douglas88 (7234) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle acquired in a trade. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. The aroma is nice; sweet strawberries and other fruits, rich caramel. A sweet and very dry BW; rich caramel, heat from the alcohol, dark fruits, sweet rich malts. Good.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barley Wine Style Ale--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 10.50% ABV. 45 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Thin off white lacy head. Clear dark rich ruby red fizzy color. Rich toasted toffee mild hop front. Mild sweet tangy rich toffee black cherry fig malty body. Mild hop hot EtOH spicy end. Over balanced strong, but not bad. Sampled 6/6/2009. 2 @ $6.99 Each.
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy tarnished copper with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of prune, molasses, fig, carmel, toffee and sherry. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, molasses, toffee, fig, dates and sherry with a smooth warming lingering fruity malty finish.
travita (4415) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye11. The smell is malts, caramel, hops, fruits, sweet, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, caramel, fruits, caramel, more fruits, toffee, and nice. The look is cloudy, amber in color, and has a light head.
DietPepsican (1526) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
classic amber pour from a barley wine, nice off white soapy head. Flavor is full of toffee, caramel, and just a touch of hops. Flavor follows through. Lots of nice caramel and toffee in this one. Definitely hits the english side of things, but Iím not sure how old this bottle is. A touch of veggies gets in the way of the experience, but I only noticed it at the end. Bold finish, a mild sweetness helps balance everything out without being cloying.
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel malt and spicy hops make me sneeze. second day of a surprised cold (just as the temp nears 70), in a way surprised I can smell that much, hops more assertive in the flavor, citrus mostly, still some caramel and alcohol, quickly warming. the flavors donít quite blend but no one goes too far.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, new leather, cherry, florals, toffee, and bread. Flavor of caramel malt, grass, earth, and raisins with a dry, bitter finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured amber with an off-white head. aroma was caramel, malt, and slight raisin. flavor was pretty much the same. body was heavy with low carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours medium brown with a ring of bubbles. Nose of honey, caramel, and sweet bread. Taste of toasted caramel, alcohol, raisins, rum, with a good oily slick finish, and a medium bitterness. Creamy too. Nice!
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. deep caramel malts, dried fruits, alcohol on the nose. thick on the palate with hella dried fruits, thick caramel flavor and no sign of the alcohol i picked up on the nose.