yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is flat malty, slight wooden and pinewood hoppy. Dark caramelish and slight roasted. Bitter and dry pinewood hoppy into dry finish. Bitter and dry caramelish finish.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Beerlando. Slightly hazy amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, fruit and somewhat medicinal aroma. Solid body, lots of caramel, fruit and spices with some good hops, biscuity. Some licorice allsorts. Quite some hops in the finish. A solid American style Barley Wine. 230211
johnnnniee (1840) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review from notes, sampled 1/13/2008
Pours a crystal clear copper color with a reddish orange hue when held up to the light. Meager head dissipates to lace on the glass. Aroma is piney, grapefruity, citrusy hops, some alcohol and a faint caramel malt in the background. Tastes like it smells. Bit of a hop bite on the tongue and in the aftertaste. Body is a bit thinner than I expected, not much malt going on here. Overall its an ok Barleywine, the alcohol is well hidden by the hops. I would have liked a bit more of a malt backbone.
mixmasterob (872) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
September 2009 bottle. Muddy brown pour with a nice big fluffy white head. Aroma was sweet caramel malts, lots of piney hops, lemon peel and a some heat. Flavors were semi-sweet malts, great hop presence throughout. The finish consisted of light yet lingering bitterness, dry. Absolutely smooth as can be, super drinkable. A fantastic Barley Wine from Red Hook.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Malty body sweet caramel, fruit tones, candied fruit , and booze. A bit salty and hoppy, pine and caramel with a big warmth. Okay.
Nikiel (831) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden red. Has a good sweet malty flavor with a descent amount of hop bitterness mixed in.
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a barley wine beer I was not expecting a smooth tasteful beer I could enjoy to the last drop. This beer has defied my barley wine perspective making it one of my favorite redhook ales of all time
beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am not usually a barleywine fan. And here comes the but... this one doesn’t over alcohol me and I can still taste the original beer! Granted I did not age this three years and that might change my rating but this works for me right here and now. Grapefruit taste from start to finish. Nice sweetness that lingers after the bitterness leaves. The best of the limited releases from Redhook.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent head for a barleywine of varying sized bubbles that surprisingly does not last all that long. Sweet caramel aroma with lots of malts, brown sugar, ethanol and a bit of smoke. Color is a nice crimson orange. Flavor is loaded with sweet malts, caramel, a bit of spicyness and some peat. A very earthy barlewine. Pretty noticable alcohol kick and presence. Lingering smoked malts and caramel at the finish. Super smooth going down. I like this barleywine a lot.
CampesinoTino (690) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Light reddish brown in appearance with a half-inch of foamy head. Lots of caramelized sugar and malt aromas as well as brown sugar and rum. The flavor starts with a heavy dose of caramel and toasted malt followed by molasses, candied figs, resiny hops and alcohol. The mouthfeel is a little syrupy with medium carbonation and a sweet, boozy finish. Overall, I would say it’s a solid Barley Wine with a fairly smooth blend of dark sugar and malt flavors. It’s good to see Redhook finally venture into the land of strong beers.