olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle I picked up at the beer temple. pours a dark brown with a small off white head. nice whiskey oak with a sweet caramel taste
dinkle50 (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single finger foamy head, super cloudy pour with hints of orange in the color. Aroma of caramel and some burnt sugar. A wine like chardonnay thing is going on in the aroma too, which is likely the barrel. Taste has some whiskey notes and toffee. Medium bodied. Some rosy alcohol notes as well. Warming in the mouth, slight burn as well. Finishes dry.
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
wwow this is enjoyable. This isn’t a sugar bomb, its sweet less, but enjoyable with a balance of wine flavors, and some roasty dryness. Very impressive.
baraciisch (2823) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany pour... Aroma of caramel malts, whiskey, smoke, tobacco... Flavor is rich in toffee and caramel malts, plum, fig, tobacco with whiskey on palate... Not much bitterness, great beer
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CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml Bottle. Deep amber colored appearance with a sudsy layer of beige foam. Strong notes of tart fruit, toasted oak, toffee and wheat malt in the nose. Flavor starts out with brown sugar, whiskey and dark fruits upfront along with some vanilla, black cherry and caramelized sugars toward the end. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and an oaky, caramel malted finish. Overall, a unique Belgian style BA Barley Wine.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Coles Barleywine Contest 2015, pretty good, not too much BW notes but tasty. Almost a brett like flavor, fruity floral with some whiskey barrel aging notes. nice
lukemcg (8) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much more malty than barley wines I'm accustomed to. High abv not evident. Rich caramel color and aroma
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich copper color with beige head. Aroma is bread, some whiskey and a touch of candied figs. The mouthfeel is a little thin for this style of beer. I usually like a bit more legs on a BA barleywine. Some sweetness. Balanced. the booze is well hidden.
Ferris (12410) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet vinous and plum notes. Clear dark copper with a thin white head. Sweet plum, light booze, caramel and light hoppy notes. Definitely American style, sweet and hoppy.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin white head atop a clouded brown body. Nose of leather and whiskey. Flavour of whiskey cask and vanilla with undertones sweet malt. Good.