pinto1993 (45) - Revere, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with 2 finger head. Nice malt and hop(100btu) smell. Taste of hops and sweet carmel malt. 10%abv but I didnít find it overpowering. Very well done barleywine at a great price
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind #11 - bomber
I think this rounds out the beer for me - canít find #12 (think my wife gave to my father in law - sonofabitch)
A: As soon as I crack this one I know this is gonna end well. Without pouring Iím going to guess either a Barleywine or an Old Ale - well aged and malty as fuck. Pours out a dirty brown ale with excellent clarity. Single finger of cream foam falls quickly to leave a spotty surface of the same. Canít tell lacing because I keep swishing this one. (4)
S: Yummy! Caramel malts, crystalized sugars, figgy pudding, slightest hints of apple skins, maybe some wood. Some brown sugar and molasses provide a near BBQ hint at the very finish. I canít seem to get enough of this into my face-holes. (4.5)
T: Oh yeah, this is good. Iím gonna go with American Style Barlewine at this point - heavy hops. The bittering hops are still very present. Still plenty of the above rolling over the palate, but add a bit of alcohol bite (unusual unless this is young in my experience...). I feel like theres oak on this - very woody. (4)
M: Medium to viscous with moderate to low carbonation. Leaves my palate slick like a loogie. Slightly warming with the ETOH. Nice. (4)
O: Iím really digging this beer, it seems to get better as it warms, and Iím all about a slow sipper. I feel like the hop intensity is barely too high for my preferences in a Barleywine (Iím an English style guy) but this is nonetheless is quality craft. (4)
Guess: Only thing I can equate to: OG BW by Stone - but probably not given the woodiness.
Reveal: The Vermonster by Rock Art Brewery - no wood - but excellent brew!
Serving type: bottle
warhawk91 (155) - 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 (227) - 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 (4109) - 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 (3581) - 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 (5487) - The íSham, 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 Leightonís 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 kickíoíbooze!
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!