sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, - AUG 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single 12oz bottle, consumed in August 08, purchased back in April 08 - I think it was from Charles Street Liquors in Boston. They are known to have some pretty old stock sometimes, and this one is difficult to place. The side label has a notch beside March, but no year listed. So with that out of the way, what do we have here. We have a very dark brown pour with little head. Pretty nice aroma - a little sweet, and I’m oddly getting some coffee notes. First taste follows the nose - and it’s pretty good. A bit of sweetness, but certainly not too sweet as I find some barleywines. And there’s certainly a lot of roasty coffee flavours here. I’m no barleywine expert, but I wasn’t expecting that from the style. This is more along the lines of a stout, in my opinion. Which is just fine for me, since there are a lot of barleywines that are not to my liking. Not what I was expecting, but pretty good.
60minuteman (788) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thinner body for the style. Mainly malt and earth complexion. Some dark fruits. I can barely pick out the barley and chocolate, it’s coming across as dirt to me. The taste tapers away leaving a malty residue. Inoffensive but uninspiring as well.
ScipioA (312) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep maroon with a small team head. Smells like veggies, also some grass and alcohol. Better flavors, intensely malty but with a distracting stale hoppiness. Some welcome roast notes, especially in the aftertaste. Thick and smooth, just doesn’t smell or taste right.
edgallow (2190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts and fruit. Taste is caramel and grains.
lesifflebiere (1289) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Un vin d’orge mince, aux couleurs plutôt pâles, avec un pétillement presque frétillant ; en nez, ce sont de petits fruits rouges, ainsi qu’un peu d’alcool (malgré son taux assez bas), Les saveurs sont justes, quoiqu’un peu retenues, timides. Dans son style, elle est en entrée de gamme, un vin d’orge de débutant en quelque sorte. Agréable, mais loin d’être marquant.
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More like a brown ale. Lots of caramel in the aroma and flavor. Very lively carbonation. Not much of a barley wine.
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two7offsuit (196) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of dried fruit. Flavor hints at caramel and fruit. Just ok.
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great flavor and smoothness with a lot of character... Lacks some of the boldness of other barley wines i have tasted but overall a great beer
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pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle via John. Dark, semi-ruby amber with a light beige head that fades to nothing. Slightly stale and wet hops, stale caramel, pear, light alcohol, thin and light carbonation, off malty finish. Did not enjoy this one - not well balanced and the maltiness is not pleasant.
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/10/2013. On tap. Copper color with a tan head. Aromas of sweet malt, dried fruit, caramel. A little mild for a barley wine, yet the alcohol never shows through. Not bad.
mvp (141) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells more malty than hoppy. Don’t care for how it looks also. Taste caramel and somewhat chocolately. Flavor isn’t impressive at all. A creamy texture is its only redeming value. Avoid this one and choose a different Barley wine.