albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is not a barley wine. An over-hopped mess of a beer if the intention was to make an actual barley wine style ale. Alcohol is harsh, bitterness cloying. The sweet fruit notes that usually ease the alcohol taste are completely overpowered by hops. I bought this expecting a barley wine and got a double IPA. I can drink this, itís not awful, but Iím disappointed.
suurjuust (734) - ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber red, small beige head. Fruity, bready, malty, sweet nose with hop tones. Taste is lots of bready malt, toffee in the background, burning-peppery alcohol, hop bitterness with grapefruit tones and dryness in the finish. Alcohol somehow does not overpower the smoothness of the mouthfeel. Oily palate, medium body, smooth carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (1682) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 2010. Dark amber color with a short head. Malt, dark fruit and alcohol aromas. A little too much alcohol burn, yet nice balance on the fruit.
wisdomsolo (155) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iím a big Stone fan but Iím not a fan of this style. Unfortunately Stone couldnít win me over. Harsh barley wine flavor. Me no likey.
fluffy (1048) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2012. while decent, i found it to still be a little hot with alcohol burn, even 2 years later. flavor profile was rather thin and bland too. nothing too exciting.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark amber color with off-white head. Not great retention or lacing, but couldíve been a glass issue. Aroma is sweet with a lot of toffee in it. Alcohol is prominent ant íbiteyí in the flavor. Home hop bitterness in it but definitely leans to the sweet, malty side. Long, sweet finish. Not my favorite style, but a good representative of it.
bluemooner (573) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, hazy amber with a medium, off-white head. Aroma is malty with hints of fruit and hops. Flavor is caramel malt, grassy hops, brown sugar, dark and citrus fruit, and some sweet alcohol on the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very good.
Beerathon (788) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 cellared bottle.
Orange with reddish hue and thin head. Hop bitterness still there. Lovely warmth of the ABV comes through.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Smells fairly malty on the nose. Bitter on the tongue. Lots of alcohol burn. I dont even know why I buy barley wines. I hate this fucking style.
Inbreak (1063) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
26.06.2013, cask @ The Pony Bar NY:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, winegum crocodiles, rubber, dark sugar, chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel, grass, alcohol, pine needles. Taste is slightly concentrated grassy, lots of hops, burnt caramel, roasted coffee, cocoa, rubber, pine needles, grass, oak, grass, bark. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.