guzzler67 (1491) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque amber/orange appearance with a large, off white head that left a thin layer of lacing. An untypical barlywine aroma; herbal hops. earthy, slightly medicinal, with hints of leather. Taste was decent but not overly complex. Some sweetness from the caramel malts, followed by some fruitiness, before turning drier, hoppier and more bitter. Smooth, full-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Alcohol more noticable in the lingering aftertaste.
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Vintage, Pours dark copper to muddy brown in color and quite cloudy. Sweet malt aromas of caramel, white grapes, prunes and over ripe berries. Tastes of sweet maltiness with a warm alcohol kick. Mouthfeel is thinner than I expected and I cannot discern any hop flavors, both probably due to age. A nicely aged barley wine that I would definitely hope to try fresh as well.
tomthompson89 (1897) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
amber color not much foam, nose is sweet almost bublegum, citrus caremel . Flavor is hoppy but still good malts on the backbone good mouthfeel, smooth mouthfeel. really nice beer
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice ruby color with a thick off white head. Strong malty and hop aroma. flavor has caramel, hops, banana, clove, and a bit of sweet fruit. Finishes mildly bitter, no hint of the abv. Nice!
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, though I would not say that this stands out among barley wines. There was certainly the deep color and flavor with a lightly alcoholic aroma.
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this in a growler from the brewery, and bottled. Poured a dark orang-amber with moderate head. Smelled sweet and had a weak alcoholic aroma mixed in with the malts and some hints of fruit. Medium-bodied, and tasted of malts, very smooth and went down warm, but not too much alcohol taste. I had this beer over the summer, but I think it would be best enjoyed during the winter months.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz @Tampa Weekly Gathering-that I brought-pours a retaining tan head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, herbal. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, spice/herbal hops bite.
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very hoppy Barleywine that is balanced by equally bitter taste. Very good and would recommend this to any Barleywine drinkers.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 Nice clear ruby red with a medium off-white head. Aroma of piney, citrusy hops and dark fruits. Whoa, very hoppy. Flavor has notes of pine, resin, grapefruit, toasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and ends with a touch of pepper. Very nicely balanced; not too sweet and has plenty of hop bitterness which lingers on the palate. Medium body, smooth texture and lively carbonation. Not as thick and syrupy as other barleywines but not light either. Not much lacing or head retention. Overall, really nice stuff.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malty amber fluid. Nice english style barley wine. Subdued hops ride along quite nicely with the malt. It as a malty fruitiness that is not all that defineable. Not overly dark/raisiny/plum like nor is it citrusy/grapefruit like, just nicely in the middle. No oxidation notes. The alcohol blends itself in well although it seems to be creeping up fast.