mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown with a cream head. Nose is rich malts, wood, toffee, sweet, light fruit. Chewy palate, alcohol, sweet fruit, caramel and toffee.
LuckyDog (554) - - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t usually like barley wines, but this was write good. A little sweet, but very drinkable.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
same label, but this batch was 9.6%. nice to have a flavorful, robusy barleywine that’s not 11-15%. well balanced abd excellent all around. a little earthy malt with a healthy dose of toffee and caramel. floral hops and pleasantly bittersweet in the finish. Well done."
kassner (1392) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
finally opened a bottle from Perfect pour. brown cloudy full of malt and caramel, really nice.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jay. Pours dark/medium brown with tan foam. Smells rich and sweet of caramel, molasses, and a touch of anise. Tastes initially very different from the nose, very bitter and not terribly sweet, but as you wait, or introduce air, the sweetness comes through with raison, molasses and dark caremel.
nearbeer (3969) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. Hazy copper brown with a lasting film of cream. Nose is earthy toast, walnut, cocoa and caramel. Taste is caramel, chocolate, earthy oak, citrus and whiskey. Medium-heavy body is to the sweet side, shows a bit of warmth and has a medium-high carbonation that fits the brew. A bit boozy, but not overly so.
bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Timfoolery. Pours dark brown with an orange tan head. Aroma is heavy brown sugar with some distinctive med dark fruit. Near full bodied. Flavor is sort of woody, treacle with hints of fig and raisin. Pretty tasty.
marcus (7085) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange brown with a transient tan head and a chocolate and whiskey aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with a warm alcohol trail. Goes well with bleu cheese.
oRos (1272) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours brown with tan head. Dark fruit aroma with heavy malt. Taste some booze. Dark fruits. raisins. Roasted malts. Some wood
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle at home. Pours fairly clear tawny to brown with a small, large bubbled, frothy tan head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel, nutty and toast malt, vanilla, rum, light coconut, prunes and figs with peppery alcohol and spicy, earthy hops. Flavor is caramel and nutty malt forward, toast malt notes, dark candied fruits, light earthy and spicy hops, peppery alcohol, medium hop bitterness, balanced toward sweet malt, clean, and a sweet yet drying finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and light alcohol warming.