saxo (14702) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, candy sugar, malt, alcohol and hops. Nice and sweet finish.
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fresh bottle (1-21-15) at Coles Barleywine Contest 2015. Lighter to medium bided. Floral, quite bitter. little malty richness. Good IIPA like flavor,
DYCSoccer17 (3477) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from 01/30/14. Purchased at Pub 1842 in MGM Grand for $15. Aroma has some hints of ethanol retronasally. Lots of malts with light roast, caramel, nuts. A bit vinous, too. Transparent ruddy amber body with a smallish off-white head present. Starts with a fairly bitter and herbal and earthy hop flavor. Becomes a bit sticky in the middle with heavy chewy caramel. Finishes with a little bitter ethanol and hop flavoring. Decent.
slowrunner77 (6853) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"pretty much everything you’d expect from a prototype american barleywine, and nothing you don’t. huge caramel malts and a healthy dose of hops. big bodied. a little bit of a palate wrecker. pretty good, but also does little to stand out from a loaded field."
UDBeernut (2140) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from brew2or3, many thanks. Pours brown, size able light khaki head. Toffee, nut, caramel, wet grains in nose. Taste follows. Body is big but mealy.
TheEpeeist (3519) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, 4/2/13. Just clear amber brown with beige froth and clingy wet lace. Nose is caramel, apricot, baked apple and nutmeg. Silky medium body with soft sexy carb. Taste is caramel, rum, banana and raisin finishing with bitter grass and citrus pith. Fruity then hoppy; solid.
Caytinator (1000) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber released 3/25/12, drank on 5/17/14. I never had this beer fresh, but it is very mellow after 2 years in the cellar. Toffee and sweetbreads in the aroma, it pours a rich mahogany opaque color, with a tan persistent head. The aroma has a light punch, but it softens quickly into alcoholic warmth. Aftertaste is light and long. Very well done for the style, I’m a fan
merc7186 (2515) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Sweet Bready Malts, English Malts, Mild Caramel
Appearance: Hazy Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: English Malts, Raisins, Caramel, Mildly Boozy
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
jehoesefat (330) - Poway, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super malty cereal aromas. Pours clear copper with a tan head. Sweet malty flavors with a long fruity finish
GothGargoyle (1644) - 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.