DocLock (8602) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottles from Caponeís. Pours clear deep copper toward ruby with 1-finger splotchy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, strawberry/band-aid, hops. Heavy nose. Tastes of caramel malt, pretty light on the palate and not very complex, with pretty big hops, some fruit, definite strawberry, cherry, some vanilla, and a finish that gets hot late.
beeratarian (169) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium brown with thin off white head. Aroma of toasted bread, some cherry and molasses. Flavor is smooth with some brown sugar, nice maltiness finishes with some dried cherry. Probably would age well. Alcohol is well hidden and easy to drink at 10%. Not too shabby at all for the price.
jandd1983 (3214) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of caramel, some alcohol and a touch of dark fruit. The taste was roasty with dark fruits and more caramel.
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a bottle into a tulip glass. Dark brown slight red hue. Poured heavy and got a small 1/2 inch head. Big Sweet plum aroma. Heavy flavorful beer. Sweet plum taste. Picking up hints of peat and tobacco. Itís pretty good.
DrinkinWell (389) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown. Nutty, oak on the nose. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Caramel and vanilla, sweet malts and sugar, slightly bitter aftertaste. Not a typical barleywine. Subtler flavors, not as much alcohol. Very good though.
edgallow (2889) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, fruit and brown sugar. Taste is malts, dried fruit and alcohol.
thegreenrooster (3570) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with some brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is chewy sweet molasses malt with a bit of dark fruit. Very heavy and filling. Finish is sugary and sweet with more caramel malts. Hides the 10.2% well. Not as complex as some barley wines but itís going in the right direction.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy reddish copper with a thin orange/tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is of caramel and cherries. Very creamy and full bodied on the palate. The taste is sweet caramel, light brown sugar, honey with some nuttiness. No detectable hops. The 10% ABV is evident as it warns the innards and soothes the soul. Well done, Steven Point.! A fine companion to a winterís fire with good company.
kassner (1438) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown in color, with a nice head and some lacing, Very well balance and not too alcoholic, with grapes seed and a tad sweet. On tap Whole Foods Wexford PA
Adamrandels (15) - - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Dark amber color and syrupy appearance. Not a very strong malt flavor, like I would anticipate. Boozy finish with a sticky aftertaste.
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crossovert (9593) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Twist off. Red hue, nice tan head. Smell is caramel, raisins, dark fruits, slight booze. Flavor is thinner, more hops, earthy, brownie, leather, toffee, less fruitiness. Honestly it isnít that bad. Needs a boost in mouthfeel.