Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown with light foam. Not much aroma. Sort of sweet caramel. Roasty malt and caramel flavors. Noticeable alcohol throughout. Slightly medicinal finish. Not recommended.
hayduke (4457) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sent to me by Sfrykzone in a trade. Thanks, Dave. Pours dark amber with a tan head. Nose of ripe fruit including raisins. Medium plus body. Flavor is rich and shows some of the dark ripe fruit and some citrus. The finish shows alcohol Very nice.
chinchill (3876) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle served in a goblet.
Pours clear, dark red-brown with lovely highlights. The bone-colored head is decent in size but reduces quickly; at least this allows the fine but relatively mild aroma to shine. The flavor is also on the mild side for style; the positive side of this is that the ale is mellow and easy sipping for something over 10% ABV.
Mouthfeel: very smooth, medium-full body with light carbonation.
Strykzone (6211) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber brown and opaque. A one finger tan head is fizzy at first and then falls slowly. Smells like a barley wine with rich dark fruit. Raisins. Big malts that are toasty. This has those flavors along with some floral notes. An alcohol burn. Complex fruit has some citrus along with the darker varieties. Caramel.
wxman (1700) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark garnet with a full light tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and tobacco. Taste is caramel malt, molasses, dark fruit, chewing tobacco and a bit of alcohol.
beeratarian (204) - 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 (3603) - Wentzville, 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 (634) - 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. It’s 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 (3380) - 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 (3848) - 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 it’s going in the right direction.