GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Keg ][ 3oz ][ Telegraph ][ $1.50 ][ Mini Weizen ][ 5.2.15 ]
>> Clear light amber pour, good foam. Licorice, dates, fruitcake nose. Taste is slightly chemical, licorice, fairly bitter, brown sugar, mild orange peel balance, celery seed finish. No alcohol really, not too sticky, but the body doesn’t seem to distinguish this as barleywine from just Christmas amber ale.
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. caramel colored pour, Caramel, toffee forward, sweet malts, touch of booziness. Rye spiciness, hops have diminished a touch. Solid BW
dmac (4542) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from Craftbeerkings. Poured a deep amber with a smaller tight fizzy head of beige. Aroma/flavor of alcohol, molasses, dry caramel, waxy vanilla, honey sweetness. Bigger bodied with stronger carbonation and decent heat that lingers. A bit too much alcohol overall.
drpimento (2419) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is very nice with huge, cream-colored, slow to settle head, lots of sticky lace, and a clear honey amber color. Aroma is immediately caramel malt, then wet grain, no hop. Flavor’s similar to nose, carbonic tang and malt is in front then some sweet which eventually brings in some bitter for a long bittersweet finish. Some booze at the end there too. Body is very good. Decent beer, but not remarkable.
arminjewell (8463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Woodman, hazy reddish pour with whitehead, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, slight herbal, floral notes into some rye, spice, touch of molasses, hints of orange as well. Taste was a mix of orange, rye, slight lemon, into nice molasses, caramel, toffee, finishing with some floral, herbal hops. Nice.
SlimHabib (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy brown with a large light tan head. Caramel and rye aroma. Thick full body. Caramel, light fruit, and an alcohol aftertaste. Alcohol taste is low compared to percentage.
DedicatedToFun (3657) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, amber pour, tan head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, very boozy beer.
slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"unique? yes. but give me a barleywine or wheatwine over this. maybe just slightly flawed in the execution, but it ended up a little light on the body and far too fruity to take too seriously. easy drinking and even refreshing...but those aren’t really things i look for in a barleywine :)"
BucannonXC5 (1032) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 750ml (25.3 oz.) bottle
Glass: Fuller’s London pint glass
From: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Purchased: July 4, 2014
Consumed: July 6, 2014
Misc.: Batch No. 145
Poured a caramel, honey, amber color with two fingers of khaki white frothy head. Similar to look to the Goose Island Pere Jacques that I just had. Average spots of spider web lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled caramel, toffee, plum, slight maple syrup, butterscotch, floral notes, rye and sweetened iced tea.
Tasted caramel and toffee up front. The booziness is there, no hiding the 10.0% ABV. Some maple syrup, rye, sugary flat iced tea, floral sugary notes and light butterscotch.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, boozy finish.
A pretty good barleywine. Not in my Mt. Rushmore of barleywines, but it was pretty tasty.
jtclockwork (10429) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle. Pours dark amber orange with off white head. Nose/taste of orange pith, spicy rye, dark fruit, light candy sugar, caramelized oranges and candied resin. Full bodied. Gracefully aged.