savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, caramel, oak and some citrus hops. Flavor is caramel malt, dry oak, bitter hops and some mild alcohol. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Great barley wine, the oak goes great with the base beer.
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at shortys . Deep brown color. Taste is sweet of toffee and smokey taste. Little boozy with a nice aftertaste.
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DenverLogan (773) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 22 oz bottle...probably a few months old.
Poured in a medium Duvel glass.
Dark amber with small head & lace.
Light malt aroma.
Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark roasted malts, caramel, oak barrel, sweet malts, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, powder sugar, molasses. Big and bold, strong, rich, robust with a prominent malt body, and for me, balanced and very tasty.
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of Jesterdeal. Thanks. Pours a roan brown color with a small beige head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The nose is somewhat pungent with classic barleywine aromas of toffee, roasted grains, sherry, vanilla and some oak. The taste features toffee, caramel, earthy hops and a touch of sherry. The mouthfeel was uneven starting thin but building to a pasty conclusion, and the carbonation was soft. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: A decent BW that should age well.
BoostIPA (1210) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a translucent brown with minimal head. Aromas of sugar plum fairies, spices and christmas trees. Tastes sweet with little appreciable hop bite. Molasses, brown sugar. Sticky. Dessert in a glass. Not a fan.
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
s/o to DrSilverworm for the share. pours cloudy dark brownish orange. Red? Purple? Who’s been fucking with my medicine? 1.5cm head recedes quickly to a tiny tiny ring. agitation restores it to a thin pancake. Creamy fruit and molasses in the nose. This smells gooooood. Mmmmmmmmm That is juicy. Extremely smooth and creamy. Fruity and sweet- molasses, too. Oh dude- thanks for sharing this one. It is good. 2012 vintage.
EtTuCthulhu (1006) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a fairly light combination of clove and caramel malts, and the color is a cloudy dark orangeish red color with no head. The taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, slightly umami, and mildly sour, and the palate mixes an average carbonation, medium body, oily texture, and a long finish.
Yorker (1110) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear reddish amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, oak, and vanilla. Flavour is caramel, toffee, vanilla, and some warming alcohol – with a slightly dry finish.
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Red-amber pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of oak, vanilla, caramel and maple. The flavor is similar with some strong caramel and oak notes, as well as some sweet maple, vanilla and a touch of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BMMillsy (1272) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Bottle to snifter at World of Beer Tioga. Pours a reddish brown, clear, with nearly no head. Aroma of sweet hard candy, but if hops but heavy of the caramel malt. Flavor is toffee, biscuit, hard candy, dry oak, vanilla root beer. Plenty going on but super sweet. Slick mouthfeel with lowish carbonation. Not bad.