DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Parksy. Very hazy deep golden amber with a medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma, some milk chocolate notes, but mostly English toffee. Sweet chewy malty palate, bread crusts and sponge toffee, some milk chocolate. Finish is a bit hot, even after 2 years in the cellar. Quite nice.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Kurt’s Blarneywine tasting on 3/16/13. Pours clear amber to copper with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with some caramel. Malty and caramelly flavor with an orange character and hop in the finish.
IrishBoy (3752) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Letspour.com. Nose is black raisins and some toffee. Clear cherrywood brown with a small beige head. Flavor is slightly bitter, contastingly sweet, and some dark fruit notes.
cstuartj (925) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice cameral color, weak head, ok nose, malts, some dark fruit. Hopy attack, sweetness, slow thin finish. Okay, not great.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop copper body flecked by yeasties. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, bread, some butterscotch, light apricot. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some alcohol, light raisin. Sticky full body, some resin, acidity.
TheEpeeist (3177) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Foggy brown with a lacy off-white head. Rouses with a swirl. Nose is cherry caramel, orange peel and grass. Slick medium body; resiny with soft carb pricks. Taste is lime honey, orange peel and grapefruit pith. I like the progression from sweet to bitter citrus but not what i look for in a barleywine. Good for a hoppy one.
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by sloth: Flat brown in color, small head. Funky aroma of medicine and some sweet malts... Taste pretty much the same..... Funky medicinal taste, sweet candy malt... ugh.... Alcohol noticable. Hot....Medium body, kind of sticky. Overall: Drinkable but not very good. Maybe this was just a bad bottle? Thanks bert for sharing!
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin tan head thats short lived. little lace. Clear, amber brown color. nose of lightly sweet malts, lil bread, lil boozy, lil funk and not the good kind either, somewhat medicinal. Body is med/full, lightly oily, lightly astringent, lil chewy. Lightly sweet malts, caramel, grain and some phenols. alcohol is slightly biting and some dark fruits in the midst. Slightly funky finish seems dry and malty. Astringent.As a great man once said " somethin aint right. Dont know what it is,,,, but somethin aint right" Bomber from statelineliquors.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black waxed, 22oz bottle. Poured a deeper amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, dark fruits, some citrus, and toffee. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, toffee, and vanilla. Some alcohol in the finish. Sweeter but not cloying.
manuchampions (1227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from Bottlworks in Seattle. Pours a lovely reddish brown with creamy tan head that eventually vanished. Aroma is butterscotch, figs, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla. Slightly boozy on the nose but it’s very young. Taste is chewy with fruitcake notes, more toffee and butterscotch, layered caramel malt that is not too sweet. Am I crazy, is there a banana note in there as well? Finish is hot with alcohol but not too overpowering, just lacking in the restraint some aging would offer. Nice bitterness as it fades. Really solid for style and certainly one that shows great potential for cellaring.