Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Raisiny and cherry aromas, some caramel, hints of roasted grain. Murky bronze with burnt orange highlights, mostly fading off-white head. Mostly dry, big dried fruit flavors, figs, somewhat herbaceous. Full bodied, thick and chewy, savory sense of strength.
zoucrew102 (616) - - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewers republic, Colorado Springs. Caramel and toffee malt aroma with notes of dark fruit and just a hint of booze. Pours dark brown with a ruby hue and a thin tan head and very little lacing. Sweet caramel malt with some toffee notes to start. Finishes dry with notes of dark fruit and some hop bitterness at the very end. Nice, well balanced barley wine.
arminjewell (6419) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, hints of pecan, nuts, slight booze into brown sugar, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of nuts, pecans, toffee, caramel, slight booze into brown sugar, finishing sweet. Pretty tasty for what it is.
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Nose and taste of fig cake, toasted caramel, toffee, pecan pie, maple, sherry, dark earthy fruits and some vanilla. Full bodied. Well balanced.
jayzz (398) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Foamy head and sugar crystal aroma with a red brown dark color. Has a sweet finish with a malty finish.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a cloudy reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, pipe tobacco and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and light sherry with a smooth dry lingering sherry finish.
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, brown sugar, oak, dark fruit. Taste is bready malt, caramel, marzipan, plums, figs, booze. Medium to full body, quite high carbonation for the style / ABV, slight alcoholic finish. Decent, but rather sweet
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD.
Nearly opaque, mahogany-red with a large, creamy, khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of toffee, booze, caramel, golden raisins, peaches, pine and raisin bread.
Taste of caramel, sweet peaches, pine, toffee, booze, orange, brown sugar, raisins and blackberries.
Very full body and medium/low carbonization.
A complex and delicious barleywine with a nice mix of sweet malt and fruity hops.
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Sarlacc83 (948) - Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Keir. Thanks!
A: Dark red bordering on brown. Very thin mocha head. Decent lacing.
N: Cherry, toffee, cocoa, caramale, maltballs with a touch of hops.
T: Chalky malt with a solid hop base. Typical of the style.
Medium heavy and a touch oily.
O: A positive rendition of the style that’s flavorful and nearly put me to bed.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, about a year old. Pours a hazy dark rust color with a thin fizzy tan head that fades almost instantly. Aroma of toffee, anise, apple, dark fruits. The taste is toffee malt, maple syrup, anise, spice, mild butter hops. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, decent balance, fairly strong heat. Hard to be disappointed when your expectations are so low, but this is decent.