bytemesis (3146) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy ruby hazel color, medium creamy tan-orange head that dissipates slowly leaving really nice lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, toffee, pumpernickel, some dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet with light plus bitterness, some pine notes balancing a lot of caramel, toffee, raisin and dark bread. A bit hot. Medium body with some creaminess. Pretty solid.
vtafro (3399) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Dark malty, sweet and fruit flavors. Aromas are dark and sweet. Very sweet barley wine, no real hop presence, which is what I prefer.
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Falling Rock. Malty nose of caramel and fruit. Head smooth and silky. Tastes plummy with hints of caramel and dark malt. Alcohol is evident yet nice and smooth and not overpowering. Love it.
Ferris (4125) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Chocolate, mint and spice. Jet mahogany with a rich beige. Sweet vinous, cherry, chocolate and minty spice. Very much Christmas.
HellesBunny666 (185) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark fruit, raisins, sugar, caramel. Very boozy feeling with a thick body. Figs, roasted nuts, dried fruit.
Emeister84 (985) - 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 (523) - - 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 (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (8391) - , 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 (327) - 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.