johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great looking beer, dark cloudy amber with white head.. nice aroma with citrusy hops, orange, honeyed sugary character... pleasant mouthfeel, quite viscous, rich, complex, well-balanced.. distinct hoppy finish.. great effort.
fletchfighters (1324) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ML bottle
Hazy but radiant light Amber color. Looks more like and IPA than a barley wine. Light white head that falls to a thick collar. Spotty lacing and big ABV legs.
Nose is more English like. Big malt profile and very wooded hops. Spicy and woody. Big hop profile nose and smells chewy.m
Taste is big wooded hop assault, very earthy but a huge malt profile to back it up. Complex and chewy. Think a cross between Bigfoot and a malt bomb from England. Very nice.
drsordr (1867) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by alexsdad06 vintage 2009 pour lightly hazy copper with thin tan head. Nose lots of malt, toffee, caramel, slight dank. Some alcohol and light peppery spice. Taste lightly oxidized, but still reasonable barley wine. Toffee, burnt caramel, molasses and moderate alcohol.
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 2/4/08. This is the only barleywine i have sampled so i dont have much to judge this stuff against. It was a dark amber with a thin head. Smelled and tasted very malty and thick, sticky sweet citrus and caramel flavors aplenty. Overall i thought it was pretty good and is worth a try especially on a cold winter night.
coachd (434) - Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle. Has a sweet pumpkin pie aroma - I would have sworn it’s a pumpkin ale. The description says it is packed with hops, but I cannot detect any in the scent. Smells a lot like Avery Rumpkin. Very nice. Beautiful looking see through amber color. Tastes sweet and somewhat hoppy with a lot of those pumpkin pie spices coming through. Hoppy and almost bitter aftertaste. Weak palate; I really wanted more in that category. Overall, this was a good and unique barleywine. I truly cannot say I have had anything like it.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated based on notes taken 11 Aug 2012 -- a Delightful beer drinking in San An.
kayres (684) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange with a thin head. Rich sweet aroma. Full bodied and very sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazy amber with a thin yellowish head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet with a surprisingly bright fruitiness.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle labeled 2007 in 2015. Poured into a snifter. Nose is immediately dried fruit with a highly oxidized paper character. Literally no head and a hazy deep orange to light brown color. Taste is immediately a malt mess with cardboard, paper, and staleness. Couldn’t get down more than a few sips.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: 2011 vintage. Super murky, swampy toasted golden-brown body. Opaque. No real just, just a timid beige collar. Strong, boozy Granny Smith apples on the nose, backed with caramel drizzled plums, burnt brown sugar, & a rush of toasted chestnuts. The booze on the palate comes off as rum-like. Not sure why, but it does. Semi-tart plums, grapes, rum, sticky toffee, brown sugar, molasses syrup, & again, a nice bit of roasted nuttiness that lingers in the finish. No real hop character left, unsurprisingly. Thick, creamy body, minimal carbonation. Not bad.
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Tasted on 10/21/12 from a capped 12oz bottle. Pours clear copper with a thin, bubbly beige head that dissipates quickly. The nose is sweet caramel and toffee with a hint of bitter aged hops underlying. The flavor is a bit more bready and bitter, with more burnt toffee than the nose. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long caramel and bitter hops finish.