raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting combo, and it lives up to its name. Nose is a combo of belgian fruitiness and phenols along with the yeasty nose from a barleywine. Taste starts like a trippel with coriander and belgian sugars and then morphs into a barleywine. Complex - definitely not a session. Enjoyable.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"12% big boy, same as the classic 2011 version. lots of sweetish fruit esters, yeasty spice and earthiness. dry and malty. not a lot of hops coming through other than some back end bitterness, but the hoppage in the classic is toned down this year as well. very nice, glad i have more."
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little on the bitter end, which shouldn't be a big surprise coming from stone. Just not loving it as I hoped I might. Still, a decent representation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kryon (1432) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red amber low white head
Aromas of barley malts, caramel, dried fruits, sweet fruits, red fruits
Taste is loaded of caramel malts, fruit cake, apricot and peach jam, dried fruits. Has matured nicely!
ansalon (1500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy caramel with a low white head. Aromas of caramel, raisins, figs, dates, slight tartness and marinated tropical fruit. Taste is caramel, raisins, figs, dates, marinated fruit. Mouthfeel is quite oily and sticky with low carbonation. Aftertaste is caramel, ripe tropical fruit and resin.
VastActiv (2910) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 30122011. Colour is dark copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, sweetness and malts.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Deep orange amber opaque, thin wispy white head. Aroma is big caramel, toffee and dark fruit. Slight Belgian yeast note but in the background, mild booze. Flavor is off the charts, big dark fruit and caramel notes almost a boozy bourbon sweetness. Some sweet citrus and spice, mild hop bitterness. Big tasty malt bomb, wish I could get another.
Salmoniform (832) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured 2011 from bomber to glass. Reddish copper hue with off white head that lingered with decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, clove, port-like, slightly buttery, raisins, esters. Mouthfeel is great with full body and good carbonation. Somewhat slick texture on the palate. Taste is sweet up front with a nice bitterness following and an estery ethanol finish. Overall this is an interesting and nice Barleywine. Beginning to show oxidation but not in a horribly bad way, more of a different layer in this complex brew.
swesson (238) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber. Orangey-red body and an off-white head that well lingers. Smells like a barley wine and is very yeasty. Not a strong beer, but a good middle-ground ale. Lacing goes all the wY down my pint glass. A bit of caramel and good balance if sweet and bitter.
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blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry & biegaman] Pours a murky reddish-orange with an average size long-lasting frothy tan head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy along with caramel malt, a hint of toffee and some light Belgian yeast. Lovely flavour, fruity and hoppy with a long bitter finish. medium bodied. Fantastic.
NikkTwist (1668) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Eulogy. Poured a very, very dark copper brown with some soft tan foam. Aged dark fruits. Burnt molasses candy. Body feels a bit thin and watery, though complex, (like an aged Belgium Dubbel) but there is definitely a strong spicy hop bite in the finish. Unusual combination.