closey22 (1387) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red/orange amber with thin head riming the glass; great aroma of malty sweet caramelishness and touch of hop spicnessishness; feels rich and foamy yet crisp; flava is a tease between hops grain/barley and fruity/sugary sweetness.
this is what I love about this style- when done right, it has the full spectrum of beer characteristics malty & hoppy; rich yet crisp; sweet yet dry; easy to drink yet strong. Rock Art, you nailed it!
nealblind (1402) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red brown pour. Fast vanishing head. Aroma brown sugar, caramel. Tastes malt syrup, iron. Watery palate. Barleywinr light here. Not a bad idea.
puboflyons (2786) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the12 fl. oz bottle. Looks like it expires in June 2019. Brown pour with reddish hues. Not much head. The aroma has a sweet roasted barley malt character with a hint of dark fruit. The body is light to medium. The taste is sweet and malty with a mild bitterness at the end. Not as pungent and biting as most Barleywines but easy enough to drink as a stand alone.
kevinsenn (1673) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet grape and caramel aroma. Sweet taste with spicy undertones throughout. Not as bad as the score led me to think it would be. Not bad.
bigda83 (655) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at the source. Poured a clear amber color, tiny bubbly tan head. Aroma or caramel, sweet malts. Flavor had some toffee and caramel. Very light and thin for a baley wine. Soft carbonation, smooth finish. More of an amber feel to me than barley wine.
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a dark hazy amber color with a slim quarter finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated within seconds.
The smell starts off with a semi-sweet cooked caramel malt trying to blend with light vanilla and herbal/tea-like qualities running over some light cooked cocoa tones.
The taste pretty much copies the aroma decently. There’s no aftertaste but it does have a slight smooth semi-dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation hits just a tad harder than other Barleywines I’ve had.
Overall, mostly average barleywine with a mouthfeel that probably could be tamed a tad more.
AirForceHops (5272) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Rock Art, very clear amber color, fast dying head. Aroma is stale English malts, caramel, mild toffee and house yeast. The flavor is much the same. Very mild example of a barely wine. Well, it did start over 10 years ago...
WillRunForBeer (1822) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Taster at the source. Four beers into an 8 beer flight and the best thing on my flight board so far is the oyster crackers. Aroma is caramel, Robotussin. Starts watery and sugary sweet, then finishes with straight up bitter. I hope it gets better from here.
Chalumeaux (691) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the source pours amber with an off white head. Aromas of fruit malt caramel and light florals. Taste is sweet with carmel notes and a slightly bitter finish.
Drake (11437) - 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 (373) - 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