blklab2007 (1618) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can poured a very dark brown bordering on black with a thin coating of tan head. Aroma has chocolate malt, dark fruit, mild hop bitterness, and caramel. Mouth feel is light and there is medium high carbonation. Flavor has a malted cocktail. chocolate, mild hops, and some bitterness.
Caytinator (577) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz on tap. Not as aromatic as other barleywines, and relatively simple in taste. Definitely not my favorite, but drinkable in large quantities. I do taste many notes mantiones in the description but they are somewhat muted, lacks that warm barleywine "punch" Iím used to
jsquire (2957) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep garnet color out of the tap with a foamy beige head. For some reason I got a lot of cherry out of this beer, including a cherry cough syrup nose. Cherry syrup, smokey grains, bitter chocolate and a long dusty finish. Didnít seem like a barley wine.
JennyJam (35) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with decent white head that stays put most of the way through. Delicious malty flavors of chocolate, toasted toffee, caramel and even graham cracker and raisin/dates with a slight hoppy bitterness. Nice medium body and great creamy texture. Finishes quickly but doesnít dry out to fast to ruin the flavor profile. This is my first barleywine and it was delicous! I canít wait to have another!
radarsock (480) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap @ 1702, June 19th, 2012, 3:46 pm.
Pours a coalescent fusain-colored coating and has an off-beige head, foamy and nevertheless pleasurable to look at as everyone else at the bar sipped their bland-looking IPAs whilst watching the game. Smells and tastes cooperatively of grill char, lactose, assorted edible seeds, messy coffee confections and slight hop bitterness on all sides. Creamily spirited as far as mouthfeels go; altogether bittersweet yet not necessarily chocolatey. Certainly smooth, almost silken to the touch, and insanely drinkable. I see this more in-style as an imperial stout, though.
kathouse (574) - Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown with nice tan foam. Aroma of chocolate and toasted malts. Medium body with low carbonation. Flavor of nuts, chocolate, and expresso. Nice finish.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful mahogany body, decent beige cream head. Mildly roasty nose with a nice dollop of black patent. Body is rather thin, watered down roastiness. Nice flavors, but too diffuse. A bit of burnt paper on the finish. Just never comes together for me.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler from superdave 2/13/11.
dark. black coffee color with a tan head. spots of foam get left behind as the head retreats.
aromas of coffee, cream/lactose, mild ash, chocolate, dark raisins and loads of cotton candy.
the palate is only mildly sweet... big doses of drying hops keep it in check enough to become enjoyable. add in a rather thinnish body (for the style, traditionally) and i could get into this.
the flavor shares most of the notes from the aroma... but there is a coconut-brown sugar-chocolate chip- cookie thing going on without the sugar.
i like itís unbarleywine... 7/4/7/4/14
Terminus (2893) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewpub 4/9/11 Pours deep brown with a small kacki head-nose of carmel malts woody notes and earthy hops. flavors of woody hops lite roast carmel slight alcohol and licorice. Decent brew but seems to be over-hyped by the locals. Come on SanTan, bring on Fire It UP!!!!
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown pour. Tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruit, light hops, lactose. Flavor is sweet and rich, nice resin hops to balance this one. Good beer. Really good.