Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright but cloudy reddish-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of the usual citrusy Stone hops, Belgian yeast, plums, caramel malts, candi sugar, pine, and plenty of booze. The flavor profile is pretty much the same but the amount of booziness overwhelms the palate. There’s also an odd mineral note to it. Medium-bodied, with a warming, boozy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not bad but not my kind of barleywine.
kidobutai (479) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Crazy experiment. Was rating this at one house. Not crazy about it. Went to another house and finished while eating a spicy homemade Chili. The taste improved dramatically. Like a Bourbon stout, strangely.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with large tan head on tap. Aroma of herbs, malt, and hops. Flavor of thick malt and hops with sticky finish. Good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
vjohans (186) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, herbs, alcohol, brown, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
alobar (2992) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper color with an aroma of dark fruit, toffee, and Belgian yeast. Toffee, caramel flavor with fruit, and Belgian yeast. Excellent beer!
HeadyDE (551) - Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle..medium caramel brown color with 1/2 finger cream color tan head that manages to stick around throughout..nose is a bit muted with honey..sweet malt..caramel..taste is subdued at first for the high abv, in fact quite smooth on initial sip that molds into a medium-full bodied presence that warms the palate...sticky sweetness..not hot yet bold character..fruity esters come aboard from the belgian yeast that give this barleywine some character for sure..quite enjoyable and will be seeking out more of this if released in 2015..
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a one finger off-white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, caramel, dark fruit, toffee and raisins. Flavor of caramel, dark fruit, yeast, toffee, orange and had notes of spices. Slick texture, full bodied, low carbonation.
slowrunner77 (6578) - 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.
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kryon (1576) - 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 (1735) - 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.