UDBeernut (2152) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bottle pours brown, beige head. Bread, toast, malt, biscuit, some caramel. Generally sweet, mild flowers. Big body, slight cardboard.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, tasting at Ferris’
Dark amber color, clean, with small head. The aroma is a bit cheesy, some Parmigiano Reggiano. Decent body strength, just moderate sweetness; some caramel flavor, some malt, light Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and a fair amount of bitterness, and hop resins.
Good beer, nothing exceptional though,
Ferris (7579) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Caramel, toffee and some umame. As it warms, light butterscotch. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Burnt caramel, toffee and a long finish. Sweet and some nice bitterness to balance. Decent.
ACHops (949) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Uber. Pours medium orangish copper with very thin white head. Aroma is hefty sweet dark caramel malt and booze. Taste is likewise - big sticky caramel malt, plenty boozy but sweetness is actually restrained. Body rather thin for the style and only light hops for balance. I’d expect a bit more complexity from a barleywine.
fcjack1 (234) - Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from world beers. Pours dark Amber. Thin white head. Scent is mostly booze, some caramel. Taste is sweet very boozy. Might have opened this one up a little too soon. Still pretty good.
jandd1983 (3144) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of biscuit, floral and earthy hops. The taste was of biscuits, light fruit, raisins, citrus and earthy bitterness. Decent
Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at esbls. Light brown. This is subtle and has no heat. Fruity with lots of malts and some yeast. Decent.
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at a barley wine tasting. And noticeably the worst of the evening. Pours a clear amber color with a small head on it. Nose has some slight caramel elements, and seems a bit harsh to me. Taste was light and I actually found that there wasn’t much to this beer. Meh.
superspak (3331) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, late 2013 bottling. Pours slightly hazy deep orange copper color with a small fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, caramel, grapefruit, orange zest, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/toasted malt and light-moderate citrus hop notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, caramel, toast, toffee, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and light-moderate citrus hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English barleywine. All around good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber courtesy of riversideAK, thanks Alex! It pours with a murky copper body that has gold hues and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up hoppy pine, floral and citrus hops along with thick malty sweetness laced with a light amount of fruity esters and booze. The taste is pretty thick and rich with malt sweetness, resiny pine and grapefruit flowing around into floral hops as well as a touch of soap and sweet fruity esters. This is big and sweet and hoppy and interesting. It has enough sweetness and that touch of fruity esters that it seems like it wants to be an English style barleywine but the resiny bitter hops get in the way. The other way around it seems the sweetness and esters get in the way of this being a solid American style barleywine. Interesting