BillKismet (3355) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rust-amber appearance, decent head. Candied fruit nose, pear and apple Jolly Rancher, and Belgian candi sugar. Medium viscosity, quite hop bitter and sweet at the same time. This one seems as if it is at an awkward age. A bit younger, and it might have had the fresh zip of a double IPA, and another year or so, and this might have mellowed nicely as a barley wine.
DYCSoccer17 (3345) - 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 (6019) - 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 (1822) - Moving to Jax, 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 (3380) - 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 (962) - 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 (2200) - 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 (291) - 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 (1364) - 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 (3869) - 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 (970) - 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.