UDBeernut (870) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Dutch poured into a oversized wine glass. Nice tan amber hue capped by a nice tan head. Head has fair retention that reduces to light lacing. Nose is warm with caramel, slight yeasty bread. Taste is a strong punch of caramel, cloying sweetness. Light grass and flower, tad of dull earth. Full bodies this is defiantly a sipper. Much better than I expected, not that I am the barley wine expert.
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OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A - Pours a copper brown with a light tan head that sinks into a thin cap of micro bubbles.
S - Heavily roasted toffee, sorghum, brown bread, a mix of dark fruit, raisins, prunes, coffee grinds, alcohol, heavy minerals.
T - Scorched brown sugar, molasses, fusel alcohol, prune juice, some bitter hops, rough mineral finish.
M - Medium body, slick, boozy.
The burnt sugar mixed with hot alcohol creates an unpleasant astringency. This is a miss for me.
Serving type: bottle
Gription79 (1579) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There are some sweet alcohol notes, caramel, toffee, apricot, some hot alcohol. A big malty beer, the alcohol is not out of place. This may be the best beer I have had from this brewery.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Mar for sharing this bottle. Red-orange with a white head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is brown sugar, toffee and dark fruit. I also get some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (1687) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very cloudy/murky...medium brown-orange with a thin soapy cap.
Aroma Is caramel, dark fruit, a little diacetyl tomato/bloody mary-ness.
Taste is spicy, peppered, raisin and dark, sweet fruit.
Increasing pepper and spice.
Really a nice sipper.
Even better as it warms.
BarleyPapa (1) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: medium amber with minimal carbonation
Aroma: slightly sweet
Taste: cherry, raisin, alcohol
Mouth feel: sharp and tingly
Overall: very good 11% ABV barley wine ale
Source: 12 oz bottle from MDL
AxlLives (230) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle- pours clear ruby with minimal white head, mostly diminishing. Roasty dough notes, with vanilla, esters and cereal grain. Bit of plum. Taste is of the same ilk, nice and malty, good complex flavors. Touch of hop dryness at the finish. Lighter bodied. Bit of a burn. I like barley wines, so not quite sure bout the discrimination here against Mendocino.
DrSilverworm (2719) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Half hazy darker red/orange/amber color. Thin khaki head. Fades to a minimal ring around the edge. Doesn’t leave any lace. Medium to bigger body. Moderate carbonation, kind of a blunt texture. Sticky texture, too. Big caramel malts, musty old hop smell. Some dark fruit. Sherry. Wet Cardboard. Boiled nuts. Very sweet, somewhat cloying. Not an enjoyable example of the style. Was a challenge to get through.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell. Clear reddish copper pour with a thick beige head. Grainy malt aroma with caramel, light fruit and some alcohol. Malty and caramelly flavor with light fruit, graininess and grassy hops before a slightly boozy finish.
Michbeerlover (101) - - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My second ever barley wine. FFF Behemoth was my first, which I loved...This one pours a cloudy orange brown with no head. Kind of a sweet fruit, sort of orange peel aroma, maybe even iced tea. Taste of sweet caramelized iced tea. Don't know if I would buy again, but would not turn one down either. Alcohol is well hidden for 11%.
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BVery (4251) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Amp 150. Reddish amber pour with a rocky white head. Sweet malt and hints of wine in the aroma. Taste is sticky sweet, some hops, and somewhat malty. Decent.