slowrunner77 (9609) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"on tap at the pub. fruit forward and sherry like. a little on the sweet side, though there is just enough hops to balance. an easy drinking barleywine. not too complex, but tasty."
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-tan-dk amber. A-soft sweet dk fruit. T-sweet dk fruit-cherry, med malt-caramel, 2nd pine hops.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly clear ruby amber. Aroma of malt and a fair amount of citrus. Taste is very well balanced between malt and hops. Relatively easy drinking BW, very smooth, soft carbonation.
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours hazy deep coppery with ruby/brown edges. Nose is hot, with malt, spirits, vinous fruit, and hops. Tastes malty, spirity, with heavy vinous fruit, earthy hop notes, and gets a bit hot late.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Red’s. Poured a cloudy opaque brown color with a thin tan head. Smelled of light brown sugar and dark fruits. Full bodied and slightly sweet with moderate carbonation. Tasted of toffee, sugar plum, date, raisin, black cherry liqueur, earthy hop, and black tea. Good stuff.
anders37 (22491) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish.
omhper (22988) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy dark copper colour, no head. Minty grapefruit on rich caramal. Black currant and soap, full body with rich butterscotchy malt dried out by salty grapefruoit hops. Clean, rounded mouthfeel and long minty bitterness. Nice Foghorn style barley wine.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice barleywine, but somehow there isn’t enough malt flavor to cover up the alcohol.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Eureka. Rating #19. Dense dark brown/amber color with very little head. Rich caramelly malty aroma. Subtle flavor, a little boozy and a tad thin, but very clean and enjoyable, nice barley wine. (1891)
heemer77 (5288) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at el Bait Shop. Slightly hazy deep rusty brown with a yellowish khaki head. The nose is malty and sweet. Lots of toffe mixed with walnuts. The taste has sweet tea and amaretto. There is also some warming caramel and hints of smoke in the boozy finish. Too sweet, but a decent winter warmer.