smith4498 (2980) - 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 (2590) - 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 (1591) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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 (1939) - 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 (36) - 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 (3272) - Swarthmore, 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 (1497) - 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 (624) - 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.
DialSquare (2497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Proof. Sparse note: caramel, brown sugar, nutty, sweet, slight candy. OK. 6.6
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a cloudy amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of toffee, sherry, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, sherry and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering sherry finish.