danielcurtis81 (1511) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Getting notebook online. Bottle 2007. Very malty with sweetness. Roasted malt some caramel, a bit or dark dried fruits. Very good.
radarsock (482) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hot and sedative, this barley wine with its leathery mouthfeel and caramelized and earthy-bitter flavors, extends my expectations. It was definitely boozy, but I favored its warmth. A little nutty, resembling toasted pecans and almonds, by mid-palate; smoke also prevalent by its bitey finish. I liked this.
LiMuBai (87) - - MAY 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice tan head and a clear roasted pecan color. The piney & citrus aroma hits you first. Medium middle with a bitter finish.
RichTheVillan (849) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark copper pour with thin beige head, sugary sweet aroma, piney hop taste with caramel sweetness, high level of bitterness, some spiciness, ABV is present.
hackobock (273) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. 2012 version. Pours red with a lasting small bubble off-white head. Resin, caramel, grapefruit, figs and alcohol in the aroma. Taste is caramel with a strong bitter backbone. Medium/full bodied.
Ret12 (377) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very malty poured a deep red to almost brown color. Upfront with slight roasty malt flavors and a nice bitter hop finish.
Jow (1380) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Call this the month of me filling in gaps in my beer resume. Really should have rated this years ago but anyways on tapnat Stagshead figured about time. Pours reddish copper with beige head and lovely nose of piney hops. Tastes of pine, resin, junipers, burnt caramel, cherry, red licorice, and some earth. Chewy palate and lingering finish.
ShaneJ (97) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Plonk (2013 release). Dark reddish-amber, strong resiney/piney hop aroma with some sweet caramel and butterscotch sneaking through, maybe some banana cake too. Flavour is all hop bitterness up front but sweet malt and some alcohol warmth round out a really nice (winter) beer. "It’s a barley wine, Jim, but not as we know it". Excellent.
gramity (1057) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop dominant with notes of pine blending into caramel notes. Amber with a small quickly fading head. Bitter with only minor malt balance. Medium plus to full bodied with a long bitter finish.
dfearnley (325) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 bottle to flute
Chocolate, hops, and juniper. Deep amber with a thin ring like head. Taste is hoppy, and a bit malty.
Sevenlee (886) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Pours an amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, hops, caramel and fruits. Taste is high sweet malty leading to a well balanced bitterness in the finish. Bloody awesome! Sierra Nevada never fails to please!