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 (9737) - 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.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours ruddy brown with a TON of sediment. So much so that between that, and the rancid flavor, there had to be something wrong here. I could barely drink one sip of this before pouring it out. I hope to come accross this again and try to see if the first one was bad. Until I do, my rating will have to stand.
jrob21 (2706) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one from Old MrCrow. Caramle aroma with big sweetness. Slight metallic bitter hops. Big of an unpleasant alcoholic bite on the finish. Reminds me more of a double IPA than a barley wine. Pours cloudy brown with a decent tan head.
drewbeerme (3880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. 2008 vintage. pours ruby with thin soapy off white head. aroma is a bit metallic, citrusy hops, caramel malts, also a bit soapy and thin aroma. flavors are citrus and leathery hop notes with caramel malts, the medium tends to feel prickly, and the finish is rather metallic-tiny. perhaps age could help this beer cuz it certainly couldn’t hurt it.
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
purchased at 99 bottles in federal way, washington.
pours a clear copper with a thin egg-shell head.
smell of caramel, fruit, spice.
taste is watery, spice, pepper, touch of caramel, some fruit, slight bitter ending.
after4ever (6328) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours murky, grainy dark brown with thin grayish rim. Big sweet malt nose--brown bread, orange peel, caramel, brown sugar. Medium, cream body that does get a bit watery here and there but still maintains nice dimensionality. The bread and oranges are back for the mid-palate, along with the sugar and caramel, joined by roast and toasted nuts. This has a lot of complexity and would age well--maybe exceptionally well. Surprised how much this one has to offer after just 6 months on the floor.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma was a strange candied smell. Tastes of bitter fruit, dry hops, caramel, and spice. Palate had a unique dry feeling. Thanks to Old Mr Crow for this one.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
solidly strong bite to the nose, classic barleywine aroma. beautiful bronze, faint head. light bodied for a barleywine, the flavors of wood, raw sugar cane and burnt cherry are muted with a chewy leafy hop finish.