drfabulous (3977) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can thanks to Lectvay. Big caramel and toffee notes. Some dried fruit. Some brown sugar sweetness. Alcohol comes through a bit, but it should at this level. Pretty nice. A sipper.
tderoeck (4674) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/VII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - BB: n/a (2014-703) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the can!
Clear red to red brown beer, nice smooth creamy light beige head, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, grains, cow stable, hay profile, fruity, jam from red fruits, hint of chlorine. MF: soft carbon, full body, thick chewy texture. Taste: very sweet, sugary, not cloying though, fruity, strawberry jam, caramel, some vanilla. Aftertaste: sweet, mandarins, soft bitterness, bit sour, resinous, hoppy, dried fruits, caramel, malty.
jcartamdg (1981) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Taste is malty with a big alcohol burn. Not as smooth as I’d like it.
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a nice brown with caramel and booze on the nose. Taste is solid, not overly boozy or hot. Hoppy, sweet caramel but good. Nothing standout but certainly drinkable, especially considering the abv.
Jimsal27 (243) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can via trade. Pours goldenbrown with a short lived beige head. Smell is sweet malt, caramel and alcohol. Nice sweet malt and caramel flavor. Strong hop finish. Too bitter for my taste. Very full, creamy mouthfeel.
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can via trade with Buckeyeboy.
Trouble cuivré, col crémeux blanc cassé.
Arôme de grains concassés, houblonné citronné moyen sur un bouquet fermenté liassant paraitre des effluves résineuses subtiles, léger fruité noir et sucré en rétro.
Palais est épais presque huileux, note de grains, houblonné en retrait qui procure des sensations résineuses; Chinook? Léger malt caramel, sucre collant aux lèvres avec un rappel légèrement liquoreux. Citronné moyen ajoutant à la balance houblonnée. Petite épaisseur venant d’avoine?
NeoHippie2 (990) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of Lectvay, thank you sir! Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Aromas of booze, toffee, dates, brown sugar, and raisin. Flavor is sweet at first but finishes with a touch of hops and a slight alcohol bite. Respectable brew, not as well-balanced as I would have liked but still tasty.
Fritz123 (1001) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from a trade extra...thanks Darrel! Pours a thick, medium brown with a hint of orange. Thick frothy head that lasted about 2 minutes. Sporadic lacing in the snifter. Aroma is a malt bomb with caramel, vanilla, booze, spice, and orange peel. The taste is powerful (especially as it warms it loosens up). Malt, caramel, vanilla, orange peel, dark bread, and booze. Extremely thick, oily beer. Almost a little too thick for my tastes. Malt bomb finishes boozy at the end. Heavier carbonation than the style usually finds. There was a kind of bitter hoppiness to it that was unique. Not bad.
stevoj (2148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Initial assault of malt, alcohol becomes more prevalant s it warms. Amber body with thin soapy head. Right in the wheelhouse for a barley wine
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to douglas88 for this one. I think this is my very first barleywine in a can experience, cool. The 12oz-er pours with an opaque amber body with copper hues and supporting a thin light tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up musty sweet malts and sticky pine hop resin as well as faint booze. The taste delivers plenty of resiny pine hop bitterness supported nicely by sweet malts, a touch of molasses, sweet booze and some prune to raisin like sweet dark fruity esters. It later picks up a mild earthy hoppiness that joins in toward the finish creating addition depth, interest and harmony. Nice stuff indeed.