HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of fishingnet. Poured a clear copper color with a thin beige head. Nose has huge notes of caramel and pine, also some spice, citrus, and plum. Thin to medium body with a slightly watery mouth feel and soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet and malty with huge piny hop notes. Primary notes of toffee, pine, and citrus, secondary notes of plum, and faint anise. Finishes with a good amount of warming alcohol.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour was amber with two fingers of beige head. Nose is caramel, malt, hops, and booze. Taste is exactly the same as the nose. This brew is a bit too hot for my tastes, and the alcohol really makes it self known in the finish. The caramel that is prevalent throughout is very well done with this beer.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
slight hop aroma. pours a dark orange. definite alcohol punch to it. malt is stronger than the hops flavor wise.
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwers. Darkest ruby pour with gray head. Creamed malt, spiced hoppiness. Light burn and not really refined. Bold and forward BW but not the best sipper.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Odd barleywine, high octane in all aspects that really seemed to distract from some promising items. Super sweet caramel nose with prunes, oats and alcohol. Dark amber pour, sparkling body along with a filmy head and stringy lacing. Fairly hot, malty and sweet. Strong malt flavors, mostly caramel and dank fruits. The alcohol burn is slightly overbearing."
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Rattle n Hum - a basic, uninspired barleywine. dark brown/red. Toasted toffee, creamy and candy sweet.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet sugary/hoppy nose. Some citrus/pine/floral notes + caramel toasty and some fruity malt notes. Well rounded aroma, very enjoyable. Another beautiful beer - copper, bright filtered, awesome head retention and awesome lace. Fuck yeah hoes. Full of fruity hops - grapefruit and citrus, floral notes - toasted malts, caramel, light iced tea, lots of lingering bitter hops. Smooth and well bodied with solid drinkability all things considered. Yes.
halfonit (1243) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color. Aroma is of sweeter malts, chocolate, dried fruit, slight vanilla, and lactic. Flavor is very sweet up front with the chocolate and a little coffee in the end. This is a good all around barley wine.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Speakeasy old godfather. Medium Brown pour. Thin white head. Light booze hop nose. Malty mouthful with a hop booze finish. Interesting and complex. Weird but good.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a rich light brown head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit-plum, licorice. BW meets black IPA. Taste is licorice, sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit-plum. Slight alcohol for 13.8% (listed @brewery).