CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, lightly-lacing, off-white head. Aroma of complex sweet caramel and some fresh citrusy hops. Body starts sweet and caramely malty with a touch of grapefruity bitterness and toasted toffee. Finishes slightly warming and astringent. Has a decent balance of sweet malt and fresh hops, but its slightly thinner body that could hide the alcohol better.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Ruby beer with no real head. Clean, fresh malt flavor. Low malt aroma. Clean and finishes easy. Some orange-citrus flavor, but nothing too special. Hides alcohol well.
marcus (6988) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dark amber ale poured with a fluffy tan head and an alcohol and treacle aroma. The flavor is toffee, syrup and treacle with some raisin-flavored alcohol. This is the kind of beer that you either love or hate. Iím of the former persuasion.
KyotoLefty (6905) - 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.
blipp (6496) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma with some light sweet malts. The flavor has a nice hoppy bitterness with some toffee like malt notes. Not bad.
after4ever (6398) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hard Liver Barleywine Festival 09, Brouwerís Cafe. Crystal clear, somewhat rubied medium amber. Dense creamy tan head. Caramelly nose, a little boozy. Creamy medium body. Caramel, doughy malts, tangy oranges on the mid-palate.
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of DarkElf. Pours a clear copper with a spare diminishing off-white head. Mild aroma of citrus hops, fruit and caramel malt -- quite sweet and boozy. Flavourís somewhat one-dimensional, itís sweet and boozy with some burnt elements to it and has a harsh finish. Medium bodied. Itís O.K. but I was dissapointed, I expected much better.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I figured this beer was an appropriate choice for a milestone like Bonds home run record. Bottle I think from DarkElf? Pours coppery brown with a trace of bubbles. Smells of caramel, some citrus, resiny undertones, hints of pepper. Tastes of caramel, toffee, some spices, earthy qualities. Mouthfeel is syruppy with a sweet sugary finish. Congrats to Bonds on breaking the all time home run record.
SudsMcDuff (6327) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 tons of caramel in the nose.. . fantastic foam, A+ lacing .. . very clean, very smooth, way to much fun .. . abv is dead on perfect .. . a fantastic underrated barleywine, like i said before, just a fun enjoyable beer.. . i wish i had a few more .. . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahr5xo0ynFE
alexsdad06 (6300) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium sized mostly diminishing beige head. The aroma is citrusy hops and sweet caramel malt with a touch of pine thrown in for good measure. The flavor has good caramel malt, citrus notes (grapefruit bitterness), pine, soap (different bitterness). The alcohol also makes an appearance and then fades. This is very dry in the finish. I am curious what a little age would do for this? I have had many BWs that are better.