DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber color, thick white head and lacing. Lightly hopped aroma, caramel, coconut, pecans, maybe some honey as well, hints of alcohol. Hits very hoppy and bitter at first, giving way to a hugely sweet body. Basically this is a fruity barleywine, lighter on the palate and quicker in the finish.
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heck yeah. Pours a hazy amber-orange with a fairly substantial khaki head that settles to a ring and leaves some spotty, soapy lace. Nose involves a nice melange of spicy and sweet with some maple, orange, caramel, a predominant tart wheat note, some toasted malt, peaches, apricots, citrus, and some alcohol vapors. Quite sweet, fairly bitter, big flavor all around. Thick, viscous, oily, sticky, full bodied, with a long warm bitter toasty finish. Pretty damn tasty, quite an enjoyable experience.
DSG (5632) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of stale american hops, malt and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor with malt, fruitiness, caramel, stale hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied, a bit oily.
Weezel (164) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aromas of apple, spice, and a hint of bourbon malt. Mouthfeel is decent for the style, but a little bit thin. Taste doesnít follow up the aroma though. Good wheated malt flavor just not a lot of depth. This is the 2014 version that was aged on oak chips, but they donít really provide anything more.
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - 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 (7585) - 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 (3401) - Coxís 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 (34) - 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? Doesnít work for me. Fruity and sweet with hops upfront and on forever. Probably would go for a good IPA instead of this when Iím in that kind of mood next time. Donít drink cold, much better warmer as more wheat and fruit flavors emerge.
_angst_ (2564) - GŲteborg, 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 olí 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 (1972) - 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 Iíve had. A treat.
olr1984 (1036) - 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.