ludhaber (102) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice malty initial taste. Good balance initially with hop bitterness. Hop aroma is weak however and beer finish is a little harsh. This beer may actually just need a little age. It is vintage 2013.
Bif (1957) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Aces & Ales. Poured a dark copper color with nominal head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, slight hint of alcohol and bit of spice and hops. Taste of caramel, dark fruit and Stacey of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth and quite tasty. Very enjoyable.
swesson (352) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. 2016 release (couldn't wait!). Pours a dark ruby/amber and makes a good tan head with zillions of bubbles. Aroma is of brandy, hops. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, hops, and is a bit boozey. Great way X ample of a seasoned barley wine. Love it.
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mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at CBC 2016 - second day. Deep caramel pour with a thin beige head. Tons of hops in this barley wine, making it quite delicious. Notes of caramel, grapefruit, pine resin.
mkel07 (4930) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2016 vintage on tap at Brewski 140516. This is a beer that is all about the hops and malt. Looks very good in the glass with an inviting toffee colour and an aroma that drags you in. You immediately get the sense from the very first sip that this beer will bite you if you mess with it - best to sip and savour.
DWestrick (614) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2016 release bottle. Great barley wine - well balance malt and hops with some uniqueness. Very good
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle consumed in bowling spring session finale. Pours an attractive copper/almost amber color. Full finger of head...off white. Caramel and toffee aroma with elements of peat and bourbon. Taste is malty and biscuity with the caramel, toffee, and burnt sugars. Alcohol presence felt and grows with further consumption. The hoppy bitterness waits until the end to come into play. Oily and resiny mouthfeel. The galaxy can feel comfortable drinking this one.
jaymobrown (1827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super great and sweet pour with rich caramel, oat, malt, yeast, and sugar textures. The nose was balanced with hops as well as candied sweetness with an earthiness.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aromas of hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a citrus taste.
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown, very clear, small tan head. Vanilla, molasses, caramel. A some of pine resin. Bitter, some sweetness. Quite upfront alcohol, oily, acidity. Longish finish. Good.
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zacgillbanks (4156) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
660ml 2013 Classic Release Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy copper coloured with a rich orange marmalade and burnt toffee flavour followed by a spicy, earthy bitter pineapple and pine finish. Superb!