apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper in color, nice thin head with small bubbles. Very sweet, big malty aroma. Tastes of malt and citrus, bitter finish with hops. Nice carbonation, very good mouthfeel. Good barley wine, you need to be ready for this one.
Michbeerlover (146) - - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orangish brown with a 2 finger head than dissipates to a 1/2 finger. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and candied citrus. Taste is bitter sweet malt with a citrusy after taste. Can't really detect the almost 12%. Great beer for the price. Love this and Three Floyd's Behemoth, similar beers.
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foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged beer for 2 years. Beer poor somewhat hazy and pale with a solid white head. Aroma is dominated with a strong raisin quality, however, I recall the fresh version I had was dominated with a hop aroma. Beer taste is excellent with a slight sweetness, bitterness which balances the alchol content and overall raisin, roasty flavor. Overall beer is excellent. Best barley wine I’ve had.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
’09 bomber. Pours golden amber with very thin ivory head. Mellow nose of vanilla, alcohol, and malt. Thin body. Alcohol is present in the middle. Taste of floral, malt, spice, honey and butterscotch. Hoppy warm finish. Meh.
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Limited Early 2008 Release
Clowdy copper beer with an off-white disappearing head; aroma is dried fruit and a touch of malt; silky feel, with a pronounced hop bitterness and dried fruit; finish is bitter in the mouth and warm in the throat. Hop is a bit large for my taste, (in this genre) but a good barley wine, nonetheless.
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a medium size off-white head. No lacing. Pleasantly sweet with a fruity aroma and taste. Slightly bitter finish. Quite enjorable.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 vintage. Amber color. Thick head with good retention. Aroma of dried fruits and some malt sweetness. Some citrusy hop aroma is detectable. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet caramel with a well rounded complex flavor. Bold hop bitterness on the long finish.
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium, red-brown with a foamy, beige head. Massive hop aroma literally fills the room. Flavor is unsurprisingly hop forward, but is balanced in the middle with a nice crystal malt character and pleasant grain huskiness. The finish is characterized by a bit of roasted malt bite, like one would expect in a dry stout, and a fleeting metallic flavor. Medium, rounded body. Really complex and pleasing. This could only improve with age.
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First of all... I’m not usually a big barley wine drinker. They’re usually too sweet or too fruity, or too malty. This is a wonderfully balanced specimen. The aroma gives forth the malt characteristic. The initial taste lets me know there’s some nice hop backbone. Great beer!
aaronbr (141) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cloudy orange appearance, we’re sharing a bomber of this across three people. Hoppy and a bit spicy. I taste the alcohol on this one. Not too fizzy, it stays pretty soft. A sip of this is certainly a mouthful. This is a pretty good barleywine, very well balanced.