Christpuncher (510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best barley wine it have had. Had this at monkey paw. Nice and fruity but not a strong wine flavor. Pours a red color
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kaser (1769) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very fruity like punch. One of the first barleywines I've liked. Poured from draft at Monkey Paws at the Solemn Oath beer dinner. 8oz pour.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Wild Monk, served in a 10 oz. snifter.
A: Pours a mahogany color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. it recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.
S: Caramel and crystal malts on the nose with some sweetness and fruitiness. A little pine sap as well. Underlying booziness reminding you that itís %11.
T: The booze comes out much more in the taste than in the nose. The alcohol isnít medicinal, but rather slightly fruity. Not hot at all. It mixes with the fruity hops and pine tree like sap flavors with a heavily sweetened malt profile. Slight bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied, drinks like DIPA. Medium carbonation with a sweet finish.
O: The really drank like an old, boozy DIPA. I would have liked a heavier body with some more dark fruit flavors to bring it into the barleywine territory. Not bad overall though.
Serving type: on-tap
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Standard Market. Amber IPA color, but clearer. Thin head in a ring around the edge. My taste was too small in the tiny glass to get much of a sniff. Taste is not as hoppy as, say, Bigfoot, Focused more on the crystal roast malts, which let the alcohol come in and warm me up.
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at APEX, PDX, 26/05/13.
Clear chestnut brown with a thin light beige head.
Nose is toffee fudge, brown sugars, caramel, dates, figs, hint of booze.
Taste comprises sweet toffee, dark fruits, touch of booze, dates, prunes, dark sugars.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey sweet finish.
Ok BW, alcohol well integrated, solid enough but no world beater.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit of booze underneath brown sugar and a mild citrus and pine character.
pdx77 (785) - Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Apex. Deep, dark golden color. Aroma of candied apricot. Amazing sweet taste, with caramel, apricot, citrus, and a small hop kick. Finishes quite smoothly, with slight bitterness and alcohol note.
jstraw (1839) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerryís SO Event. Dark, clear red-amber with modest, creamy, off-white head / Sweet, winey nose of dark fruit, citrus, brown sugar, toast / Full but lean body, malty, sweet but not overly so, and syrupy, malty with modest hop balance and some bitterness on the finish / Flavors of spun sugar, brown sugar, toffee, orange peel, date, raisin, sherry, coffee, chocolate, cinnamon, clove / More of a bock style, with hops subdued.
bhiner41 (169) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber redish color, no head. Smells like gummy bears, with malt. Smooth mouth feel. A little bit of a burn in the finish. Could be dangerous if you are drinking a bunch.
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AWISLguy (927) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whirlyball in Vernon Hills. Pours a golden orange with a white head leaving some lacing. Aroma has lovely fruits, plus sweet caramel and more fruits. Taste is of fresh pitted fruits (mango, apricot?), citrus fruits, overripe fruits and sweet caramel. This is very good - not a barleywine guy, per se, but this may be the best Iíve had. Lotta taste and flavor. Some alcohol presence, but also not as strongly as other barleys.