Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the brewery. Top english bw. Very alty reddish uk ale. Some boozy finish.
umich03jm (2221) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my Winter Secret Santa. Murky brown pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aromas are raisin bread, caramel, toffee, and wood. Tastes great. Nice sweet malt up front with a bitter hop finish. Toasted raisin bread and caramel mostly. Some wood, citrus peel, and vanilla too. Medium to full body. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Solid barleywine. No hint of the high abv.
dlihcsnatas (377) - Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bubbly brew with a little sediment floating about but absolutely no head. Smells of malt and alcohol. Thick brew with lots of malt but enough hops to take away the malt sweetness and add a hoppy taste and dry aftertaste. While not the most refreshing barley wine I have ever tasted it is interesting enough to make me want more. Then there is the price tag, so yep this is a one time deal.
Steasy66 (1007) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apricot color, small white head. Aroma of sweet malt and a bit of hops. Very sweet, somewhat fruity, decent, needs age.
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours rusty brown color with a minimal beige colored head. Aroma is true to style with notes of bread, resin, and alcohol. The taste is bitter with a bit of burned flavor. Just a bit hot from the alcohol. Enjoyable barley wine from Saint Arnold.
rumproasts (3434) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Deep amber with one finger head. Sweet and malty. Strongly fruity with medium hops. Very well balanced.
ericwill99 (69) - Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out of a bomber, I love the reddish brown color. Hops is moderate, but still stronger than the malt. Quite an enjoyable sipper.
Maverick34 (2394) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled in Texas. Poured a medium brown amber. Bubbly beige. Yeast, malt, vanilla. not too burning.
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@ trailer. Clear dark caramel color with ivory head. Toasted caramel, pit fruit, dark raisin aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Big spicy caramel, pit fruit, hoppy bitter flavors with a warming finish____barleywine lite----good.
TheEpeeist (3408) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with a smattering of tan froth. Nose is blackberry, honey and caramel with a faint woodiness. Oily medium body with a tang, finishing dry. Taste is apple, melon and caramel then citrus peel and juniper. A Belgian barleywine with a hoppy ending.