probstblueribbon (3326) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Very deep, rich copper with a thin light tan head.
Aroma: Richly malty, dark dried fruits, deep toffee/treacle/brown sugar, a bit savoury, quite fruity, alcohol is very nicely integrated, minimal hop presence.
Palate: Medium-full body with fairly full, creamy carbonation.
Flav.: Richly malty with lots of dark dried fruits, a little buttery and brothy, burnt sugar, brown sugar, so very malty, no hop flavour to speak of, really big and a bit boozy; sweet with decent bitterness and a long, sweet, malty, boozy finish.
Ooops. Didn’t mean to open such a big, boozy beer on a work night. Oh well!
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
matured bootle thank you to phaleslu for sending this my way! clear ruby red hu. bit of sherry oxidation. plums, raisins, date fruit character. moderately sweet toffee. on the sweet side, but good enough attenuation on a barley wine gold style ale. not the type of bier i typically reach for these days, but this @ drinkable for a sipes on a night cape sized pour.
solidfunk (5480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of caramelized malt and a big citrus infusion. Pours orange amber with ok head and lacing. Sweet finish. Thick and slightly syrupy consistency. Tap at pizzeria paradiso g-town.
arminjewell (8679) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big sweet orange, sugar, wheat into some caramel, toffee, slight vanilla into a slight hint of spice. Taste was a mix of spice, orange, jam into some vanilla, wheat, honey, touch of caramel, finishing sweet.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in July 2013 from a capped 750mL bottle that Adam and I picked up during a baseball trip in St. Louis. Pours clear bronze with an average tan head that leaves thin, spotty lace. The nose is toffee, caramel, some burnt toast, and a bit of light earthy hops. The flavor is toffee and caramel with the same burnt toast and hops form the nose providing bitterness, and a touch of a creamy vanilla note. The body is full with a creamy texture and carbonation, and a lightly bitter finish.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Deep caramel and strawberry jam accompany honey and candied oranges in this classic rendition of a Barley Wine.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the hazy mahogany.
-Alcohol is well hidden under the sugars.
-Wheat is not showcased at all here, most likely affecting the texture and not much else.
-Maple sugar also morphs within the honey allusions.
-This lacks complexity, but it is able to compensate through comfort creation.
Damico (2952) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber mostly unclear with a light sandy colored head. The aroma brings sweet but not resiny candy like malts, smooth in the nose. Body and flavor are smooth, sweet and lightly bitter malts interact well and there is no overpowering factor like you usually get in this style.
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich molasses, walnut, and cashew nose, some oak as well. Opaque ochre, thin yellow head. Overripe orange, marzipan, chock full of nuts. Cashew in the end. Full body, moderate carbonation. Yep, this a barleywine, but I never would have guessed it had any significant amount of wheat in it.
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear reddish amber. Sweet floweriness aroma. Sweet, almost wine taste. Another fine aperitif
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gunnfryd (12643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber with a beige head. Flavour and aroma is alcohol, malt, hop, caramel, apple. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.