Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
August 2010. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Dark brown with a large tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, roasted malt, caramel and spice. Awesome mouthfeel and lightly bitter finish.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum! Have had this in the cellar and forgot about it! What a pleasant surprise! Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma consists of coffee, roasted malt, toffee, caramel and dark dried fruits. Flavor follows with a little bit of the roasted malt and coffee, toffee, caramel, raisin, dried fig and a whisper of dried cherry. There is a lingering bitterness that dries everything out on the finish (like an aged bigfoot). Very drinkable, Iím sad that this was my last bottle. Overall, Iím very impressed and thankful that I hung onto this as long as I did
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/05/2011: Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Estate Black
Barleywine Ale... Aroma: Caramelized maltiness; citrusy hops
lurking. Appearance: Deep brown, ruby highlights; thick, lasting
mocha-colored head. Flavor: Caramel and roasted malts; sharp spicy
and earthy hops; coca nibs; sweeter citrus comes through in the
finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; smooth. Overall: Good,
non-offensive, unique; worth having once.
1 pt 9.4 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle (Alc 10.2% by Vol) shared
by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #518 for this beer.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whispering Willows Liquor: Created a monstrous sizing of foamed head which took several minutes to retreat while the liquid was a darkish brown color that was completely opaque. As for the aroma, my nose is greeted with a bold scent of malts that suggest a variety of scents such as caramel, toffee brittle, pistachio ice cream, cigar smoke, and dried fruit. The flavor is intensely tart and seem as though some of the yeast has started to break down heavily which I can only assume is the cause why this barleywine tastes like this. Other than that this does have a rich base of caramelized malts that have a sweet taste of maple syrup with just a touch of bitter hops.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Pours dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla, and pine. Very good.
maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Big-times prunes and freshly baked bread. Initial is a lot of heavy dark sugar / sugar balances out with the hopping > a sudden and satisfying change from initial to mid palate / finish is smooth and also quite sugary. Pleasant, rich, with a richly interesting route through the palate stages. Good stuff
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought about 2 years ago. Nose of earthy hops, licorice, chocolate, alcohol burn. Sweet and earthy flavour, grassy, smooth, hops still great, with a peppery bitter finish. Nicely smooth and well integrated.
KansaiBeerLvrs (875) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty sharing at Tadgís party, a good time was had by all! Bottle. It poured a dark brown/black with no real head. It was a very nice black barleywine. It had a fantastic chocolate aroma, lovely creamy mouthfeel, sweet chocolate, boozy but smooth taste with a bit of astringeancy in the aftertaste, excellent stuff.
ReggieDunlap (2772) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head...nice lacing. Aroma has mild cadied and dark fruits atop firm roastiness. Flavor has nice roastiness, subtle dark fruit, and hints of coffee and vanilla. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a roasty/slightly bitter warming finish...tasty!
beechner224 (204) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from the bottle. Been saving a few for a couple years now. Smells just like a barleywine. Nice tan head and looks a dark dark brown, close to black. Taste is great. The hops of subsided since I last tasted it. Very good beer. Still tastes like a barleywine, but you get a hint of the roasted character, just enough to know something is different here. Glad I still have more. Cant wait to see how if changes still.