reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle listed at 17.6%ABV pours a golden orangeish color with a small white head which leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and malts with some floral hops. Taste is a big malty sweetness with hints of fruit and a modest hop bitterness and nice alcohol burn in the finish. Nicely balanced flavors. Full bodied with light carbonation. A truly outstanding barley wine.
goatboy (12) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opened after 1.5 years of cellaring, Pour is a Cloudy, Hazy, Murky Brown with almost non-existent carbonation and no head. Aroma is sweet earthy fruit, caramel, bubble-gum & hops. Flavour is similar with lots of fruit, dates, orange, caramel, apple and hops. texture is slightly oily and defiantly full bodied. this beer has a sweet warming astringent alcohol finish and is enjoyable
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle shared by Marcus. Pours apple juice color. Aroma is acidic and the flavor is like a brandy. Very creamy and yet smooth.
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml green bottle poured a clear peach with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of alcohol, carmel, peach, orange and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, peach, white pepper and orange with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(375ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of peach, apricot, caramel, medicinal, and alcohol. Flavor of peach, alcohol, pine, grass, and citrus with a bitter finish.
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Night after Monsters. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. Floral hop and alcohol aroma. Medium mouthfeel with sweet hop and honey and alcohol burn in the finish. A very good barleywine from Mikkeller.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark green-amber with a thin off-white that sees no need to hang around for very long. Aroma is booze for days, vanilla and dark fruit. I enjoy big, boozey barleywines, so we’re off to a great start. Flavor is lots of alcohol. some bourbon, dark fruits and vanilla again. Surprisingly simple for what it’s worth, but very nice. I would definitely get this again.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: June 05, 2010
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, creamy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, fruity sweetness, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of fruityness, caramel sweetness, plenty of backing earthyness
Date: May 18, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, candy sweetness
Overall: not near the earthyness of the young bottles, much more a sweet fruity candy
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Slightly hazy straw-orange body, thin ring of off-white carbonation with light lacing. Nose of apple or pear juice, dusty and estery with clove, leafy hops, and dirty bubblegum. Hot, prickly body with lots of candi sugar, white grape, pear, and dusty, bitter cider-like apple; also leafy hops and resins and hints of rubber cement. Sharply carbonated; not heavy or cloying, but begging small sips and slow enjoyment. An exercise in restrained brutality.
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in snifter....Clear yellow pour, seriously looks like budweiser or something similar...Aroma is sweet almost candy like...Taste is sweet with some caramel and fruit but mostly alcohol and more alcohol and when I got past the alcohol really just way too sweet.