oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orangish amber color. Aromas of strong malts, citrus, fruit, and alcohol. Flavor big malt taste with fruity finish. Long malt aftertaste. Can really taste the alcohol in this one
mfhennig (281) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bring it on! Foggy caramel colored pour, nice beige head with terrific lacing. Aroma is molasses and dark fruit. Flavors match quite well. Texture is a bit thin but smooth. This one confuses me. Is it a Barleywine or an English Old Ale. Whatever.....itís solid!
CH-303 (1997) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Packaged 5/9-2014. Dark redish brown, clear. Small light tan head.
Aroma: Dark fruit, molasses.
Taste: Dark fruits, molasses, some maltiness, vinous, warming. Hides alcohol well, I think.
Bought: Trade with Benzai - thanks!, 355 ml
weihenweizen (3188) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, bottled on April 4, 2012. poured into a snifter. Dark Translucent Crimson with small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is oxidized caramel malt and tobacco. Not a fan.
Steverus0 (262) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAR 14, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alcohol and fruits come through on the nose after an autumn dark brown color.
Light effervescence yields to rich mouthfeel. Strong whiskey-like liquor finish is pretty pleasant especially for a non-barley wine guy
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy chestnut brown with a tan white head that gradually fades to a rim. Mild lacing. Aroma is molasses and malt and sweet wine. Taste is rich and flavorful and quite dry on the palate. Very much like wine or brandy in taste and character. Still, there is a sweet toffee and malty roastiness - even burnt sugar here. Despite the wine-like character and ABV, not overly boozy. This is a very flavorful beer and a fantastic example of the style. If you like old ales/barleywines and are willing to lean into the malty side, this is a winner. Just great.
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 vintage 12oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is caramel, wood, light molasses turns to a bright rum raisin with mild leather. It pours a murky, dark wood brown color with a tan, foam head that has very light retention and just a mild, runny lace. The taste is highly bitter, with a medium high sweet. The texture is thick with a mild, fizzy carbonation and a full body. The flavor profile starts with a muted rum or brandy warmth and raisin notes and finishes with a brighter rum raisin that turns to sweet tobacco and coffee with smokey molasses and bitter herbs. It leaves an aftertaste thatís lightly astringent with notes of smoke, ash, tobacco, and herb.
Msdrbeat (499) - East Lansing, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma. Deep Amber color. Thin white head. Bitter with a tad of sweetness. Grain fruit notes.
Maxbier (900) - Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown pour with thin head. Musty malty aroma. Pleasantly malty and boozy, some syrupy feel and some alcohol get in the finish. Label doesn't provide much information, glad the ratebeer app clued me in that this was a barelywine or I may have been very confused by this one.
stevoj (4033) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Jake65. Without any research, I was thinking this was an old ale. Bottled August 2013. Muddy brown with small skin of beige head. Sweet malt and molasses on the aroma, hints of vanilla and oak in the taste, very gentle warmth. Slick, oily body. I would have kept this longer had I known. Thanks Jake.