TheHOFF43 (1611) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer. Nice caramel, dark fruits and tons of well done hops and malts. Boozy and awesome. Enough has been said about this, I can’t add anything special.
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really well made bakery wine. 2013 22oz bottle. Quite hoopy compared to other bakery wines I have had, but I am a fan of hops, so we are good there. This one was especially bitter, also. Will buy again, for sure. Yum.
Beerhammaren (856) - FINLAND - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
.65l bottle @ Vihreå Haltiatar
Pours nice deep with high head. Aroma is sweet malts, alcohol, dark fruits, raisin, some syrup. Bready. Flavor is alcohol, sweet malts, raisin, syrup and bread. A bit stingy palate, but not too much. Bready finish. Swell!
chinchill (1262) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro-tap at the Most Arrogant Bar Bash in Greenville at Barleys.
This s a strong beer, but the feel is nicely soft, relatively speaking.
Crystal clear, deep dark amber with a durable head and great lacing.
Smells like a cross between a fine liqueur and an ale. Smooth and rather full body. Rich and very well-balanced aroma and flavor.
Staffan47 (766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Krämig och härlig kropp. Dämpad doft i förhållande till vad man kan förvänta sig av en stone. Ganska hög beska
gripweed57 (486) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. 2013 vintage. Lightly hazy copper red color with a small tan head with nice clinging lace. Rich sweet caramel malt nose with notes of brown sugar and dried fruit. Rich bittersweet toasted malt flavor has a complex spicy hop character. As barley wines go, this has a lot of hops.
AndyW68 (761) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange with off white head. Aroma is malty floral. Taste is hoppy bitter and perfume floral. Going to rate at a later date as I just finished a rauchbier.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of those barleywines that has as much hop definition as it does malty dark fruit flavor. Tried at the KC Hopfest in 2013.
LarsEngen (342) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. 2012 edition. Pours unclear deep golden with a nice creamy offwhite head that leaves fast and leaves a lacing. Aroma is malty with notes of herbs/floral. Light bitterness, medium sweetness, low carbonation, full body. Some alcohol notes in this one. Not my favourite Barley Wine.
spacecube (626) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bomber, 2012 vintage aged for a few months, pours a hazy dark brown with a thin head & lacing. Big powerful caramel & honey malt aroma, balanced really well with piney, earthy, kind of metallic hop character, I think I would try this blind and know it was Stone. There is warming alcohol and a quite thick resiny palate. Goes down smooth. Really good goods.