KajII (710) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan frothy head that reduced to a large puddle with a medium collar and had excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet bread malt, resin and pine hops and a doughy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit and orange peel), caramel, dark fruit (raisons and prunes) and a pronounced alcohol odor.
The taste was malty sweet with notes of caramel and dark fruit up front, and then became very hoppy with a good strong citrus peel presence and an intense alcohol finish. The flavor lasted quite a long while following the swallow, with a bitter-sweet citrus peel alcohol taste left behind.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a carbonation that was just beyond medium.
Overall this was a very powerful tasting brew that possessed a nice hoppy sweet taste, although it was slightly overpowered by the high ABV...
el_guapo (13) - 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 (575) - 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 (660) - 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 (246) - 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 (337) - 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 (437) - 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 (1728) - 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 (294) - 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 (369) - 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.
lesifflebiere (537) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur orange feu, mi-épaisse avec une mousse crème tenace. En nez, fruits rouges, caramel et sucre d’orge. Alcool réchauffant en bouche, elle semble presque fumée, les saveurs sont puissantes mais bien balancées. Amertume finale qui complexifie le mélange. L’orge et les autres céréales dominent cependant le mélange. Savoureux vin d’orge.