arojewski (22) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep honey to dark from the bottom with a thick foamy and clinging head. For it’s ABV it’s extremely palatable, with deep roasted notes and a wonderful after taste. Best barleywine I’ve tasted so far.
warhawk91 (145) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, 2012 bottle. Pour is a deep amber, murky with a khaki head which is thin but long lasting. Good lacing. Smell is caramel, citrus hops, some pineapple and fig, and maple? Has an earthy aroma, a spice that's hard to identify. Taste is quite good. Lots of caramel dark fruits, sweetness that is pleasant but doesn't linger. The sweetness in the middle fades into a slightly spicy hop note which gives way to a cascade finish. I've had their Ridge Runner which to me doesn't qualify as a barley wine. This one does and is impressive. Thick and chewy mouthfeel. Mellowing out for over a year I'm sure helped the flavor, still tastes like an American barley wine, and a good one.
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JBPortland (202) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 10/23 notes. On draught at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with a hint of orange. Nose is fruits, plum, bread. Mouthfeel is very malty, creamy. Taste is earthy, grains, malt, dark fruits, has some nuttiness. Finish is bitter plum with a bit of boozy warmth. Nice.
iab30 (3) - - OCT 4, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
WOW 100 IBU. 10%.Need I say more... No longer available in My state (AZ)
mtdewa1 (183) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber pour. Aroma of dark fruits, raisans and prune. Taste is malt, bitterness and long drawn out hops. Complex smooth. Very good
mcclainc50 (121) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy amber color with a tan head leaving heavy lacing. Aromas of malt, spice and fruit. Very malty at the start with fruit and spice noted in the middle and a slightly bitrer finish. Very decent beer.
DrSilverworm (4018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by dudeabide. Clear amber red color. Lots of particles in the body. Thin off-white khaki head. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter crisp carbonation. Lightly dry, big dark fruit, lightly spicy aroma. Lightly hoppy, some red IPA-type aromas. Moderate sweet taste, light spicy, light alcohol warmth. Solid big red ale.
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks dudeabide). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with foamy off-white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells sweet, hoppy, and boozy with notes of caramel and toffee. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good, not great.
Kabonski (18) - - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice flowery aroma! Very hoppy but not overly sharp. I enjoyed this beer! This would be the perfect beer for sitting in the shade on a hot day.
Theydon_Bois (5297) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Jack and Leighton’s Birthday Beeorama, one gathering dust in my stash, 13/04/13.
Hazed dark chestnut brown with a thin light tan head.
Nose is dark toffee fudge, dark fruits, grain, demerara sugar, syrup.
Taste comprises dark malt, brown sugars, dark toffee, touch of booze.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation, the finish carries a good kick’o’booze!
Overall - drinkable but not a class act and glad to have split this with more than a few others. The alcohol was a bit too obvious in this one!
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Birthday Celebration of Jack & Leighton - thanks to Colin for this biggie. Pours clearish amber with a fine, tan cream head. Nose of sweet bread, toffee, rubbing alcohol and leaves. Big sweet flavor with toasty bread, earth, leaves and dry toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with sugary bread, mild earthy bitterness, leaves and caramel. Fair.