Retsof (6) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Version. Had a wonderful color to it like a great CA sunset. Not for the faint of heart by anymeans but does hide its ABV nicely. Aroma lent itself more towards the fruit side.
drunkenemperor (5) - sincinnasti, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-red color, smells like salad tomatoes and caramel.malty sweet at first with a touch of croutons then drifts down the gullet with good ibu balance, I prefer a much more over the top hop intensity in a bwine, but my tongue may be numbed from drinking oldcrusty and fresh bigfoot before this....I do enjoy the abv however:)
jpoelma (5) - Alabama, USA - JUL 15, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is sweet and malty with some resinous hop tones and caramel. for being 12% ABV no real detectable alcohol (2011 vintage consumed 07/2012).
appearance is a deep red brown color with a small off-white head that dissipates within a minute or so but sticks to the glass. slightly hazy.
flavor has a strong, smooth and malty with some forward bitterness. caramel comes up again, slight bit of toffee, muscat. nice balance.
low carbonation. medium body, smooth, rich, soft, lingering.
definitely making a point to get future vintages and drink one fresh and age one for a year or two. really mellow highly drinkable brew. quite enjoyable.
Fordtech (4) - USA - APR 7, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive hops but itís balanced by massive malt. The only complaint is that it can be a bit overly sweet.
Agrocago (4) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 vintage from a bomber bottle. Pours a rusty, amber red with medium head. Initial taste is quite strong and typical of a barleywine. Finish presents tamer citrus taste. A very good example of the style, though I still prefer Anchorís Old Foghorn as a smoother example of the style. Plan to wait some time before trying again, as this beer seems like it could use some mellowing with time.
crux (4) - USA - NOV 10, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winter í05 bottle. The head is wispy and quickly dissipating, above a lovely golden-red body. It has a subtle but distinct fruity aroma that leads to deep hops and a rich, smooth texture on the tongue. The flavor is strong and at first overpowering, but grew on me over the course of the contents of the bottle. I definitely recommend it.
Wayfarer58 (4) - Koosbusch, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful deep copper. Hop aroma detected, but did not dominate. Great body and mouthfeel. Detectable citrus, toffee and spicy notes. An enjoyable beer to drink, even more so to look at.
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stout_skier (3) - - MAR 18, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber with a finger width off white head that leaves a fair amount of lace. Lots of caramel and resiny hops on the nose, citrus, pine and biscuits in the flavor profile. A fair amount of booze on the finish, but not overbearing. The bitterness from the hops competes quite well with the alcohol. Medium mouthful for the style, a fair amount of carbonation keeps it from being overly viscous. This is a stunning beer and a solid barley wine, if you like lots of hops to come through. I will definitely cellar a few to see how this beer develops. Should be stellar with a day or two of age.
StoneDoughlars (3) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber bottle in Flagstaff AZ. pours a rich amber color, with a powerful taste. another great beer by Stone.
StephBoisvert (3) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Limited Early 2008 release.
Hazy amber orange with tan head.Aroma is hard scottish caramel,alcool and very round, complex.
First taste is high alcool with alot of hops, very sweet burn caramel with medium bitterness that stays a long way at the end for long time.full body, not flat but not soft either.I like that bitterness end and that sweeterness at the start.
no wonder those medals