bu11zeye (11280) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz. bottle, courtesy of thickfreakness) Pours a hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, light florals, cherry, tangerine, and mustiness. Flavor of caramel malt, hops (citrus, pineapple, grass), and light pepper.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Just what i was expecting an over hopped barley wine. Pours an amber body with a thin lacing. Viscous with a lot of dark fruity esters, sugar cane, fructose, and caramel malt. The huge hop finish ruined it for me.
Rosebud butternuts (2383) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to thickfreakness. poured a deep amber. aroma of dark fruits and malt. flavor is caramel malt, some spice, and alcohol. a good solid barley wine. my taste for barley wines is still growing.
craftycarl21 (2029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy dark copper with decent head and lacing. Aroma starts with a kick of grapefruit, then finishes with notes of cane sugar and alcohol. Flavor is strangely hoppy for a barleywine, bitterness sticks to the tongue. Not bad, just not what I would expect from the style. Still a decent brew.
cbkschubert (2873) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle I bought in Buffalo this Summer - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off white head. No visible carbonation bubbles. The head lasts and leaves light lacing on the way down. Aroma is esters, doughy malt, and light florals. Flavor still has some hop bite to it. Also has esters, malt, and a touch of alcohol in the flavor. The alcohol lingers a tad on the palate. Medium to full body. A nice BW.
blutt59 (5714) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to thickfreakness, walnut colored pour with small head, whiskey and fruit aroma, flavors of peat, caramel, hops and evergreens
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to thickfreakness. Pours an off-white heead and a dark amber body. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, alcohol and dark fruits. Taste is brown sugar and hop bitterness. Light bubbles, Syrupy mouthfeel.
ilovedarkbeer (2000) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to thickfreakness. Pours a reddish orange color with a small white head. Nose: cool ranch doritos, sweat, pine, citrus hops. taste is corny, dry, and kind of sweet. Hard to describe.
mar (4246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to thickfreakness. light amber pour with no head. hops and syrup on the nose. great thickness with a nice hop flavor and a smooth hop finish.
EithCubes (4233) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My 1850th entry, a seven-buck bomber from Capone’s. Mild gusher despite the long refrigeration and lack of movement. Room-filling, huge pine nose balanced by huge caramel malt. Deeply hazy amber-copper pour with a solid, Duvel-like beige head. Chewy, earthy malt, big sting but on the whole the alcohol is well-embedded. A little fusel-y, though. Full body very warming, a bit muddled in the hop registers (no citrus?), laces well. Bunch of undigested sugar. A decent, not great, BW, probably better for a quick buzz than lengthy enjoyment.