digrod (111) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel. Molasses. Nougat. Rock candy sweetness but super smooth for 13.5%. Great Barleywine
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rich candy-like sweetness up front, heavy mouthfeel, notes of caramel and toffee, a touch bready with almost a scotch-ale-like malt quality, very smooth finish. Low bitterness for a barley wine.
williamstome (1208) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour, nice off-white head. Not much aroma, but the flavor was nutty and sweet, and BOY was this bear creamy!! :)
crossovert (8604) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged. It has a nice spiciness to it, big caramel notes. It is a bit oxidized and lacking in hops.
kimjongill (207) - - DEC 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
From bottle. Dark amber pour with light tan head. Moderate aroma of belgian yeast which seems out of place. Taste is nicely malty, with a strong spice flavor that I can’t put my finger on
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow 13.5 abv. had no idea. where did this bottle came from? well oops sorry guys we opened it =p really nice nutty and cherry elements... but then there is this most disgusting cheesiness... like licking your fingers after eating cheetos that kinda screws up the whole thing... other than that, really nice brewing accomplishment here as the alcohol is wonderfully balanced and properly fermented... damn you stinky hops!
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cold rainy night. Bottle popped and enjoyed in my snifter. Still clear amber headless. Rum raisin and sweet woody aroma. taste is caramel with a alcohol warmth. Want to drink this in the cold dark. fairly thick mouth feel and mostly still. Spice rum aftertaste.
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from a blind barleywine tasting .. . deep burnt biscuits, light yeast, and rum .. . young but firm .. . enjoyable and simple straight forward barleywine .. . pretty good beer!
.. . . your father take you to baseball games? .. ya, but he would never take us back..
annunz123 (912) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, boozy aroma with caramel, molasses, bread, and alcohol. Flavor starts sweet with caramel and spice. Finish has a little bitterness and alcohol. Good and certainly tasty, but a little on the harsh side.
_angst_ (3259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours dark reddish brown with a small creamy offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet and fruity with sweet dark bread, red apples, pears, alcohol, hazelnuts, prunes, raisins, figs, hay, lemon zest and hints of cereal. Taste is sweet and malty with sweet bread, overripe apples, pears, hay, figs, prunes, raisins, alcohol, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with caramel sweet dark bread, pears, overripe apples, lemon zest hay and moist wood. Too boozy, very estery yet quite tasty.