MHOSKINS (73) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Barley Wine! I tasted straight from the Brewery Tap room. Very pleasant experience. This beer definitely has a kick, but is also smooth. A very good Barley Wine. Love the name!!!
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Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from Jubilation on a recent trip to Albuquerque. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small head that rapidly dissipates. Aroma is sweet and boozy, with some dark fruit and caramelized sugar. Taste is milder than the aroma, and crisp on the palate with a boozy aftertaste.
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Hopstrr (1) - Murphy, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Chicken Killer wasn’t a bad barleywine by any means but it lacked in hopbite which i’m generally useto in a barleywine.
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 21, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Harsh initial alcohol smell at first pour, but dissipates. Tastes exactly like the alcohol smell. Made a tingling sensation in my mouth. I've never poured a beer out but I had to with this. Very disappointed.
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NachlamSie (2751) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber received as a birthday gift. pours a really cloudy brown with a tall white head. The aroma has notes of toffee, a fruit bouquet, pineapple, wood. Hm, I wasn’t expecting much but this actually really good. The flavor is juicy with pineapple hints, a well balanced brown sugar sweetness, a little earth, chocolate covered raisins, The finish is hearty with a pleasing evidence of higher alcohol, toasted brown sugar, residual bitterness and a complex malt profile. For a straight forward barleywine, this is one of the best I’ve had in a long while.
freeofthoughts (648) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange amber with a slightly yellowish off white froth. The aroma is lightly toasted grains with a medicinal tone and some dark fruity booze. The flavor is dense of barley and robust yeast flavors. There is a quick warming from the healthy amount of grain sugars. It starts simple and grainy, then the carbonation livens the palate with lightly sugary sweet grain balanced by some slightly crisp German hop flavor of herbs and something nutty near wood flavored. The finish is robust and lingers of light hop bitterness with a punchy yeast driven warming booze leaving dark apples, raisins, and a cloying near fig. Nice balance leaving the beer open and easy to drink. Nothing out of this world but an enjoyable pick up for the price, as I got through the bottle and it warmed I enjoyed it more.
vipinvelp (2122) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark copper color with light brown foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is barley, alcohol and caramel. Taste is quite bitter with alcohol clearly present. Surprising aftertaste, changing from initial sweet to bitter and back again. Have to drink this slowly. (Houston 201301)
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 (623) - 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