Quevillon (2644) - Boisbriand, Quebec, - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from a bottle at the 20th Mondial de la Bière, June 1, 2013. Dark amber, no head. Light aroma of barley sugar, hints of herbs. Herbs dry taste and a little spicy, a little malted barley, dry bitterness. Strong but not the intensity of its style!
JohnnyJ (4869) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the brewery. Somewhat murky dark orange pour, with a thin off white head. Sweet sugary, caramel, rotting fruit, and harsh bitterness. No thanks.
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park
8/15/2011: Port Townsend Barleywine... Malty and rich; a bit underattenuated, but I prefer barleywine that way.
Draught at Port Townsend Brewing Company in Port Townsend, WA. Rating #121 for this beer.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of brown sugar and toffee. Taste is the same.
czar (5549) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at mondial de la bière, mtl. pours hazy light brown-reddish with a minimal light beige head. cherries (!), nice caramel and toffee, even more butterscotch, booze, grassy, earthy. average carbonation, medium body - oily. medium complexity but most definitely what you would expect from a bw. good balance.
BiereLuc (1122) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière brumeuse teintée de cuivre. Le nez est sucré et typiquement «vin d’orge», disons-le. En bouche, le brunch sucré nous en met plein les papilles. J’aurais aimé adorer, mais ça manque un peu de subtilité.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham
Beautiful amber color with copper hue, small creamy head. Moderate malt and caramel aroma, light fudge. Good malt flavor, some caramel, quite sweet but not syrupy; strong bitterness with nice hop resins and light fruitiness. Bold Barley Wine. The final is expectedly long and powerful.
Straightforward American Barley Wine, very good.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Appearance is a cloudy brownish amber color with a thin cap of foam. The aroma is dominated by caramelized sugar sweetness, dark fruits and malt. As expected, the flavor is heavy on the brown sugar, toffee and caramel along with notes of black cherry, dates, raisins and rum. Body is moderately thick and creamy with soft carbonation and a malty, alcohol warming finish. Well done English style Barley Wine.
madvike (3086) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Pours amber with a thin light tan head. Grassy, herbal hops on the nose...subtle and subdued. Caramel malt on the nose with a bit of sharpness--oak or booze? Taste brings out the grassy hops more, real subdued, bready malt base--not sweet or syrupy, more dry bread. Hops are present all the way through the finish. Thinner than I would have thought, with pretty nice carbonation.
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-01-29 - shared by jerc & mabel with me and blankboy. 22oz bottle. Fairly clear deep amber with lots of bubbles and very small creamy/frothy off-white head. Roast caramel malt, alcohol, some tart ripe fruit (? apple?) and a decent amount of dry resin bitterness. Taste like a somewhat fruity American barleywine, but thin, not as boozy or, sadly, as hoppy - not bad, but a little on the light side. Light body, average carbonation, and a fairly quick finish with increasing booziness but unfortunately the expected hoppy finish never showed up. Still quite pleasant.