brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle shared and doled out in sampler sizes. Dark tan tint and faded brown head. Heavy lacing. Aroma was earth, ginger and a bouquet of various and sundry spices. Taste was cream, nougat, yeast, earthiness, and gingerbread. Palate was medium bodied, a little fizzy, nice and balanced. Overall, a highly drinkable barleywine that Iíd love to try out after itís aged a year or two.
digrod (113) - 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 (1222) - 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 (8851) - 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 canít put my finger on
17thfloor (2436) - 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 (6664) - .....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 (919) - 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.