anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-orange in color with a head that decimates in a hurry. Lacing is okay. The aroma consist of caramel. Salt comes out in the aroma. Grapefruit in the taste. There is a piny, gin flavor in this beer. Light- bodied beer with average carbonation. This is a real disappointment to me. This sucks.
RSRIZZO (1844) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 40°. Color is a deep gold with a touch of amber good carbonation and a tight off white head. Aroma of citrus and oak. It has a bold medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor jumps out with the oak then a bold citrus and toffee. After taste is a mild bitterness and a light fruit note showing through. Overall its a tasty and easy drinking Barley Wine.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle. Rating #28. Clear dark amber with some orange highlights and a nice dirty white head. Light aroma, picking up a little sugar sweetness, but not a lot else. Get some booze, mostly in the finish, light caramel sweetness up front, kind of bland really. (2011)
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep golden color with a large cream colored head. Aroma of sweet oak wood, mild toffee, and candied fruit. Taste of toasted oak wood, pineapple notes, toffee and a hint of grapefruit.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 1776 in Bristol, RI. Pours out a nice darker golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma is of sweet fruits, wood, vanilla, light alcohol. Taste is lots of oak, some vanilla, honey, sweet dried fruits, toasty notes and some lingering alcohol on the finish. Very solid brew from Sam Adams.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a clear orange with no head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, licorice, and smoked bacon. Flavour also reflects the smoked bacon, oak, vanilla, and some licorice or spice to finish. Usually meaty and smokey. Odd.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Specs, 22oz, eat me! .. . Pours a deep gold amber .. light head ring, but sturdy .. . aroma of vanilla, sap, syrup, oak, and sweet showered vagajay .. . calm and delicious, really smooth- light sticky sweetness .. . this is an amazing brew, completely recommended!! .. . hey papa cooper, go F yourself you old chewed shoe, shotgun shells are only 25 cents a pop, FYI... take the hint...
Chuckaduck (583) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden amber with a faint white head. Aroma is fruity and strong. Flavor is citrus, alcohol, caramel malt. Simple yet quite drinkable. This isn’t bad. I would drink this if it were the only barleywine on tap at a par. There are better. Not as watery as other Boston Beers.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500m capped. What a great price! Dollar for dollar (especially counting the abv), this must be one of the better barleywines on the market. Crystal clear rubied medium amber with a dense and creamy tan mousse that sticks around for quite a while. Oranges, wood, woodsmoke, and a bit of alcohol/vodka bite on the nose. Creamy, sticky thick body, but approachable enough--decent carb. Just enough bubble to keep it awake without breaking through to prickle the tongue. Oak, oranges, toffee, and caramel on the mid palate. This is a barleywine you can easily sip away at for quite a while. A bit of a success for the BBC.
keepersj12 (2460) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer, not quite what I would consider a barleywine though. It pours crystal clear with a thin white head. Complex aroma of fruit and bread. The flavor has the fruit with a bit of vanilla and a hint of citrus, must be the New Zealand hops. Finish is dry and refreshing. Nice after taste.