Tmoney99 (11563) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy brownish copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, floral hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is was a solid beer.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin. Pours a hazy brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee malt, bitter citrus hops. The taste is bitter hops, toffee, strong lingering booze. Medium bodied, hot, pretty messy.
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a lightly hazy, copperish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, some toasted nuttiness, floral hops, and some dark fruits. Tastes of toasted nuts, caramel, dark fruits, juicy oranges, and roast. Light to medium alcohol in the finish.
Dogbrick (9096) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Bodega. The beer is a slightly hazy copper color with a medium thick foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of malt, caramel and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and dark fruit. The finish is sticky with a robust malty aftertaste. Good Barley Wine all around.
shrubber85 (8484) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Prune, candy sugar malt, and alcohol aroma. Amber with minimal head. Sweet caramel/raisin malt, mildly bitter herb, and alcohol flavor. Tasty.
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, I’m proud to be am American, where at least I know I’m free, and I won’t forget the prior 3, who rated this ’fore me, and I proudly stand up and rate this here and defend that rate today, cause there aint no doubt I hate Lee Greenwood, stop spying USA!
Pours turbid deep copper with off-white lacy head. Nose is caramel malt, cheddar cheese, hops, fermented fruit, female gymnast feet. Tastes of huge fermented caramel malt, fruit, resiny hops, and old aley late mats. Gets hot late, but is complex and enjoyable, although a bit bitter and way hot.
DrSilverworm (7940) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dutch’s. Keg is labeled 10.5%. Pours a half hazy dark brown red color. "Sangria", as Color Grab describes it. Thin off-white head. Leaves plenty, thicker lace. This stuff is surprisingly hopppy! Drinks close to a double IPA, with a big sturdy english-style malt backbone. Big earthy hop character, toasty malt. Bigger bitterness, much less sweet than expected. Very light alcohol warmth in the end, it’s pleasant. Bigger body, lightly slick. Smooth, lighter, lightly soft, almost creamy carbonation. Drying in the finish. This is a delicious, hoppy barley wine. Way less of the tropical fruity sweet maltiness that is often way overdone in barley wine (though a bit is there... would probably come out more as this ages). Much better than expected. Probably very fresh, I think (date not labeled on the keg).
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Muddy amber with golden highlights. Surprisingly hoppy aroma, pink grapefruit, toffee. Maltier palate, chewy toffee, but with an ambitious hop load. This straddles the line between malty DIPA and hoppy barley wine. Very tasty!
alexsdad06 (6550) - Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and Ray. Pours a hazy amber color witha medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have an American barley wine profile ;caramel malts, floral and fruity hops, somewhat soapy hops, finishes with some spicy notes and mild to moderate bitterness. After Wulver, this was a bit disappointing.
b3shine (6216) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a transparent orange with ample foamy off-white head. Smells sweet and malty with otes of toffee. Tastes like it smells, but way less balanced. Hot and boozy too. Average (at best) on the palate. Not my thing.