, oak, and toast. Flavor of pale and sweet malts, sugars, toast, dry, cereal, and barley malts, and some cardboard. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. A bit weak and thin and disappointing. Not bad, but hasnít held up well.
mfrato (94) - - JUL 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of bomber at euclid hall. Extremely smooth delicious barley wine. Oak really mellows out the high abv.
Godofthecellar (482) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smell of orange peel and peach candy. taste was oak, orange and bourbon
TheJestersBeer (1872) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle, 2007 vintage.
Pours a cloudy medium orange, with a beige head.
Spicy, well developed aroma, apricot, marzipan, almonds, earth, potato peel, chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2.
Spicy, complex taste, apricot, dried fruit, toffee, marzipan, nuts, earth, almond, figs, oak, slightly tannic.
Nicely developed, a bit rustique, finishes a bit on the dry/harsh side. (2013-05-03)
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 on the label.
A - Pours a murky dark amber, ruby brown. 2 finger off-white head that leaves thick sheets of lacing.
S - Sweet woody malt, bright cherries, vanilla, apricots, oranges, brown sugar, raspberries soaked in brandy. The smell has a very sharp sweet, but is not heavy. Very nice for a barley wine.
T - Follows the nose. Toasted caramel malt, salty wood, toffee, cooked cherries, caramelized brown sugar, orange/grapefruit hop bitterness round out the sweetness.
M - Full bodied. Perfect carbonation. Smooth and creamy
It taste like an cherry dipped in caramel from an oak barrel with oranges in it. Very nice take on the style. The brandy casks adds wonderful flavor and the oak blends in without overpowering.
Serving type: bottle
NeoHippie2 (627) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper/amber into the glass with a white head. Aromas of oak, with a nice hops presence too. Lots of floral and citrus hop notes on the palate. Just a touch of bitterness to let you know it isnít for babies. A good sipper.
TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ PW, 2010 keg. Cloudy burnt orange pour with a short, persistent white head leaving heavy lace. Nose is medium-roast malt, dark fruits and some wet-dog oak. Heavy body with moderate, fine carbonation. Dates, citrus hops, raisins, figs. Finish is more balanced, with the oak creeping in and adding umami. ABV is nicely concealed, as happens with aged BWs. Would love to try this fresh and more hoppy, but I reckon thatís not on. Another great beer from LH, who seem to do American versions of British styles very well.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle thanks to my secret Santa. Pours a translucent copper with a thick white head of foam and good retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet with just a touch of wood and vanilla. Taste is sweet and woody. Best left hand beer Iíve had to date.