trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 2011. *Crazy* light pour for a barley wine - orange, cloudy, like a DIPA. Smells like a freshly peeled orange in a hallway that just received a fresh coat of paint. Boooozy. Flavor has citrus rind, some caramel, and plenty of booze... this is just too much.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This very bitter Barley Wine develops citrus fruit and pine within muddled honeyed malts.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy light amber.
-Aroma was rather simple, especially in the malt department.
-Alcohol offers warmth and not too much disagreement.
-The prevalent sweetness was sadly not accompanied by diverse malt flavors.
On tap at Naked City.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Naked City. Hazy dark amber. Light head. Sexy malt flavour with alcohol kick. Clean for a Barley Wine.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big sweet and hoppy nose. Lots of residual sugars, doughy sweetness, english hops. Pours hazy golden, thin bubbly head. The flavor is super hoppy and rather sweet - pale sweetness, fruity notes, big english hop bitterness and earthy peppery flavors round out the finish. Lingering sweet/hoppy. Definitely american take on barley wine not unlike old crusty. Good stuff. Drinks well/hides alcohol well.