stobbe74 (3788) - - AUG 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper beer with no head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and plum. The flavor is malt, sweetness, raisin, plum and a high level of alcohol. The palate is alcoholwarmth. Overall this beer has a lot of alcohol, and needs something to balance it out.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from rbsg #18 poured a large sized head foamy with a frothy top of fine to large sized bubbles that left behind a transparent copper brown colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy floral malty and vinous. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes like a typical barley wine with banana hops and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
Niko100 (1488) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, & some fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, hops, citrus, and spice; Finish is slightly tangy/sour; Overall, flavor was off on this one.
halfonit (1054) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a clear, red amber color with a small, off white head that left no lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, and caramel malts. Taste of citrus fruits, cherry candy, caramel, with a bit of a tinny, alcoholic finish.
watson1977 (2291) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma has nice candied fruit and light caramel. Flavor has candied fruit and decent hop notes...bitter...almost a bit of oak and leather. Mouthfeel is full and smooth with a nice dry biteer/candied fruit finish.
berrya785 (395) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber of 2010. Pours a hazy brownish orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, and yeast. Taste is sweet and fruity with an alcohol warmth.
Cybercat (2453) - Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong, fruity aroma has notes of sweet apple and banana and a malty undertone plus a touch of yeast. It pours a clear, dark copper, almost mahogany, with a fluffy and rather persistent beige head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Fruity flavor is rather brandy-like, what I expect from a good barleywine, with a fair alcohol bite and a woody undertone. It is a bit sweet, and the flavor lacks depth; still, it is pleasing. Texture has above-average body but only average fizz, and leaves a fruity and woody finish. I’ve had better, but this is acceptable.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Pretty plastered when this was opened.! Hazy amber beer. Sweet toffee malt. Light palate. Brief sour note.
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like many other recent raters, drinking from a Fall 2009 22oz bottle. $1.99, yo. Pours a hazy bright amber. White head that settles into a thin film. Nose of sweet caramel malts, vanilla, candy, syrup, and some cardboard. Taste is a pleasant mix of bitter and sweet. Easy to drink for 10%.
Scrapersnbeer (980) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soapy caramel aroma that’s not overly intimidating. Dark murky orange...the lack of head is the first sign of the beer’s strength. 22 degrees means means rough going. Sweet caramel flavor with a bitter front and alcohol kick. Very dense and heavy, yet drinkable enough. This one’s nice, though way better barleywine’s are produced by other US micros.
natejgood (363) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy medium amber with a light head. Aroma of malt and hops. Full bodied ale, hoppy, malty with a hint of sweetness. Fairly easy to drink. Good beer.