UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, from Lighthouse Beer/Wine in Surf City. Barley transparent orange coloring, very little head. Aroma of fruits - raisins, maybe? Could be apricots. The flavor is great with lots of fruit and a very subtle hop tinge. The mouthfeel is a bit much for me - barleywines like Old Foghorn and Bigfoot don’t quite have the heavy feeling that this one does. Extra points for an N.C. brewery putting out a barleywine - this is by no means bad. I’ll have it again.
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a large foamy off-white head. Aroma of sugary malt with some hops and alcohol. Taste is very sweet. Medium body.
jflopsu (761) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber with thick light brown head. Has a light sweet caramel and fruit aroma. Has a smooth and milk body. A subtle taste dark fruits, caramel, and malts.
hman43 (500) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown appearance with sweet aroma of dried fruit and cherries. Drift fruits taste with alcohol. Sweet flavor with slightly bitter aftertaste.
Tmoney99 (11677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex roasted malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
Leighton (13512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared during RBWG 2015 - Tampa. Pours mostly clear amber-gold with a white foam head. The nose holds toasted crackers, tangy fruits, bread. Medium sweet flavor with more tangy fruits, berries, leafy hops, booze. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with ripe fruits, bready malts, suggestions of age. So so.
GenDV138 (2860) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 welcome event. Hazy orange brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, toffee. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, light tart fruit, floral. Medium body with a dry finish.
jtclockwork (10426) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. No label taken. Pours orange. Nose/taste of candy fruit, sticky orange peel, hoppy citrus and caramel. Medium body.
drowland (6648) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2/19/15. 12oz bottle during RBWG 2015. I was surprised I hadn’t had this already. Deep amber brown pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Sour cherry aroma, vinous, some dark fruits and brown sugar, grainy, husky. Sweet flavor, vinous, sour cherry, burnt toffee, dark fruits. Not the greatest.
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A true barleywine. Good aroma and smooth taste with a fresh mix. This is a sweet beer.
Ferris (7003) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Caramel and vinous notes, sweet cherry and a bit of booze. Coudyish copper with a beige head. Lots of plum, almost sour caramel, slight sweetness and heat.