Ataraxia (233) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown tinged with amber, thin beige lacing. Pleasant grape and apple juice aroma, with hints of vanilla, caramel, and wet bread dough. Complex blend of fruit sweetness, tannin-like bitterness, and a hint of tartness. Smooth, a little spiciness, and fairly full-bodied. Long residual bitterness in the finish. 2007 vintage.
suprchunk (1792) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Not much of a head, at all. No lacing. Looks flat. Roasted barley and raisin aroma. Sweet raisin taste. Some molasses and malt. Some vanilla as well. Alcohol is hidden well. Nice warming beer.
niday2288 (115) - - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazy brown/amber with a very thin head. Nose is slight caramel and malt. Taste has nice malt backbone with light hop notes. Over all not a very overfly flavorful barley wine. More boozy burn notes than flavor.
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Maltser85 (107) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark mahogany. The beer is not clear. Slight red tinges around the edge of the glass. Hardly any head, and what is there is an off white ring. Huge alcohol legs on the glass. The aroma is big notes of caramel, raisinsm, toffee, dates and figs. Slight alcohol hint. The taste starts very sweet, very nice. Rolls through caramel, toffee, dark fruits. Finishes with a hop bitterness. This was bottled in October of 2012. The hops could mellow a bit more. The alcohol warms the entire body. Excellent beer. The second barley wine Iíve ever had. Its also the best!
italarican (1138) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark clear mahogany with creamy beige head. Aroma of tootsie roll, butterscotch, dark fruit. Flavor has some great butterscotch notes complemented by booze and dark fruit. Slight alcohol bite with lingering butterscotch flavor. Balanced, rich, slightly boozy, and really good.
Leafs93 (1503) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with a small, quick dissipating tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, earthy and woody. Taste is sweet. Medium bodied with a smooth mouth feel, almost creamy at times. Excellent.
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish-amber with an off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee, alcohol and bread. Flavor is dark fruit, caramel, toffee and grapes. The alcohol is noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
ryecatcher (539) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ambery-brown with fluffy off white head, mad crazy lacing. Nose is heavy on the dates, figs, brown sugar, caramel, malty goodness. Mouth is full bodied and slightly creamy, heavy caramel up front, some candied orangey notes, vanilla, maple syrup, malty, malty, malty, with some bitterness towards the middle and long into the afterglow I like this a lot, so itís going to be hard to sit on the rest of this six pack and let it cellar at least until the leaves fall and itís time for a new hockey season to begin.
boozedude (1450) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour...wow that 10%pops out at ya. In a good way.. Super strong but yet i could drink this all day.. One of the best barley wines ive had
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cream foam head, dark pour out of a bottle. Been drinking all night but this was a creamy smokey good impression!!! Good stuff
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