Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sugary toffee, honey and alcohol. Bright amber color, medium carbonation, floaty suspension. Long, harsh almost sweet flavor, like a very bitter run maybe. Some backburn in the finish - a real gut punch. Nonetheless a smooth and soft drinking experience, though it weighs a ton. Unique entry into an expanding field.
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Daily Growler. Clear amber color with a thin white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of bready malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a toffee and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours coppery-orange with a thin, off-white head.
Caramel, sticky fruit, almost honeyed aroma.
Tropical fruit, wheat malt, wood flavours....
A bit of alcohol sting.
Slightly peppery, tropical hop notes.
Swamp_Thing (38) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer. Strong hops even for an American barley wine, a new American style? Doesn’t work for me. Fruity and sweet with hops upfront and on forever. Probably would go for a good IPA instead of this when I’m in that kind of mood next time. Don’t drink cold, much better warmer as more wheat and fruit flavors emerge.
_angst_ (3036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of ye ol’ rotbox, bought @ Olbutikken many fortnights ago. 2009 vinage. Pours clear deep copper with a small fizzy goldenish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is malty and slightly oxidized with caramel, biscuits, hay, moist soil, resinous wood, toffee, alcohol, leather, orange zest and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and slightly oxidized with heavy caramel, hay, leather, alcohol, dates, raisins, orange zest, resinous wood, cookie dough, golden syrup, lemon zest and liquorice root. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny sticky sweet, tiny oily bitter, tiny astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with caramel, biscuits, alcohol, hay, soil, leather, resinous wood and dates. Solid aged US-style barley wine.
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber (bottle conditioned in 2014 and 10.8% ABV) poured into the Duvel tulip glass. Nose is candi, caramel and a tad farm-y (probably the wheat). Boozy and sweet which is quite satisfying going down the pipes. Slight hop kick, which would probably be stronger in a lighter beer. Smoother than the barleywines I’ve had. A treat.
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle pours a bright copper with a tan head. Sweet malt and fruit aroma. Taste is the same with a bit of a harsh finish.
BrewBoxer (2123) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft a the growler NYC. Pours a nice looking tan color. Kind of syrupy and boozy. Pretty well balanced. Decent
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drfabulous (4175) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. 2014 vintage. Clear orange brown color. Caramel sweetness with some fruity finish. Bit of syrup.
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Mildly hazy orange-copper-brown body, interesting color for sure. The head is short and short lived, odd for a beer so high in wheat. It settles to a thin white transparent coating with a dish soap esque ring.
Aroma: The aroma leans fruity, hints of tannins, and a harsh nail polish esque scent. The nail polish is very light, but hits my nose as I back away. The fruit reminds me a bit of a mix of red apples and semi-sweet cherries, perhaps a hint of sweet orange. There’s a slightly funky sweet malt aroma I can’t really pinpoint. The nail polish aroma drags this down a bit though, otherwise is smells nice.
Taste: The intro is a nice sweet, slightly spicy, maltiness with hints of dry oak tannins. The mid-taste introduces a sort of cranberry and apple like flavor that is enjoyable. The finish is rather harsh though, there’s a big spice presence, sort of peppery, with booze. The booze shows and lingers on the palate with the spiciness that I imagine is coming from the hops, perhaps even a little bit of mint lingers. This is very nice until the finish.
Palate: The body is medium with a juice like texture and light carbonation.
Overall: Boy this is pretty harsh, I’m not sure I even want to drink half of the bottle, let alone the full one. The booze really grates after a few sips and it’s rather unpleasant.
This bottle says aged on oak chips. I’m not sure if this belongs here or the oak aged version. One would assume Oak-aged but that seems rather rare and this is plentiful.