jhamp9 (1613) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown pown with an off white head. Aroma is pineapple upside down cake. Taste is burnt sugar, pineapple, toffee, some pine and a little boozy. Some alcohol warmth. Medium body.
jtclockwork (14613) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours caramel brown off white head - nose/taste of toffee, caramel, malt, old resinous hops, brown sugar molasses - medium body.
SinH4 (2447) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared for Koelschtrinker’s 15k! Murky brown color with small tan head. Aroma is bourbony, figs, raisins. Taste is molasses, brown sugar, bittersweet, lots of stuff going on. More complex than my review. Not too sweet, a beautifully balanced Barley Wine!
jonas (6673) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap a tap-house. Brown, low offwhite head. Strong preserved fruit, plums in the aroma, caramel, figs, cocoa nibs. Chewy, cake like, plum pudding aftertaste. Very nicely balanced and drinkable.
Koelschtrinker (16443) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Herber Kakaogeruch. Deutlich alkoholisch herber Start, etwas trocken, rund. Hefig, vergorene Fruchtnoten, weiches karamelliges Malz. Toffee, holzige Noten, weich bleibend. Langer trockener Nachhall. 11/12/12/12/10/12
tmoreau (3571) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a ruby highlighted, walnut color, with a modest layer of off white/light tan head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was dried, candy-like fruit, malt sweetness, with kind of a fruit cake scent. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar notes, added an earthy hop bitterness and some complementary alcohol warmth. Decently flavorful, with a British-like nature.
Homer321 (4053) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at MBCP 2016. Nose is grassy. Not much booze. Very bitter. Interesting. A lot of boost. Meh
Headbanger (3784) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 2/3/16 (Spec’s-Addison)-40° in Tulip-Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, toffee, and sweetness. Taste of the same with a bit of hops on the back end along with alcohol. This full bodied brew is well balanced and hits the spot on a chilly night.
6ROW (461) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Sweet malt taste , not warming at all for 11%. This one will sneak up on you
BeerRenter76 (721) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Originally rated on 6/14/14. Wow i couldnt tell by tasting that this is a barleywine.. I thought it was more of a brown IPA. Deep brown, but clear body. A thin tan head left some spotty yet thick lace behind. Aromas of caramel, and chocolate malts, some fruitiness from the yeasts and a nice citrusy hop presence. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly sticky. Nice complex flavors of the citrus hops,caramel malts and fruity yeasts intermingle nicley, and there was a slight chocolate presence. A bit on the thin side for a barleywine, yet satisfying and complete, without being overwhelming. Nice anniversary beer..