cheap (4055) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a tap. Typical high alky coarse American barley wine wannah bee. Color is somewhat orange. No co2, needs aged. Strong alky think all over. Cloying. Warming sensations great my tummy.
beer-yum (472) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easily the best barley wine Iíve ever had (albeit theyíre not usually my thing). So strong and so good it needs to come with a warning - but I suspect Iíd be ignored after the first sip.
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle, pours a murky copper color with a yellowish head. Aroma of caramel. Tastes moderately sweet with a good bit of balanced bitterness. Delicious. Medium full mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. This beer starts with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter, develops a nice sweetness and complex flavor. Finishes mildly bitter. A real pleasure to drink.
dslam (48) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely copper red color with a little white head. Light aroma with a little hops and something sweet that I can not put my finger on. Taking the first sip, starts off very nice and smooth. It coats your entire mouth and feels great. But after a couple seconds I feel an overpowering bitterness take over my mouth, almost forcing me to take another sip. I think I feel the alcohol on this a lot more than regular. Maybe cause I am trying my best to avoid the after taste. I also feel a little burning sensation in my throat. I generally look forward to barley wines but I donít like this one too much.
pictoman (513) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle (2013 classic release). Hazy light amber brown with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and bread malt, mild hops, alcohol. Flavour has an overpowering piney bitter finish with a little kick of alcohol. Maybe it was just this bottle, but the balance on this one is pretty off in my opinion.
tmoreau (2425) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served, showing a clear, deep copper color, with a fingerís width of soft white head foam that diminished to film, but retained the perimeter ring, and equally clingy persistence to the waves & spots of lacing. A faint, but fleeting wisp of banana & phenols started the aroma, then continued with lurking alcohol, dried fruit, caramel sweetness, and light spice. The taste presented bold hop bitterness, big alcohol that warmed, malt fullness & light, syrupy sweetness, all in a medium to full body. An excellent sipper!
mcclainc50 (172) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with a nice white head. Notes of the grains and a fruity note with pine in the background. Sharp taste in the middle that is almost metallic, but itís surrounded with fruit I the front and a nice malty aftertaste. Very good barleywine.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Upper class barley wine. Farm yard funkyiness, sweet super charged alcohol notes, massive malt, great length. Not overly complex for the style but nevertheless a good example. (40th bday drinks at Stone Liberty Station, $5 8oz).
Jimsal27 (244) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful amber with nice white head. Left thick heavy lacing throughout entire drink.big malty, hoppy flavors. Aggressive barley wine. Should have laid it done a while. Very good though.
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, vintage 2010. Light hazy red amber with a small beige head. Still quite hoppy, citrus, sweet tropical fruit, light cheesy. Malt notes of caramel and golden bread crust. Golden raisins, figs, warming alcohol. Full body, medium/heavy sweet and bitter, oily/syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Long dry and bitter finish. Big and classic American barley wine.