trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Latona pub in Seattle. Pours a clear orange color with a medium off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, resin and dark fruit. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a good hop bite. Mouthfeel is oily and slightly chewy with good carbonation and a dry finish. I really liked this version. It was the last of the 3 I tried Which I’m glad I did because it was the most hop forward. I don’t know how this got such mediocre reviews. I thought it was great.
fletchfighters (1041) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 corked and caged
Clear orange amber color, off white head that falls to a thick collar. Some spotty lacing.
Nose is soft orange cake, golden syrup and soft citrus. Some soft booze as well.
Taste is orange citrus, pine, golden syrup, sponge cake, and toffee. Booze is there but soft and reserved. Slightly sweet and sticky and quite resinous. Light carbonation but prickly enough to lift this. Reasonable but rather have old stock
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. Medium amber to reddish pour with a short-lived but boisterous cream colored head. Not much in the way of lacing though Nice clarity. The aroma is a wonderful mish-mosh of rich caramel and barley malt characters. No booze for 10% ABV although maybe I have just better developed my palate. I think someone who has never had a barleywine before might disagree. Medium to full mouthfeel. Yeasty. I have to say that the taste was mellower than I ever expected from a 10% ABV barleywine. It had a nice rich, sweet barley and caramel malt quality with a lingering bitterness but did not taste boozy in he least. A barleywine that makes one stand up to notice but still not the best in its class.
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy copper color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and bread dough. Sweet caramel flavor with some pine and dough. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.
OldGrowth (2624) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Brewery taphouse. Good aroma. Sweet malty. Fruity. Apricot peach. Clove. Tad hazed golden orange color. Sweet flavor. Medium body creamy oily mouthfeel sweet dry finish. Nice good yeasty on the finish. Flavor real good too. Nice somewhat liter barley wine.
UDBeernut (1627) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours translucent burnt sienna. Yeah, whipping out my box of crayolla crayons on this one, minimal head. Toffee and nutty nose. Taste is sweet malt, more caramel, toffee. Big full chewy body. Mild booze burn on finish. This is an old school barley wine. Like pre TI-82 calculator old school.
blklab2007 (1941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged bottle poured a light orange amber color with a coating of tan head. Aroma has malt, caramel sweetness, aged hops, and a touch of fruit. Mouth feel is average and the carbonation on the low side. Flavor again has a nicely malted core, resinous hops, wet herbs, caramel, and mild heat.
OscarFalls (39) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow this is a great beer. Smooth flavor and easy drinking, I like this beer after a hard day of working on the lake with my family and friends.
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TheEpeeist (3297) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle. Hazy amber with off-white froth. Nose is caramel, faint grass, applesauce and plum. Oily medium body with a soft tingle. Taste is grassy caramel, aluminum and apple; a bit washed out.
ansermadide (1514) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-yellow in color, this ale smells almost nothing like a barleywine. Nearly no caramelized malts are apparent. Hops and alcohol really dominate this beer, and the flavor is really controlled by the hop and alcohol content, with a touch of fermented grain. It’s really nice… different for the style, and does a great job of showcasing barley - especially for a barley wine. Why hide a barleywine behind roasted or caramelized malts? Let it shine! Great job, satisfying, and hoppy. There’s a touch of green hop bitterness in the finish that really tops the cake. I wish I had another bottle of this.
Chuckaduck (628) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 4/14/14. Pours translucent gold-amber with a fluffy, but fast fading off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, vanilla, grassy, citrus, caramel, touch of alcohol and a hint of leather. Taste is surprisingly dry; earthy, dry dark fruits, biscuit, leather, lemon rind, caramel, warming; finish is long on fruit rind and some resin. Spotty lacing throughout. Medium carbonation. Full, coating mouthfeel. A bit short in the malt department but not unenjoyable.