sebletitje (5983) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of ibrew2or3.
Pours brown - orange with beige head.
Aroma of caramel malts with floral hops.
Taste, plenty of caramel, barley and malts. Grainy with a light bitter finish.
markwise (4092) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a caramel brown with a nose of caramel, sugar, maple, vanilla, toffee, honey, and aroma hops. Flavor is same with smooth alcohol presence and distinguished hops. Good stuff.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of citrus, grapefruit, honey, caramel, some floral hops. Flavor is sweet and malty as well with predominant notes of barley, caramel, toffee, citrus and nuts. Generally medium body with a pleasing bitter malt finish.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with caramel and sweet malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Good.
luttonm (1755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Re-rate from draft, August 2012 at The Pine Box, Seattle. Rosy orange, bubbly head. Sweet melon, fruity aroma. Watermelon fresh, ice tea. Hot hoppy syrup. Quite interesting and uber tasty. Smart and fun.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish copper pour with lots of sticky lace and a great foamy head. The aroma is toasty, dark fruity, floral, earthy and a touch citrusy. Flavors are extremely similar with soft sweetness, fruit, and hops. Very thin body.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber that’s been in my cellar for a while. Poured deep garnety-copper with a larger-bubbled ring of tan head.. not the best presentation, but I liked the color. The aroma picked up rich, aged caramelization with darker fruits and toffee.. accents of peppery alcohol and light cardboard.. almost a vinous character at the back, which may be an interesting and welcome byproduct of age. The flavor opened with brighter dried pine needles and peppery notes with aged caramel and pale malts behind.. finished with an abrasive bitterness of unknown origin and some metallic notes. Medium-bodied and increasingly sharp and sour as it progressed.. the overt alcohol notes were held in check.. went downhill from the initial impression.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle cellared from Belmont Station 2006--Poured deep amber-chestnut body with a small wispy off-white head. Nose of sticky malts (caramel) and grapefruit and pine hops. Great carbonic mouthfeel that bolstered flavor of rich complexities. Very nice hops presence. A wonderful barley wine!
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Thinkin’ ‘Bout Thirteen Hours O’ Drinkin’ (tew man wrecking crew)… Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, swirling, white head. Caramel and grapefruit are the main attractions in the aroma. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Well-balanced. Moderately acidic. Pungent, then dry finish. Thanks to mgumby10 for sharing the bottle!
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky, yeaaty, caramel brown, with a tiny, swirly off white head. Smells of some sweet caramel malt, light bready yeast, and some sweet dark fruits as well. The flavor is pretty hoppy for a barley wine, which stood out alot. Definite big malt presence wa there for balance, wit hthe finish being abound with hop bitterness. Maybe even a touch too bitter in the finish, could have toned it down some. Maybe less hops. Still decent.