dcschiller (2153) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle from Total Wine). Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with no real head-only a ring of off-white foam. Moderate carbonation. Aroma has caramel, candied sugar, bread, dark fruit and some wood. Taste is sweet-with caramel, sugar and malts-with some bitterness. Thin-bodied with a sticky texture. Smooth finish. Ok.
czar (3239) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at brewpub. clear copper, small light beige head, little to no retention, no lacing. american hops, toasted malts. average carbonation, light body.
beerbastard (604) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Note to myself; Dont buy this again. Very weak, nose and flavors. No flavor. Might as well be some bowling alley lager. No off flavors, just nothing to write about.
alobar (2502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty light for a barley wine with a clear copper color and a white head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malt with a resonably matching flavor. Good beer, but not what one would expect for a barley wine.
maley1 (552) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour with small tan head. Malty aroma with chocolate in the background. Taste is burnt malts, unsweetened chocolate and a bit of bitter hop finish. A little thin on the palate. More like an american strong ale rather than a barley wine.
altonbrownd (4473) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Thai restaurant in Brattleboro. Dark amber body with tan head. Nose of malts and spices. Taste is also roasted malts, caramel and some hops. Paired well with the spicy food.
pete4999 (923) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of a tasting at the brewery in Morrisville. This was easily the best of the 4 on tap there (and apparently their best seller). Smooth and sweet, a little bit nutty. I would definitely have this one again.
HopBackDoc (472) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Beer Store in Southampton, PA. Pours a cloudy mahogany with tan head. Aroma was enticing with sweet malts and earthy hops. Flavor was pretty mild for a barleywine. Caramel malts, toffee, and earthy hops. Thin body. Easy drinking beer, wouldn’t have known it was 7.5%. Not a bad beer, just not a great barleywine.
dlovell2 (460) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with amber tint. Thin tan head. Malt aroma. Caramel malt flavor with some grassy notes. Some hops in finish.
rodenbach99 (2800) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Directement sur place. Verre de dégustation provenant du fût, 10 :00 AM. Bière cuivrée avec une mousse mince. Le nez est de caramel, il est léger et unidimensionnel. Tout en caramel. La bouche est sur le même registre de caramel, un peu de sucre d’orge. Un peu mince pour un Barley Wine mais facile à boire. Bue en bouteille de 12oz avec des notes similaires.