3fourths (9059) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 Poured into a small snifter, this barley wine has a dark cloudy orange and brown appearance. The nose is offered copious amounts of smoky old fruit, sweet pineapple notes popping up sporadically, a surprisingly strong presence of wood, and a sharp burning bite of alcohol, which is pretty screaming at my tongue that this beer is too young to be opening. Sweet on the lips and the front of the tongue, but mildly bitter across the back, with a citric acidity similar to a fresh Bigfoot. At times it is almost meaty in the flavors. Young, hot hops abound in this one.
KamGoPro (215) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle, honey copper pour, no head. Clove, nutmeg, ripe molasses and malt nose. Dull malt/grains that go from brief bitter to long lasting alcohol and caramel
ICEatALAMO (1292) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
'10 Bottle. The pour is a hazy vibrant orange. The aroma is full of toffee. The taste is spot on barleywine. Smooth.
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charule (2123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Zinister. Poured amber orange with white head. Aroma malty sweet caramel juice. Light carb med bod. Taste juicy light bitter hop
wombat23 (531) - Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Amber color with small off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, plum, and honey. Taste is very malty, with some oak, spiciness, and dark fruits. Alcohol is quite noticeable. Itís okay, but in its defense, Iím not the biggest fan of barley wines, at least up to this point.
fletchfighters (1391) - 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 (2238) - 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 (719) - 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 (540) - 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 itís 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 (1167) - North Dakota, 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 (791) - , 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.
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