arojewski (51) - 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 itís ABV itís extremely palatable, with deep roasted notes and a wonderful after taste. Best barleywine Iíve tasted so far.
RayPiskadlo (5) - Warwick, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has a great reputation. My bomber has more sediment in it than Iíve ever seen. Unfortunately, it took away from the tasting experience. Iíd try another but check the bottle carefully before buying.
WillRunForBeer (1327) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at the source. Pours murky medium brown with a beige head. Aroma is raisins, brown bread, dark fruit, slightly buttery. Flavor follows nose, brown bread, raisin, a bit of pine bitter in the finish.
Chalumeaux (322) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the source pours ruby brown with a one finger tan head. Aroma is fruity with yeast and malt. Taste is sweet caramel and lingering bitterness.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. Tasted some time near the summer of 2012 from a bottle. Pours clear amber with an average beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is dominated by old hops with a solid caramel malt aroma. The flavor is really dominated by old hops with the malt falling short of expectations set by the nose. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long dusty, old hops finish. More like an old DIPA than a barley wine.
Slipstream (2214) - USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love the name! Dark pour with a ridiculously rocky head. Good but not great aroma - a little fruity and metallic. The taste is hoppy, but not harsh. The taste is hoppy, but not harsh, and not that complex either. Some spinach, iron, cat piss hops (Simcoe?). It seemed as much like an IPA as a barleywine to me. Maybe they have to use a lot of hops because it is a Vermont beer? High alcohol is well hidden, and there is some warmth in the close. Good.
esjunknyc (21) - - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged 2 years, really mellows out and has a wonderful smooth flavor. Not too sweet and not too hot, overall a very nice barleywine.
billtheman (79) - milford, Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought a bottle of this along with a bottle of Russian Imperial when I was in Vermont last month. This one is good, but not as good as Russian Imperial, loved aroma of Russian Imperial more, but appearance of Vermonster, is more brown then black like Russian. Wish I could find Rock Art in Delaware, mabe theyíll get here eventually. Until then Iíll stick with the Delaware super good Dogfish
60minuteman (1012) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sea of unfiltered sediment in a brown-red liquid. Not too much border or lace. Smell is yeast, stone fruits, roasted malt and hop. Taste is the same. Bitter and acidic. 100 IBUs! The flavor turns to earth, then funk. A sparkling wine this one!
ttutony (763) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown in the glass. Really nice hop and malt balance, potent resiny hops blend with rich caramel and toast/roasted malt.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite kinds of barleywines are those with exceptional hopping and this certainly qualifies. Lots of vanilla, dark fruit and brown sugar breadiness, but with great bitterness.