GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby brown with a pale head. Aroma is toffee, raisins, orange peel, brown sugar. Full bodied, bittersweet on the palate. Taste is burnt sugar, dark fruit, whiskey, burnt orange.
IrishBoy (3751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber I picked up at Lee?s Discount Liqours E Flamingo. Nose is spicy, hoppy floral and tropical fruits, and toffee. Crystal clear rusty red with a medium beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter lightly sweet fruity and toffee. Pretty tasty with a lot of DIPA characteristics.
skmikeg (738) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish dark brown with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, molasses, raisins, sweet toffee and caramel, and some light alcohol. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, dark fruits, burnt caramel, molasses, raisins, bread pudding, light grassy hops, and some light booze. Has a medium full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, medium-long, slightly warming finish. Overall, a pretty tasty barleywine.
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks kathouse for this beauty. Pours a deep caramel color with white head. Big malty corn syrup aromas. Honey too. Flavors are very sweet. Honey, brown sugar, corn syrup. Nice hoppy bitterness on the finish. Coats the palate nicely. Great stuff.
maxwelldeux (3065) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a moderate off white head on it. Nose is a little sweet and filled with just a bit of grains, with a hint of some whiskey in there. Taste is little sweet and heavy, and ever so slightly boozy.
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Caramel, oak, plum and some earthy hops. Clear amber with a rich beige head. Molasses, brown sugar, chocolate and raisin with a boozy finish. Nice mouthfeel and overall pretty decent.
Dr_Fellini (265) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. 9 months old. Pours a murky deep amber color with a light brown head. Powerful aroma with tons of malts, vanilla, bourbon, sweet. Taste is a heavy malty syrupy sweetness and a nice boozy finish. Solid barley wine.
Tortman18 (175) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby/amber with a half finger of creamy, mocha head that slowly dissipates. Moderate carbonation with a lot of lacing. Nose is delicious. Very sweet and malty. A lot of plum, cherry, raisin, caramel and a slight alcohol presence. Mouth is very complex. A ton of malt and caramel with a little bit of roast. A lot of bitter cherries, sweet plums and sticky raisin. Decent amount of bitterness that lingers and mixes with a very slight alcohol burn. Very pleasing!
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with lasting ivory head. Pit fruit, caramel, spicy aromas. Medium body. Spicy caramel, nutty, pit fruit flavors with a warming alcohol twang to finish___good.
EdInSaltLake (517) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweet/caramel and subtle bready malt character. Low bitterness relative to Barleywines.