BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice creamy and malty flavor with a robust hoppiness. Pours golden brown with a medium head.
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boFNjackson (4007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2011 vintage)... Poured rusty red with a thin head. Just a year old and showing signs of aging. Note to self: Drink fresh from now on. Sort of a soy sauce character on both the nose and the flavor. Mild, mellow carbonated mouthfeel. Sweetness and oxidation initially on the palate. Some smooth wheaten flavors, and mild alcohol warmth.
maxwelldeux (2944) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-copper color with almost no head. Not a lot of smell to this one, but I get some hints of wheat and alcohol to the nose. Very strong. Some you can feel and taste the high alcohol content in this, and it’s very effervescent on the palate. Interesting.
RmmHronek (170) - 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. It’s got a bit of heat and lacks some head retention, but all in all, it’s really good!
thegreenrooster (3060) - 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 (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (1453) - 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! It’s 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 (1415) - 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 (877) - 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.