OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 22oz bottle a hazy dark amber with a tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is malty, caramel, with raisins. Tastes malty, sweet, caramel, slight hop bitterness, with a bit of a boozy finish. Overall its an okay beer, nothing to write home about.
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged bottle from cellar - pours a very murky mahogany with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is full of sweet malt, sugars, dark fruit, hint of booze, raisin. Flavor is extremely sweet and heavy on sweet malts - more than most barley wines. Good dose of dark fruit, some caramel. Palate is medium bodied and relatively smooth - finish is moderate in length and is mostly sweet. Good brew, but nothing too memorable.
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle A - Pours mahogany with a khaki head that diminishs fast. Mild carbonation. S - Caramel, toffee, mild alcohol. T - Sweet biscuit, caramel malt, black pepper. M - Medium bodied, smooth, lingering sweet finish. O - Enjoyable Barley Wine
pushkinwow (1822) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Hazy dark amber with a nice dark khaki head. Nice resin and hop presence, apricot, nice malt, boozy. Moderate carbonation and body, sweet with a bite, more malt and some darker fruit, becomes dry, little too much bitter and boozy on the finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the source courtesy of staff, thanks! This one is very sweet and malty, but with a slightly smokey edge. Not bad.
greenhorn1 (774) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy red hue thick head. Big aroma and complex flavors. ABV well hidden, thick on palate. Hops, raisins, plums and others flavors nicely balanced to make a big bold beer. Good beer.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle served in a snifter. Poured a hazy, reddish gold with a finger of off white head. Caramelized sugar and hops in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. More caramelized sugar, fair amount of hop bitterness to balance sweetness. Easy drinking for 10% ABV.
ajnepple (1465) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Iíve only had a handful of different barley wines and Iíve enjoyed all of them. I love this style and wish I could get my hands on more. That being said, this one was reddish-amber color with a sweet smell of MALTS and caramel. Not overly hopped and very well balanced. A very fine American barley wine.
obguthr (3390) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pepper and boozy peach nose. Hazy red, medium head. Boozy peach and cayenne. Maraschino cherries. Boozy and a tad too sweet.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has some alcohol scents with some light cherry and caramel notes. Taste is pretty smooth, has some nice blended caramel flavors with a light fruit taste.
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