jayzz (147) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of grapefruit. Beautiful looking beer. The hops confuse the palate some. Overall I won’t seek this beer out.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of pine, malts a fruit. Taste is caramel, alcohol and resin.
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scotchzombie (266) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours chestnut brown and a touch hazy with a fat and foamy yellow-tan head. Aroma is mild - spicy caramel malt, dark fruits and booze. Taste is malt and grapes, raisins and nuts over a bed of boozy hopped bitterness. Aftertaste leads bitter but fades a bit and does leave some roasted malt notes. A good beer and one of the better barleywines that I've had, but I'm not sure this is my style. The hop bitterness is just too confused with alcohol flavors.
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CaptBeatty (9) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer never impressed me, more bitter finish than flavor... Never understood the attention that it got. Then I aged one out for around five years. It really smoothed out as you would guess. There is still a bit of a finish, it is a barley wine after all, but not at all bracing. Rich mouthfeel. Robust, malty flavor that finishes with well balanced hop bitterness.
Beachmaster (41) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014 vintage in 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep copper, with a large, long-lasting light tan head. Nose is all hops. Taste is caramel and malt up front, and finishes with strong hop bitterness. Over-hopped for a barleywine.
bax (1029) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 02/02-2014)  low beige head, slightly unclear amber color, slightly alcohol malty aroma, some bitterness, dry hoppy aftertaste, full body.
gkeh (106) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014. Truly a "beast" of a beer. Sierra. Nevada gets it right here. The nose is very poignant hops. Breast, caramelly malts as well. Taste is an impeccable balance of bitter hops and sweet malts. The heat from the ETOH is there as well. Between this and Old Ruffian from Great Divide, I am.a huge fan of the Barleywine Style ale.
njnut (122) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into shaker. A red amber with nice off white head. Good carbs, head lasted long but moved with beer as drunk because of its thickness so little lace but a wall of head down the sides of glass when halfway done. Aroma was hard for me to nail. There is hops, malt, citrus and caramel. None stand out. Complex. Taste is a malty citrus. I expected more of a alcohol in the finish but it is nicely hidden. I get a long malt finish, some caramel. Mouth feel was oily. Very nice.
scottnasty420 (17) - - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer boasts on its label that it is a beast, an this holds true. Amazing beer. So many flavors working together.
Hopped_Silly (411) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage bottle. Amber pour, with a red hue. Subtle aromas of deep, caramelized orange citrus and floral hops. Big mouthfeel, with soft carbonation. Balanced overall. Flavors of bitter orange citrus and bitter florals, cloak a dark caramel malt core, and give a fuzzy numbness to the tongue. A more austere, masculine styled Barlywine, as aromas and flavors are more deep, restrained and tightly wrapped at this time. This needs time to develop and release. I wish I could score this higher, though it's just not complex and refined enough just after release.. This is one to age.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...