solidfunk (1790) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great. This redeems them from the IPA I just tried from them. Smells boozy, of barley, and lots of hops. Pours clear orange/ruby. Not much head or lacing. Aromas of barley, malt, raisin and maybe a little cough drop or ginger. Nice beer. Bitter from the booze and hops, some sweetness. Bottle.
jstraw (1654) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009. Murky caramel with fair, creamy, off-white head / Mellow, sweet nose of apple cider, caramel, baking spice, and oak / Full body, soft carbonation, chewy, malty with excellent hop balance, and good, bitter, hot finish / Flavors of fresh caramel, apple, cinnamon, and oak / Alcohol still to the forefront, but still a treat.
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011. Pours a deep amber/light copper with little head leaving a small soapy off white ring of lace. Aroma consists of sweet caramel, alcohol, sweetness. flavours are toffee, a high boozy taste, some bitterness. not bad but nothing exceptional.
Reimer96 (590) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle. Pours a murky orangish amber with a small white head that leaves a small ring. Smell is caramel, fig and a bit of alcohol. Taste is a sweet fruityness or dry cherries and then a warm boozy finish that balances well with the malt profile. Very smooth for a high abv beer.
shaynsawchuk (165) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 mL bottle. Pours a dark copper colour, slightly syrupy looking with a full white head. The nose is malty sweet with roasted cereal notes, winey stewed fruits and a spicy alcohol bite. Sweet and palate coating with a full mouth feel, a little boozy. Mildly hopped with a touch of bitterness. Hoping for a little more acid or hop to cut the size of this beer. Enjoyed, but not my style, needs a meal to hold up to it, some cheddar or pâté perhaps?
BMMillsy (683) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle sitting outside around a fire. Pours syrupy cloudy orange with no head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, booze and some fig and citrus mix. Very warming flavor. Toffee, fruit, candy flavor. Not boozy at all. Very nice beer.
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Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 341ml 
Pours dark golden with almost no head (beige). Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, sweetness, alcohol. Taste is of malt, caramel, alcohol (burning), hops (bitter), earthy/nutty. sweet. Somewhat dry finish. Palate: medium-high body, could be more consistent. Overall: Not what I recalled. Unbalanced bitter finish. Alcohol not well hidden. Even after 1 year, this one looks like it would be better with some more age on it.
thunderhops (214) - Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’09 pours murky brown with little head. Aroma sweet malt, whiskey. Taste heavy malts, fruity, finish warm alcohol some dryness.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 mL bottle, 2011 vintage, courtesy of Secret Santa JulienHuxley. Thanks for this wantlist beer! Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, mild fruits, anise, faint herbal notes. The taste is toffee, herbal notes, anise, bitter hop finish. Full bodied, very dry. Decent. 5700th rating!
WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011. I haven’t had too many barleywines, but this was a bit hoppier than I was expecting. Nose and taste reminded me of Fuller’s, that dried fruit flavour, but stronger of course. English style barleywine? Absolutely exquisite and sipped very very slowly; only reason it’s not rated higher is that I didn’t like the finish, didn’t sit with me well. Alcohol and both strong bitter and cloy. Perhaps that’s barleywines in general, though.