schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
trade from queenholly....pours a copper brown with a soapy head....smells of yeast, floral, carmel, and malts...taste of is sweet then a bitter booze finish and hops...good beer this is my first barley wine so not much to compare to
koleminer20 (623) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle of 2013 vintage. The pour is a nice ruby color with a cream colored head that leaves a beautiful lace on the glass. The head does seem to fade right away. The aroma is initially very hoppy. There is a decent toffee presence and a nice malty profile on the back end, but the hopiness drowns out a bit here to start. The flavor is much of the same. The beginning is a bit bitter and then moves through the maltiness and caramel and toffee. The back end is a bit sweet. The mouth feel is a little thin and there is a light carbonation to try to help it out. The aftertaste is a little caramel-ish, but resoundingly bitter. Not too bad
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Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big rich malty and hoppy brew...all the flavors are there...caramel citrus pine hops. this one will get you blotto...great example of BW
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle served in a mug.
A: Pours a deep clear amber color firming a medium yellow creamy head. Good retention and tons of lacings formed and left in the glass
S: Delicious combination of toffee, caramel malts and American flowery hops. Biscuity
T: Sweet upfront. Toffee, caramel, caramel malts. Dark fruit esters. Biscuity. Flowery citrus hops. Excellent bittersweet balance. Molasses. Practically no alcohol sensation despite of the considerable ABV
M: Heavy creamy body. Good carbonation for the style. Sweet upfront and strong bitter aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. Just one more quality Sierra Nevada beet
[ BA Review @ 8/16/2012 ]
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deceptively bitter for a Bartley wine. Julie Gives. 2.5
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Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hipster, does it exist in the sierras? Yes it does. On tap at brewery would be a 5+++++ this Bronson is the quintessential BW... How they mix the hops the grain malt character and do the dirty dancing with the Swaze...I dunno. Hops malt rich rich thick malts without the bitterness from the grains is stupendilicious...
Sunlander (14) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fin gyllengul krona. Mörkt rödbrun i färgen. Söt och fruktig och rejält med humle. Lagom bitter eftersmak med toner av grape. En rejäl öl på 9,6% . Bra grejer.
JimmyBoy74 (240) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl systembolaget. Drack denna hemma hos Anna och Joakim på midsommarafton. Jag måste bara säga att denna öltyp är grym.
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, dark fruit, some caramel, and spice; More hops than I expected - good.
Maarten1993 (331) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank with Thijs 28-9-2014. Tastes more like a quad than a stout.. herby.. like Pannepot. Nice beer, rich taste. Not very compelling but also no weak points. Good dark beer.
teemoney (76) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Murkey amber-brown color with soapy off-white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops, and something like toffee or caramel. Taste is more bready malt, with a complex hop profile with some pine and citrus and flowers, a little caramel as well. Feel is smooth, medium body. This is my first barleywine, seems like an interesting style. Kind of unique flavors.