KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice nose of citrus, malt, caramel. PRetty amber orange flavor. Malty flavor, citrus, smooth, orange, rye-like spiciness, pepper. Good stuff.
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from BevMo
Cloudy brown/dark amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar and malts. Taste of
Dark fruit, toasted malts and sweet caramel, some hot alcohols
monk191 (1776) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A quite nice barleywine. Pours a beautiful red with a thick white head. Smells of malt and raspberry and brown yeast. Taste is nice and malty, with a booziness and fruitiness and slightly hoppy finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft poured into a tulip glass..amber orange with thin white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,spices..tastes like it smells.just ok though.
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"booze, citrusy sweetness and bitter hops. not my favorite barleywine. not bad overall...barleywine is like pizza - even a bad one’s good, but this is a below average barleywine."
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber (9.5% ABV). Hazy brownish amber pour with a sudsy layer of off-white head. Mostly herbal hops, pine resin and caramel malt sweetness in the aroma. Taste is resiny hops, orange rind and caramel at the start along with some candied citrus, pine and toasted malt to round things out. Medium-bodied mouthfeel with soft carbonation and more resiny bitterness and dark sugars in the finish. Pretty good balance overall between the bitter hops and sweet malt characteristics.
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods Pasadena. Pours a clear copper with an ecru head. Aroma of malt and grass. Flavors of caramel. Boozy finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6837) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a caramel brown color with a large foamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sour caramel, wood and had a bitter presence. The flavor was sour caramel, wood, bitterness, tobacco and an off presence. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Very disappointing.
obguthr (5699) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little aroma. Hazy copper, huge yellow head, decent lacing. Overripe orange, marzipan accents. Some oxidation. Grassy finish. Medium body, warm. Drinks old, but I couldn’t find a bottle date. A good candidate for a re-rate, but this just fell flat. At any rate, it doesn’t seem to age well.
Landmonger (155) - USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the color is a reddish brown with thin almost nonexistent head the aroma is sweet malt, dried fruit and some citrus, taste of caramel, sweetness of dried fruit, some licorice, vanilla, lingering bitterness and a long lasting warmth going down.