bigben873 (133) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - Light Fruity, subtle malt aroma
Appearance - Medium Brown, cloudy, thick small head
Taste - Medium malt flavor, light hops
Palate - very smooth finish, no bitterness
Overall - A solid barleywine ale; not too hoppy-American, but not nearly as malty as the English-style I prefer. Really a pretty good hybrid of the two styles. Probably my favorite Bell’s beer.
BrettTaylor (588) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an dark orang’ish brown with creamy 1 finger white head. Head dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma - toffee, caramel, dried fruits, a little bit of an almost bourbon barrel note with vanilla and mild spices. Taste - malt, dark malts, med roast coffee. Moderately thick on the palate with a nice warming across the back of the throat. Bottle is from Sept. 2013. It’s aged very nicely.
hangunder (288) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells great, tons of caramel, soy sauce, sticky toffee. Hazy brown color with a foamy brown head. Tastes great, upfront sweet and sour characteristics, finishes with candi sugar and intense earthy bitterness. Long finish with a hint of molasses at the end. Not super to my taste but very good beer nonetheless. Thick bodied, average carbonation.
arnold931 (693) - Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bricks. Pours clear brown with some off white head. Nose is caramel and whiskey. Taste is same. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Good.
Dr_Fellini (673) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium nut brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is molasses, dark fruits, port. Flavor is boozy, dark fruits, raisin. Thick oily creamy body with a lingering alcohol burn. Decent barley wine, but I think I’m starting to get spoiled with all that barrel aged stuff out there.
VastActiv (3309) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ginger Man, New York. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, dry fruits, raisins, spices, ginger? and malts.
Quite dry barley wine.
sonnycheeba (3901) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours cola brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is rich bready and cookie malts, plums, raisins, caramel, black licorice, and molasses. Flavor is rich malt profile with medium floral hop bitterness, dark fruit esters, caramel, and faint woodiness. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
snoworsummer (2701) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazy nut brown with a bubby off white head. Tastes like raisin, dried fruits, booze, toasted malt, and dry grapefruit hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like raisin, nutty malt, toast, and caramel.
Luvystypotables (870) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of plums, bourbon and malt, pours a dark amber without much head. Taste of malt, and bourbon. Medium body with a sweet malt finish.
high_on_hops (709) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown with a short tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of vanilla, dark malt, plum, and dark cherry. The flavor is well balanced, with slightly toasty malt up front with a sweet, dark fruit finish over a smooth, medium-heavy body.
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nathan30533 (758) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Up, up, and away. This brew is amazing. Fruity and I can only guess about how it ages overtime. Enjoy.