kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red with an off white foam. Malt nose and only hints of caramel. Good body and alcohol balance.
S_Side_Smitty (691) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy orange-amber with a substantial off white head. Aroma is sweet & slightly muted grains. Taste is hop forward with some syrupy sweetness up front. The hops take over after that with a not-quite-citrus fruit quality and stark bitterrrrness that goes to a lengthy finish. Definitely an American style barley wine.
brokensail (15461) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Tampa Bay Brewing. Copper in color with a thin ring of white foam. Sort of on the boozy side and, of course, quite sweet. Plenty of caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Big time gold raisin fruitiness, too. Maybe a hint of cotton candy? Light floral and woody/herbal hops. Not a winner for me.
drfabulous (6178) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. A bit of a boozy pour. Sweet with caramel and brown sugar. Orange body.
AirForceHops (5860) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the original Tampa location. Clear ruby color with tiny head retention. Aroma is candied dark fruits, thicker caramel and a hop I can’t really place my finger on. The body is medium and the best from the sampler so far. The flavor has a huge amount of candied fruits. Sugar coated grapefruit, raisins, plums, with a mild floral type hop. Nicely done.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Dark amber color with a thin white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruity hops. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and earthy hops. The finish is syrupy with a grainy malt and fruit aftertaste. Decent overall.
AndyW68 (1370) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour with no head. Aroma is non existent. Taste is dark fruit and Brown sugar. Syrupy.
jrodooo5 (1437) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A non bitter & super malty barley! Very smooth, faint aroma, good pour, & fairly tasty. My kind of barleywine!
mike5326 (1536) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a tap. Clear amber color with minimal carbonation, no real head. No real head. Sweet strawberry strop and phenolic flavor with a smooth finish.
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onceblind (6740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear slightly dark amber with a big sugary nose, with brown sugar, figs and cherry syrup. The flavor is wonderfully sweet and boozy. Big plums and dates with a cherry note, and a wee kiss of orange zest. Big body with boozy esters and a little whisper of bubblegum throughout. Very very tasty.