williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is grainy barley husk. Sweet cherry juice. Hint of broccoli/asparagus. Just a touch "off."
The appearance is ruby red color, slushy head. Smattering of lace.
The flavor is sweet grapes atop a grainy malt. Dark ryes, a sweet grape/cranberry finish. Hop is woody and subdued. Surprisingly sweet crystal malt at the finish. Slightly puckery finish too.
The palate is a juicy, thick feel. Overall, it’s a sweet barleywine. Average but not bad. Could use a more hearty base.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Clear deep amber with a thick, rocky beige head. Aroma of sweet sugary caramel, pine resin, alcohol and some light citrus. The flavor is lots of sweet caramel malt, sugar with a light hop bitterness and a mild alcohol warming. Medium body with mild carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. Not very impressed, from the aroma I thought the hops would be more pronounced but the flavor is overly sweet and a bit plain.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle -
Last bottle of my 6 pack LongShot series. This one seemed to lack any complexity and seemed pretty much a straight shot of sweetness and alcohol. Aroma was hoppy, malty sweetness, alcohol and dark fruit. Flavor had a strong dose of acohol, brown sugar, dark fruits and more alcohol. The appearance was the best part of the beer. Beautiful deep mahogany body, crystal clear with a cream 1/2" head. Another decent, but pedestrian beer in this years LongShot.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Aroma of sweet malt and a little spice. The appearance is reddish brown and clear with no head to speak of. Taste is underwhelming, too sweet...with lots of dark fruit flavors. Palate is light for a Barleywine, but medium overall, with not much carbonation. Overall, not the best barleywine, but not a terrible on either.
jethrodium (364) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark red amber with a very small white head leaving a medium amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong of alcohol and caramel malt with a bit of citrus hops. Initial taste is sweet caramel going into a bit of citrus hops with a lot of alcohol in the finish. Light-medium body. Low carbonation.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
You know, I think the style is starting to grow on me. Rich caramel color. Flavor is very thick with a dark fruit flavor and a decent alcohol backing.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours an amber color with a medium off-white head which leaves a few streaks of lacing. Aroma is caramel, light plum, and citrus hops. Taste is much the same. Hides the alcohol well and is very balanced. Solid BW.
Chalsk (1049) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber brown color with an off white soapy head. Has a dominant aroma of dark fruit (raisans). Some hints of caramel. Sweet syrupy taste with lots of malts and a sweet finish. Some subtle bitters that are overpowered by the malts. This brew stays true to the traditional bwines. However, I tend to enjoy the hoppier variety.
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is amazing. Pours a rich brownish-red color with medium off-white lacing. Notes of caramel, rich fruit, citrus notes, and touch of alcohol. Taste is semi-sweet, citrus hopped, and rich caramel backbone. Very drinkable and the alcohol is well hidden. Solid.
Duhast500 (378) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a stemmed glass.
The color is a dark maroon with about a finger or two of off-white head and some slight lacing on the glass.
The smell is a bit brown sugar mixed with fruits. Some plum and a little raisin flavor.
The taste is a bit sweet some caramel malt flavor and some fruit flavor. Better then the nose, there is a bit of a apple skin with a bit of a dry pear flavor. A touch maple is there in the background as well.
The feel of this beer is pretty light. It goes down well and is pretty drinkable.