BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster – Beveridge Place Barleywine Bacchanal – Seattle, WA
Aroma: Strong super sweet malty Barleywine aroma.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: This beer hit the marks and the malts and sweetness where wonderful. A super brew.
Palate: Dry with a great finish.
Overall: This brew was the shizzle for the night and hit the tasting meter very high in our book.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
05 vintage on tap at BPP. Lots of brown sugar and maple and still too much alcohol bite after a couple of years. Tasty, but nothing special.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a big mess of a barleywine, fragrant hops, aroma is cheap perfume and warm alcohol notes. Lots of alcholic heat in the flavor, rich and brown sugary sweet, with a hint of fruity citrus rinds. Unbalanced.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy dark amber colour. Slight dark fruit amidst a rich dark malt aroma. Light perfumey hop. Soft, but kind of astringent. Some late heat. Chewy, big, yeasty and lots of citrusy hops. Not entirely focused.