PartyFowle (584) - - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep burgundy hue, mostly cloudy, with a silky head of sandy tan. Intense aroma -- creamy vanilla and toffee, orange juice, cherry. The flavor’s far less orderly than the nose, with more booze, some off-putting citrusy bitterness and a metallic twang. The maltiness is present; the sweetness isn’t. Soft medium body; mild CO2. Not a bad little barley wine that hides its ABV well.
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong yeast, caramel, grain, figs. Thin mouth, rich malt, caramel, dark fruit, boozy, vanilla, very sweet, really enjoyed this.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a sampling event. From notes. Boozy with notes of caramel and some nice hops.
gowdy (877) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste at FyneFest from rate beer crowd. Dark brown colour. Quite surypy. And heavy. Nice.
Cavie (4013) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at BTBF 2015. Amber color, cloudy. Carmel sweetness aroma, malt and candy. Clay flavor, malt and sweet. Flavorful.
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange pour, off white head. Very sweet. Boozy, toffee, brown sugar, golden raisins...not much in the way of hops. Tasty but a tad over the top.
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, a little too sweet for me. Toons of sugar and molasses. Caramel and sticky finish. Stick to the stouts boys.You crush those
SudsMcDuff (6763) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
all that and a bag oh babies!! .. . dark burnt sugar, mild caramel, and sweet molasses, mild to medium hop presence .. . medium mouth .. . long solid finish .. a really great barleywine .. . .
You’re not playing with a full deck, are you?
Oh, I don’t play cards.
Sammy (9443) - 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 (2709) - 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.