EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 The appearance is cloudy copper color with a large off-white head that fades quickly, and the aroma blends caramel and toasty malts, booze, and resin hops. The taste is mildly sweet, slightly umami, a touch bitter, and a touch boozy, and the palate fuses an oily texture, sweet yet slightly astringent finish, medium body, and a flat carbonation.
jeremyh70 (1042) - Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with garnet tinge. Off white head with little lacing. Aroma of herbal tea and some sweet bread. Taste is herbal tea with some caramel and a bit of bread. Some cherry flavor in background with some spicy flavor and some alcohol. Finished with some bitterness and alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I've had better barley wines. Wouldn't but again but it was ok.
kambei70 (946) - - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a dark copper color with a small off-white head. Taste is caramel with some cherry. Has a bitterness that first hits as piney and then gives way to a big herbal taste. Alcohol comes through strong. Has a slight sweetness in the middle that ends with a puckering quality, like tea. Has a medium, puckering mouthfeel. Not an traditional barley wine.
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RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Reddish amber color. Really light malt aroma. Taste is very sweet and could use more balance. Decent body.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with a quilt of light eggy whites. Smells of malts, tea, alcohol, cinnamon and some hops. Flavor is sweet, malts, alcohol, bubble gum, really sweet. Medium to heavy with moderate carb and a dry finish. Overall, this beer is okay, but just too sweet.
UncleKorm (1219) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bomber bottle poured a clear rosy amber hue w/ a small beige head. Faint sweet aroma. Initial flavor is a bold sweet w/ a mild bitter finish. Tastes are powdered sugar, rubber hose, light prune. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and a warm finish. Iím curious to try other years, based on some of these ratings. I enjoy Barley Wines, but this bottle is going down the drain.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured dark amber with a medium-sized light tan head. Aroma and flavor were very malty with lots of caramel, toffee, and some raisins, cherries, and dates. Quite sweet, low bitterness. Pretty boozy.
tmoreau (3624) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters displaying a rosy, coppery color, with a light layer of off white head foam that quickly diminished to a thin ring & film, and light streaks & spots of lacing. The nose was sweetness, cherry, vanilla, and some alcohol presence. The taste possessed a moderate hop bitterness, with soft carbonation, medium body, fair alcohol, but malt character that seemed a little low, especially for a barleywine. The finish yielded some dry astringency. A little disappointed, but the average flavor notes may have been due to the frosty condition of the bottle upon delivery.
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a dark red color with a white head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee, grass, pine and some citrus. The taste was a mix of citrus, grass, pine, toffee, dark fruits with some earth and biscuit. Tasty.
glennmastrange (2649) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy cereal, roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with date, wood, brown sugar and a faint hint of vinegar. Head is small, frothy, light beige with good lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is muddy medium brown with some medium sized chunks. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet and lightly acidic. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation. Though this Barley Wine leans toward the sweet side itís a nice mix of flavors in good balance.