Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle pours with a nice clear deep copper body that supports a mocha colored head. The aroma offers up prunes, brown sugar, raisins, molasses, figs and dates. Nice, these notes are integrated and pretty inviting. The taste is smooth with sweet malts and then figs, dates and prunes swimming in a thin pool of molasses. It stays just like this right into the finish. This is a solid smooth fruity and sweet English style barleywine.
BiiruBierBeer (173) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Boozy gross minerally smell. Copper penny and pool water taste. Not a good beer at all and definitely one of the worst barley wines I have had.
Beerman6686 (4360) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a darker orange color with an off white head. Aroma was big caramel, toast, and booze. Flavor was abundantly sweet and malty, not much complexity or balance unfortunately.
bytemesis (3201) - 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 (3462) - 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 (4339) - 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 (191) - 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 (993) - 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 (545) - - 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.