marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a fruit and treacle aroma. There is a sweet grape and dark molasses flavor with a sticky finish.
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Extremely complex brew right here, pronounced hoppiness, deep vinous fruitiness, vanilla, oak, noticeable barrel presence, as well as some slgiht roast.
hackobock (2120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub 061713. Dark amber with a small white head. Aroma has sweet grapes, dried fruit, caramel, light roasted notes. Taste is sweet with a light bitterness and light alcohol. Easy drinkable for the alcohol strength.
alliance100 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hopcat GR - 2013 vintage- pours a nice copper color . Strong barrel aroma , hints of white grape . Taste is of a typical barley wine , oaky slight fruit presence . Not bad .
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Meilby (9000) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Napa Smith Brewpub, Napa, CA
Pours clear deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, dried fruity and warm finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, fruity, solid malt profile. My only issue with napa smith has been they’re usually a little too slick and simple. This, while not a favorite barleywine, was rich and tasty and a bit more complex than I’m used to from them."
yngwie (14937) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. A clear one, amber in color and with a dense off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of hops, very fruity, some caramel notes blending in. Full bodied and soft, not much warmth from the 10% ABV. Caramel maltyness and a nice bitterness in the flavor, sort of subtle actually. I think it lacks on bitterness all the way, but overall it’s a fine brew. 130807
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Tap room. Very tasty and complex in nose and taste. Cherries, plums and candy sugar. Not sure how else to explain? A must try. ABV very well hidden.
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Geokkjer (6401) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On radio at the brewery. Pours amber with an off white head. Atoms of malt, caramel, apples, alcohol and toasted grains. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, malt , fruitiness and red apples. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
daknole (10163) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour, tan head. Flavors of brown sugar, toothpicks, booze, coffee notes, dark dried fruit, toffee.