Serve in Snifter


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2004
This "Barley Wine" pours with a deep amber body topped by a thin to medium thick tan head with a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet, fruity and malty with a strong grapefruity, piney hop note. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and hoppy with nice fruity notes, a good maltiness and a piney, hoppy finish. Medium to full bodied, tingly on the tongue and slightly dry. Not my idea of a Barley Wine, but definately a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
12oz bottle. Clear copper color with fluffy tan head. Early the aroma is light with sweet sugary malts and pine hops. Really nice west coast style Barleywine flavor. Caramel malts are big and then pine hops hit. Just beyond midway a faint dark fruitiness emerges to add interest. Really nice drinkable flavor in this 10.2% ABV brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2007
I think I tried this a few years ago and just found the rating while cleaning out my desk. It’s kind of cool finding old ratings I had laying around. Anyways: nice sunset color. Thin but persistent head. Aroma is extremely concentrated - brown sugar, dark cherries and floral hops abound. Flavor is not as sweet as expected and has a crass, unrefined bitter edge. I got more cherry and some melon throughout. This one really grew on me through the 4-pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2007
12 oz. Bottle. Aroma had a yeaty bread and sweetness to it. Red/Amber body with tan head. Alcohol warms the body with a medium sweet fruity flavor. Cherry/plum friuty after taste with some alcohol warming on the palate. Thanks to the wife for this one, birthday present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Clear, amber golden with a rough, off-white head. Fat nose of aroma hops and caramel. Very full-bodied with plenty of caramel malt. Some almost medicinal notes. Extremely intense with a very solid hop bite in the finish and also some very warming alcohol. Yummy. 171107

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
2006 vintage. Pours a clear coppery amber with a red tint and a creamy medium sized beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and slight pine. Taste of caramel malts, faint pine and candied sugar. A tasty barleywine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours a beautiful clear ruby-red with a short-lived head and some lacing. Fantastic aroma - sweet caramel and nice, crisp, fresh hops. Wonderfully malty, fruity taste - very fresh hops, very present alcohol. Light diacetyl. Resinous, astringent hop character in the finish. Body can be creamy and pleasant when a head is worked up, decent carbonation. What a real treat - I look forward to ageing this and tasting again in a year!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
Fresh citrusy hops over a round malt sweetness with a touch of alcohol in the nose. Brilliantly clear amber brown body is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to a partial cover with slight lace. Plenty of fruity esters over sweet malts and citrusy hop flavour. Bitterness creeps in and is quite pronounced and lingering. Alcohol is very present in the flavour and is quite warming as well. Medium body with very creamy texture and pleasant, lightly pointy carbonation. Snifter. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Mar-08).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2129) - JAPAN - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 very bold but easy drinking beer. Gotta be careful been caught a couple of times with this one. Very hoppy and a bit syrupy. Seems a little unrefined but a tasty drop none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 29

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50