tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ SF. Murky brown with sudsy head. Smells kind of musty, boozy, and grapey. Also kind of tastes like corked wine. Sweet after taste.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a lightly hazy dark ruby with a small bit of white head. Aroma is kinda boozy. Dark fermented fruit, caramel, bread and a little oaky bourbon. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Lots of warming alcohol with dark fruit, caramel, bourbon oak and a little hop bitterness. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I wish I would have had this when it was a little colder outside, because it is definitely warming me up.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to Dad for this but unfortunately this one was a miss. Over the top in a bad way. Very complex though like drinking a dried fruit/hop/roasted barley malt ball. Didnít work for me at all. Didnít pick up any wheat. Serving: Bottle
obguthr (3374) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich grain and caramel aroma, grapenuts, and peanuts. Cloudy ochre, thin head. Much more grainy and drier on the palate. Slightly boozy and watery. Certainly a more malt forward barleywine with no wheat character and not terribly well done.
MadIndian (2265) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I havenít cuddled up with a barley wine in a while, and this one did not dissapoint.
A very nice dark fruit, sweet malt and aroma. The taste was very similar , but it had a nice bourbon effect happening.
superspak (2108) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle code so this is probably over a year old. Pours hazy brick red color with a small light khaki head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, raisin, toasted malt, biscuit, vanilla, wood, light citrus, light fruits, and some spiciness. Very nice aromas with good complexity going on. Taste of big caramel, molasses, raisin, toffee, vanilla, wood, toasted malt, bread, herbal spices, and light wheat. Not much bitterness; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, light fruits, wood, and spiciness on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a huge creamy and slick mouthfeel, that drinks super smoothly for being over 11%. Alcohol is extremely well hidden; I am really not noticing much at all on the finish. This was not the flavor profile I was expecting out of a wheatwine, but this is an outstanding brew. Big creamy and lush body; with a very dessert-like flavor profile; without being cloyingly sweet. I would have this again for sure.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber/brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma has bourbon and vanilla, a bit of candied fruit, caramel. Flavor has lots of bourbon...almost a bourbony burn...some oaky vanilla notes, a hint of brown sugar...boozy. mouthfeel is on the heavier side and the finish is dry, slightly hoppy/bourbony, and warming.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first wheatwine unless we count one I made and this definitely had a sweet wheaty base with a oak-like tinge even though this wasnít the oak version. Texture seemed a bit flat like iíd find in an old ale but plenty of flavors which made this a good one.
dpjuart (1033) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours headless brown with red hues, rimming brown head. Vanilla and caramel, oaked, brown sugar. Sweet caramel and brown sugar, banana, chocolate and apple, mild alcohol. Drinkable. Solid.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle... medium amber a bit watery, light tan head... the aroma is weak, a light caramel but not much going on... tastes ok, nothing special, very forgettable