RmmHronek (169) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is supposedly a combination of a barley wine and a wheat beer. It is lovely. It has a big, malty sweet nose, nice golden-amber color, and a smooth wheat-like finish. Itís got a bit of heat and lacks some head retention, but all in all, itís really good!
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a copper with a small tan head. Aroma is of toffee and brown sugar. Flavor is more toffee, caramel and a very spicy wheat malt backbone. Finish has a very herbal grain and earthy malt. Alcohol is well hidden. This is a decently flavored barley wine with a nice harvest fresh wheat.
rlgk (8445) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Somewhat hazy/golden beer with a small beige head. Malty nutty aroma, barley, bready, caramel, vinous notes, figs, grass, some plums and pear, spicy notes, some dark bread. Malty nutty flavor, bready, grainy, grass, dark bread, vinous notes, salty, hop notes, caramel, a little roasted, fruity, some figs and dades. Alcohol is very well hidden.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber color, aroma of wheat, toffee, burnt caramel, flavors of wheat, toffee, burnt caramel, booze, the tartness of the wheat balances well with the sweet malt, med body, very enjoyable
MaartenRF10 (1365) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally a good beer! Itís been way to long since my last decent beer...Lovely barley wine aroma and taste. Quiet high on carbo and body could have been fuller, but still great beer!
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is what and sweet. Taste is creamy, smooth, refreshing, wheat. Little sweetness and creamy at the end. Well balanced. Easy to drink.
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of lace but no head. Aroma of bread & wheat. Lots of alcohol. Some coconut and a little sugar. This was a lot like drinking a piece of bread.
NikkTwist (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Dark amber pour. Slight head quickly disappeared to nothing. Huge smooth barleywine. Mostly toasted wheat flavors. Smooth tasting but the high alcohol hits you quick. Sweetish, but less sweet than many barleywines. Complex wheat flavors but not much more there. Just a ton of alcohol.
tmoreau (1918) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and served to a snifter with a hazed, orange/amber, a finger width of off white froth & bubbles, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was a light nose of fruitiness, soft wheat, and a touch of caramel. The flavor, on the other hand, was strong & boozy alcohol warmth, sweetness, a touch of tartness, some syrupy texture, medium to full body, soft carbonation, and a light silkiness to the mouthfeel. Mellowed out more as it warmed, or my system was beginning to adapt. Still lethal at this point, and a slow sipper to be sure!
RABinVA (990) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 growler. Pours a slick amber with no head. Coppery citrus aroma. Taste is fairly hop forward and noticeably less sweet than a barleywine. A bit thick and syrupy with a good alcohol burn. Nothing special, but dangerously drinkable.