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.
Drake (9964) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New England Bucket List Trip Beer #106. Keg at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, mild toasted malt, floral notes. The taste is dry toffee, herbal hops.
ffaoe (293) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice malty slight chocolate aroma. dark red/brown with little head. taste is of darker caramel malts roasted barley. good body
malrubius (1961) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lisai’s. Amber with ring and lace. Mild aroma of woody hops and caramel brown sugar and fruitcake. Burnt caramel and and some tangy fruity sweetness with medium bitter woody and herbal bitterness. Fairly dry (a little cold). Medium body. Not a bad beer, but I wouldn’t call it a barley wine. Definitely a better IPA than Long Trail’s new Sick Day. Very good, but points off for style because if people came looking for a barley wine, I would not really recommend this one.
60minuteman (971) - West Chester, 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 (360) - 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 (2499) - 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 (1383) - 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 (2833) - 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 (292) - 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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