obguthr (3317) - 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 (2072) - 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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Angelmonster (100) - Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is at least 2 years old.
Pours a translucent amber with ruby highlights. Head is 1 inch and khaki colored. Head retention and lacing are pretty good.
Smell is of sweet Belgian candied sugar and dried figs/plums. Apricot jam is also detected, no hops and little alcohol is detected. This beer is all about malty sweetness.
Taste is of sweet toffee, bready malts, and dried fruits. Has similar flavors to a fruit cake and would probably pair nicely with one. Aftertaste is of some bitter hops and very light alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied but has nice amount of carbonation. Head didnt contribute much to texture, this barleywine is one of the lighter ones I’ve had.
Overall this beer aged nicely, very smooth, sweet barleywine. Price was also good, cheap quality beer. Nothing in the top 10 for its style but solid enough that I would order one again.
jimmie65 (319) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish amber pour with a large off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, a little hops. Flavor is not as sweet as the aroma, light bitter. Resin, fruit, earthiness. Light finish.
Interesting; my first barley wine and I think i like it.
BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mellow alcoholic aroma. Very alcoholic in all aspects...taste and aftertaste. This is the best barley wine that I've ever tasted. Quite the treat if you make it the the Santa Fe Brewing Company.
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GRM (2703) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, from and with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on June 1 2012; eye: mahogany, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, resinous hops, light anise; mouth: malt, caramel, resinous hops, toffee, alcohol, finale in anise with presence of alcohol, medium-full body, not much carbonation, mildly bitter and sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 1er juin 2012; œil : acajou, trouble, pas d’effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, houblon résineux, léger anis; bouche : malt, caramel, houblon résineux, toffee, alcool, finale en anis avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, moyennement amère et sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice vinous caramel malt with soy, iodine, licorice and dark fruits. In mouth, a nice sweet vinous malt with light aniseed, mandarine pulp, grassy, piney hops, well melding with sweet toffee malt, warming alcohol, lingering and smooth. Tasted with GRM on June 1 2012.
smaynard6000 (472) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark red with monstrously large cream-colored head. Aroma is sweet caramel and alcohol. Sharp sweetness hits the tongue first, then a bit of hoppy bitterness and boozy warmth in the finish. Full bodied with slick mouthfeel. Pretty good.
jredmond (4619) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at max’s for the turd tasting. Notes said that it tasted like a Overly sweet double IPA. Booze in mouthfeel.
rougeau13 (1776) - Texas, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby amber with a big cream colored head. Lacing is pretty thick. Aroma of caramel, pine and sugar. Taste is pretty mild for a barley wine; kind of like a weakly hopped imperial IPA. Medium-full bodied.