5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Bit of a slightly rough and thin Barley Wine. Not rich or overly malty, nor overly hoppy. Has a bready aspect, rye, some pithy bitterness. Does hide the 10% ABV well. A little rough, witih a very faint cough syrup like sweetness. Could be a little smoother, but its not green or young. Moderate example that could use a little work. Thanks Bob!
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Dark mahogany pour with a coppery luster. Aroma is sweet and malty, with vinous traits. Very sweet, sticky palate, lots of caramel and dark fruits, spicy and vinous nuances, but really just very sweet. Glad I had Parksy and Grippits for this one, as there’s no way I could finish this bottle by myself.
edgallow (2848) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, spice and pine. Taste is spicy , malts and some nice hops.
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MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Everything about this delicious barleywine seems just right. Lots of complexity and darkness along with an extra alcohol boost. You’d be well served to have one of these.
mmmbeer (1328) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a mildly transparent when held to a light source slightly darkened brown with shades of darkened tan and maroon. Extremely thin white ring around the top of the vessel for a head, aroma of caramel, rye, and toffee- with booze all around it. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt is extremely sweet even for the style, some hops and tannin in the middle, finish is just mildly spicy and hot. Not shabby.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, 4pk. Deep mahogany, clear pour. No head. Sticky glass, oily pour. Aromatics of fusel, very alcoholic nose, smells of wort. Very strong, it’s a sipper! Peppery tingle on the tongue in the finish. Sticky mouthfeel, very sweet flavor. Sugary flavor, honey-like, but not mead. Tastes like under-fermented wort. Overall, this beer is more of a Dopplebock or even an Eisbock made of rye, than anything else. . It’s just too sweet. Tastes like hopped peppery honey. (3937)
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear auburn with a thin head that quickly melts away. Caramel, rye bread and fruit aroma. Complex taste includes caramel, chocolate, rye, toast, dark fruit and more.
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid market wine. Sweet and a bit sour smelling. Bubblegum and dark fries. I liked this.
northropfrye (2777) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this. Unique sweet rye with a well masked abv thigh maybe abut subdued compared to a barley wine.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a big, hoppy barleywine for sure. The aroma was bready and hoppy, with a hint of caramel malts. It tasted sweet and malty as well, with a sugared-orange twang lingering down to a rye, malty finish. Not too complex, but rather a beer for beginners to "get you there".