durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by my buddy Nate. Poured into a paper Sesame Street party cup whilevwatchingbour kids at the park. Deep toffee pour with a yellowish beige head. Nose of vanilla, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, oak. Smells sweet and indeed it is. Taste is a bit cloying. Full palate.
jzzbassman (1419) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin ivory head. Smells like candied fruit, oak, vanilla, and bread. As it warms dark and dried fruit flavors emerge, full bodied and sweet, nice barleywine.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, brown sugar, vanilla, and booze. Flavor is much of the same with some woody notes and a bit of a bitter finish.
strattonspeaks (92) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark, murky ruby with small, khaki topper. Heavy sweet malt aroma with hints of bread and alcohol. Notes of caramel and stone fruit atop a thick malt backbone. Well masked alcohol, yet warm. Rich and slick, soft carbonation. Lovely Motherís offering.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sweet, solid barleywine. Reddish brown, thickish head, with an alcoholic punch. Toffee, brown sugar, and caramel.
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shorty 12 oz bottle pours hazy brown-red. Quite the sweet barley wine. Aroma throws some nail polish, red apple, and green apple. If I didnít know any better, Iíd say this was a dubbel.
ajnepple (1118) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Golden amber appearance with a beige head. Oak, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, alcohol, chocolate, brown sugar. Fairly sweet with a light bitterness and a medium to full body.
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours hazy golden with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, wood, milk chocolate, fudge, molasses and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (1813) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear amber beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is boozy, woody, caramel, some vanilla. Flavour is very complex, woody, vanilla, bourbon, booze, oak. Lots of things going on here. Medium long, sweet finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Very nice.
csaso (1142) - Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - not much head at all, dark copper/amber color, sweet malt/oak/alcohol aroma and flavor, dark sugary fruit notes as well, definitely a sipping beer but good
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour, off white head. As others have noted this one has a nice sherry flavor, some brown sugar, caramel, light breadiness. A hint of candy sugar as well.