DrnkMcDermott (2870) - 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.
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
8th March 2015
Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Thin malts, touch of bitter toffee. Savoury bitterness in the mid. Trace of dry cream. Mild marmalade. Little spice and mild aniseed. Finishes semi dry and with juicy peel. Mild bitter linger. Not bad at all and drinks under it’s abv, but lacks the malt backbone to make it great.
bierenjoyer1 (74) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scents of malts with a touch of sweetness. Good medium copper brown with some foam. I let the beer sit for about 20 minutes to acclimate which really helps beers of this type so as to get all of flavor out. I experienced rich flavor of malt, a bit of cinnamon, spice, a touch of sweet but not too much which is perfect for me. The palate is really nice. Overall, I would definitely get this beer again.
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft sweetness and malt on the nose. Medium bodied, sticky malt and toast, sweet with a touch of bitterness. Lingering bitterness over sweet sticky malt.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the End of History tasting. Aroma is iced tea, orange rind, and caramel. Pours deep amber with a nice lacing and foam head. Taste is southern sweet tea, sweet malts, dark fruits and a light citrus zest. Nice american BW.
Jow (2489) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at End of History tasting. pretty amber pour with nise smell of dark fruits and candy. tastes of caramel, earth, biscuits, toast, prunes, and burnt sugar. sticky caramel palate and some alcohol.
jtclockwork (10263) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Bottle shared by me at End of History tasting. Pours orange with tan head. Nose/taste of orange peel, florals, candi sugar, caramel and bready toffee. Medium body.
vtafro (4413) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Orange pour with tan head. Hoppy grass and fruit flavors, hop tones with a touch of malty sweetness. Too hoppy for my taste in barley wines.
tgncc (2993) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At jtclockwork’s. The aroma is candi sugar, fruit, bread. The appearance is slightly hazy orange. The flavor is fruit, candy, bread. The finish is fruit, pine. Medium thick in body. Nice.
rxeight (1736) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Spicy and a touch sweet. Not a bit impressed. Can see solemn oath is up to the same stuff.
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I will start out by saying this rating is for the bottled version I've been to the brewery and had it on tap and cask vastly preferred the cask version thought it was one of the better barley wines I've had better than behemoth. Not nearly as boozy allowed the malts to shine with a nice low carb and booze warmth great on cask. Probably will develop much better after cellaring. Anyways in the bottle the malts don't come through nearly as much neither does the nice warm aroma a lot of the delicious flavor is trumped by the alcohol flavor. It pours beautifully clear nice dark red color. It's definitely a delicious barley wine gets much better as it gets to room temp just not nearly as good as what I had before.
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