BrewHaMeister (161) - - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy ruby brown with an tan head. Aromas of raisin, fig, malt, and caramel. Flavors of caramel and booze with a slight bitterness.
Mrnoluv (151) - long beach, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet smell, has a dirty pond water look, light head. I’m not a huge barley wine fan, but this is a good one.
kid_piwo (14) - - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage opened today. Typical dark fruit nose with booze, good low carbonation mouthfeel. Aging provided nice mellow rounded edges. Sweet, touch of bitter, just a hint of alcohol.
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. amber mahogany with minimal head. sweet malty base with dark fruit. complex flavor. well done.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Blue monk. Beautiful mahogany dark or with an off white head. Nose is dark fruit and booze. Taste is sweet dark malt, raisin, Fig, booze, some yeast.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep ruby minimal head
Smell sweet juicy fig and caramel, bit of coco, toffee, raisin
Taste bread, caramel, booze, big classic barleywine flavors
Mid to fuller body
Smell great, everything else was only ok
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I haven’t had very many old Ales but this is pretty good. Malty and sweet with a taste of alcohol.
kevinsenn (1055) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquor s, Chicago. Pours dark brown with sediment. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, and raisins. Taste of dark fruits, toffee, and booze. Crisp aftertaste. Thick body.
italianjohn (2309) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brownish pour cloudy with a thin off white almost khaki head .... aroma of dark fruits, roasted light chocolate and chewy burnt caramel malts .... taste is of dark fruits, roasted malts, light chocolate malts, chewy burnt caramel malts with a light hoppy bite on the back end .... mouthfeel is very smooth and the abv is hidden well medium to full bodied ... bottle aged almost 7 months ..... finish is bitter and malty with a nice lingering bite on the tongue .... a very complete beer
jflopsu (524) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky red-ish brown with light brown head. Has a sweet caramel aroma, with other unique characteristics including some coffee, chocolate, malt and light hops. An excellent smoothy and creamy taste with caramel, dark alcohol, spices and some grains.