Leafs93 (1377) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a medium head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is caramel, toast, citrus and pine. Very surprised to pick up so much hops in a barley wine. Sweet with moderate bitters. Silky smooth.
djd07 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is a faint grain and oak. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet vanilla malt and oak with boozey finish. Good.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a hazy garnet brown. Tight off white head leaves minimal lacing.
S - Roasted caramel malt, doughy fruit bread, dark cherries, some tropical fruit.
T - Loads of caramel and toffee, caramelized brown sugar. Sugary cherries and fig brighten up the dense toffee while mild leafy and citrus hops breakthrough and add some spiciness. Bits of bitter pecan and pepper on the finish.
M - Full thick body, chewy and creamy at times.
Not sure how old this is buts it’s on the sweeter side of things, in a good way. Very rich and lots of complexity. This is more of a really well put together English Barleywine than it’s American counterpart.
Serving type: bottle
sfontain (673) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber, Andersons. A-holes next door are burning wood and I have my windows open, but here goes. Ruby-garnet pour, strong light tan head dissipates into a medium ring; very sparse covering; small head is revived with swirling. Aroma is vinous, oak, red-brown malt, some caramel, and evident alcohol. Big flavor with a moderately heavy dose of booziness; oak is evident here, and the alcohol is not well-hidden, probably just peeking over into the wrong side of astringent. Lots of frothy carbonation; not quite fizzy and not quite silky but definitely smooth. I’ll take Insanity over this in a heartbeat but this is in the same vein and very, very tasty.
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. bronze with a small head. Malts dominate with a sweet aftertaste.Medium body and amazingly easy to drink considering its strength. A top class beer.
AR (856) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong aroma and flavor. Strong cognac mixed with a molasses malt. Sweet and sippable.
Gorm (89) - sandnes, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ubestrmmelig god lukt. Virkelig god smak. Lite carbonering. Et virkelig tungt men lettdrukket øl.
nilsas (68) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Et ubestemmelig øl. Veldig mildt på smak. Nesten som det smaker mel. Likevell et godt øl som bør prøves.
Fritz123 (235) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Pig. Tulip. Sweet aroma of fruit and nectars. Taste of malts, alcohol and sweet fruit. I found the aftertaste rather tart and biting.
fugitive (1032) - Athens, GREECE - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color unclear amber with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, hop, ginger, alcohol. Taste sweet, caramel, spicy, fruits, alcohol.
JStax (1671) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured on draft. Pours a darker brown with a beige ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is grainy, boozy, and malty. Taste is hefty malt and alcohol. Maybe with a year or two of age, this might get a little more pleasant, but as it stands, this beer really doesn’t do much for me.