ACHops (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Beer Junction. Pours medium reddish brown with thin creamy mocha head. Aroma is roasty malts with sweetish fig notes. Taste is big caramel malts followed by equal parts sticky sweetness and earthy bitter hops. Could stand to be a little less watery. Fig and raisin notes as this warms. I wouldn’t call this a double Snow Cap, but close. Definitely richer, bigger, and hoppier. Pretty hard to find too, which of course makes it more appealing.
jjgmd (1089) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Pyramid Ale House, Walnut Creek, pours a dark muddy brown color with a thin head. Nose is strong malt with some spice. Taste is malty with spicey, and drinkable. Finishes on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1055) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek, CA. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of fruits, hops, and malt. Taste is of fruits, toasty malt, caramel, and light chocolate with a medium, malty finish.
poisoneddwarf (1483) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample on draft. Pours cloudy burgandy with a large beige head that lasts forever; leaves nice lace. Aroma is caramel, raisins, boozy...inviting. Taste is malty sweet but not cloying and a little tart; leaves a somewhat bitter taste in the mouth after swallow. This was really good. I don’t know if it’s because I was on the job and got a free sample--free beer always seems to raise anyone’s spirits--or what, but this seems to be underrated on here. I was very much pleased with it.
rayOfBeer (647) - El Cerrito, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap dark brown small head. Aroma is malty with floral peachy hops. Flavor has malt with a lot of peachy floral hops which kind of over-powers all else. Not a favorite of mine,prefer regular snowcap
BrewDad (4508) - Olympia, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 Oregon Brewers Guild Brewers Dinner
Dark reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big alcohol and malt aroma. Caramel, light chocolate and strong hops flavor. Light pine and a super dry finish. This was terrific strong ale.
bb (6480) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Rich malt and light toffee aroma. Caramel and toffee flavor with light chocolate. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and caramel lingers with light chocolate and light roast.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine Fest 2011. Mahogany color with tan head. Toasted caramel, chocolate, pine, floral aromas. Medium to full bodied with soft co2. Rich toffee, chocolate flavors with toasted caramel, roasted nuts, floral hops--very good.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Poured dark cloudy red with medium fast dissipating white head. Light malty and caramel aroma. Medium to full body, Roasty malt notes. Malty finish. Good if you come across it. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is.
joeneugs (2623) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Petes brass rail. It pours a muddy red/brown color with an orange/ brown head. The aroma is very fruity with hints of plums, raisins, and peaches. The flavor is rich and malty with sweet peaches, prunes, caramel, and a little bit of a spicy finish. Mild bitterness. Kind of simple for a barleywine.