portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Pours a dark mahogany murky thin khaki soapy head that settles to a wispy film and sudsy collar. Aroma is sweet burnt caramel malt soft faded wood and leather. Taste is faded brunt caramel oak English malt with lingering wood chips.... Possible oxidation. Whiskey oak wood very mild and hidden, aroma is still nice as well as taste, but showing the 4 years.
FlandersNed (393) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Cloudy ruddy brown hue. Musty old malt/dried fruit nose. Caramel & aged stone fruit flavor w/oxidization hints. Full bodied, medium- carbonation.
koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. 22 oz bottle, 2011 vintage. The pour is a nice dark ruby with a thinner light tan head ans minimal lacing. The aroma is really big on dark fruits. Specifically raisins and figs. There is also a strong roasted maltiness, caramel, and toffee. There is a surprising amount of booze on the back end. The flavor is a little boozy up front. The dark fruits and malt really move through the back end. The mouth feel is thick and viscous, and perfectly carbonated. The aftertaste is lingeringly boozy with great fruit and toffee traces.
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: caramel, alcohol, toffee, grain malts. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets expand, caramel, molasses, sugars, alcohol, full body, flat carbonation. Overall: excellent Barley Wine, great aroma and taste. Bottle from the brewery, Anchorage.
DocLock (9856) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared 2013 vintage at Craft. Hazy copper pour with off-white head. Nose was caramel malt, hops, oaky bourbon, molasses, Tastes caramel malty rich on the tongue, with spare hops, oak, bourbon, and a dense, complex finish.
Blairgus (4097) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30 may 2015, bottle. Amber and a tad hazy. Nose is sweet, malty, boozy, just like a barley wine should smell. Ned body and moderately fizzy. Sweet, brown sugar malt. Nice.
beertholomeus (1681) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber color with a white head. Oak, alcohol, caramel, chocolate, toffee, hop and toast aroma and flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Alcohol, caramel and hop finish. 2011
mstrcrwly (949) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into a tulip glass..chestnut color with fluffy off white head..aroma of booze,caramel,toffee,molasses..surprisingly smooth,not overly boozy for a 13%’er..excellent.
jkwalking05 (4572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Deep Amber with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of booze, toffee, caramel, oak, vanilla, toast, some leather, buttery pie crust. Taste is of oak, vanilla, toffee cake, raisin, booze, caramel, and oatmeal cookies.
travita (4823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The look is reddish to brown in color, beige colored head, and clear. The smell is boozy, fruit, toffee, caramel, wood, bourbon, and awesome. The taste is complex, alcohol, fruit, brown sugar, caramel, wood, and great.