JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into red wine glass. I myself have had this bottle for 4-5 months, not sure how long it sat on the shelf before that.
Pours a nice reddish-copper, fairly clear, with a thin, soapy layer of bubbles and a smattering of lace.
Nose is toasty, rich with notes of caramel and toffee, even cocoa, a dark fruitiness, and a light but sharp piney hop note. Very enticing.
Flavor is again loaded down with rich notes of caramel and toffee, lightly toasty, a bit of cocoa, dark fruits and light citrus, with a rich, piney hop note overlaying the malt body. Hop bitterness is biggest towards the middle of the palate, and on the long, lightly bitter finish, which carries with it echoes of the big malt sweetness, alongside a bit of alcohol warmth and a bit of prickly hops as well.
Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, full bodied and maybe a bit syrupy. Quite drinkable, though - the alcohol is tucked away enough to not be a hindrance, while still allowing a bit of spicy warmth to poke through.
Had this one with some stilton and fig-cinnamon chutney on sourdough. Delicious once it warmed up.
jkwood04 (4645) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a wine glass at Split thy Skull. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee malts, some light hops, and light bitterness. Flavor sort of watery. Lighter texture than others. Not the best barley wine.
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a brown sugar and light coffee aroma and opaque dark brown color. The flavor has lots of sugar and hints of whiskey.
wxman (1547) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Vinous aroma. Taste is smokey dark roasted malt, dried dark fruit, molasses and a bit of whiskey and hop bitterness. Lots of warmth after the swallow. Strong and assertive, but really good.
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 11-02-2013 (Bottle) The appearance is a small smooth beige head with a short retention, transparent amber body, extremely fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, pine hops, grassy, and alcohol. The flavor is moderately bitter, pine hops, caramel malt, sweet, and the ABV makes an appearance. The mouthfeel has an alcohol burn on the first taste then is a bit thick and chewy. This beer is medium-full bodied. A sipping beer for sure. It has a very enjoyable flavor and is worth trying. It is a barley wine I would drink again.
miquelcrush (1739) - Granollers, SPAIN - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cervesa bastant dolça però amb un petit toc llupolitzat que la fa molt interessant.
Cerveza bastante dulce pero con un pequeño toque lupulizado que la hace muy interesante.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a nice ruby copper color with a pretty off-white head. Aroma was lots of toffee, sweet boozy malts. Bitter hops present, which provides some nice counterbalance to the boozy malt character. Flavor was nice, boozy crystal malts. Good light resin, floral hop character. Went down way too easy for 10%.
Stoned99 (476) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Vice Versa shared with JF.Aroma : malty a lot, cereals (barley), App : clear copper with red tint with minimal head. Taste and palate : full body, medium high sweetness, finish is really malty and sweet. Overall : don?t think I?ll buy again. Too malty. Too sugary and quite unpleasant aroma.
StevieT (959) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours murky brown, minimal head, malty biscuit aroma, smooth, warming on the palate with some hop punch. Great stuff.
slowrunner77 (6920) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"another big sweet beer from Moylan’s. A little on the maltier side, with a thick, soft mouthfeel, this is a good after dinner sipper. Ages well, and it’s very nice on tap."
northropfrye (2600) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice barley wine. Reddish body. Nice sweet malty aroma. Kind of a hoppy element to this considering it's a barley wine. Nice.