RateBeer
overall
95
81
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Barleywine is a rich and heavy ale brewed to a high gravity. Massive body, mouthfeel and hoppiness.


nstal's rating

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Have you ever eaten a snowcone, and focused on using your spoon more than your straw? So that at the end of the cone, you've depleted the ice, whilst there's still a whole lot of syrup left? Apply that concept to an otherwise balanced beer....and welcome to blarney time.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3841) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Grunt fill from Albertsons. Initially thought it may have gone flat, but it’s a mild pour with a fairly heavy weight. Mahogany pour with a ring if beige head. Malt and molasses on the aroma, taste also is malt forward. A bit of a tang on the tail end, finishes sweet. Doesn’t seem overly boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4429) - BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2016
As Moylan’s Old Blarney Barleywine Style Ale, bomber bought at De Caigny. Creamy, rather thick and dense, regular, lightly lacing, pale yellowish beige head over a truly beautiful coppery vermillion red, clear beer with fierce fizz rising up through the glass, sustaining the head. Rich and sweet aroma of toffee, biscuit, dried fig, gingerbread, brown rum, bitter honey, apricot, candied orange, cookies, dried ginger powder, strawberry liqueur, candied cherry, dry earth, hints of walnut shells, fried egg, grapefruit peel, brandy, hazelnut oil, amaro, raw beetroot, dried banana. Sweetish onset, lots of dried fruit, candied orange and yellow raisin with a basic, underlying sourish balance and some faint cured meat-like umami somewhere, bittering flavors already apparent in an early stage, spritzy carbo, supple oily body, slick and a bit resinous but perhaps somewhat less vinous than expected from the style, still full and creamy though, with a notably caramelly and very nutty malt middle quickly turning toasted bitter, a bitterness further reinforced with a firm dosis of hoppiness, spicy and peppery in character with subdued grapefruity notes retronasally. This hop bitterness is long-stretched and a tad tonic water-like in the end, blending in well with the bittersweet maltiness which goes down the throat smoothly. Rum-like alcohol heat is undeniable, balancing on the brink of astringency and making the ending perhaps a tad more wry than it could and should have been, a bit reminiscent of some classic bitter liqueur. Pleasant warm bittersweetness lingers in the throat for a long time after swallowing. In all, very typical American style barleywine, lots of malt fruitiness and sweetness as well as alcohol warmth, and also lots of hop bitterness. Very enjoyable sipper, though admittedly there are still more complex and refined examples in this particular league of beers.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Great taste of caramel, butterscotch, chocolate. Long lasting flavour, not too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1686) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Pours a burnt amber color with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, floral, pine, resin, toast, biscuit, fruity hop, molasses and light booze aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Molasses, toffee and booze finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Medium high fluffy off-white head. Hazy amber body. Wineous sweet honney nuts aroma and flavor. Very hoppy. Low carbonation. Long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4500) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 24, 2016
Draft: Poured a caramel with a tan color head. Aroma is light malt. Taste was sweet sticky boozy and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3527) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Colort was a brownish amber color. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, ripe fruit, and earth/roasted. Malty, alcohol hidden. Would have liked more sweetness. Earthy and roasted

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ the brewpub during RateBeer weekend. Reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Caramel, berry candy, and burnt sugar in the nose. High boost and quite sweet. Cough syrup, caramel, toffee, and raspberries in the flavor. No thanks.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (2236) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2016
Overall: Sweet, burned toffee.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at De Klomp. Reviewed 2016-04-11.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16623) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 01/02/16. Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige cap. Nose is caramel, nutty, wooded notes, airy malt, dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises fruit cake, toffee, hazelnuts, light spice, figs. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, light boost in a sweet close. Ok regulation BW if a touch pedestrian.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 57


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50