maxwelldeux (3696) - 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 (4494) - 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 (459) - 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 (188) - 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 (5863) - 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 (652) - 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.
penstemon (127) - - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle says "Release date 4/2/13". Pours mahogany with a light yellowish-tan head. Aromas of orange peel, raisin, some other dark dried fruit, dark bready malt, and caramel. Taste is orange, citrus peel, dark dried fruit, and sweet malt, with a hint of chocolate and nuts. Pretty strong bitterness, a little too strong IMO. Overall a pretty solid barleywine, but nothing stands out all that much.
HonkeyBra (3422) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF2013. Pours a rich reddish color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty, with red fruits, caramel, toffee. Some burnt sugar, some oxidation. Flavor is rich, sweet, malt forward, with some firm hop presence. Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel. Finishes sweet with a slash of hops.
portableparty (1921) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Jeff. Pours hazy amber with a thin creamy off white head that fades to a thin film. Aroma is sweet brunt sugar caramel and mild hops in the background. Taste is sweet caramel malt and subtle alcohol. Palate is medium warming and dry.
Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet hoppy and a little bitter on the finish. Really nice and smooth. Slightly hazy amber. White head.