toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 0z bottle. Pours golden orange with no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and sweet malt. Flavors of caramel, toffee, malt and faint hops. The barley wine flavors were there, however, they seemed muted, almost like a watered down barley wine. Very average.
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Trion.
A very impressive beer. Iím not often much for a barleywine, but the wonderful aroma and smooth, creamy sweet taste really made for a great experience. I look forward to going back for another pint!
want1DIPA (227) - - SEP 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A bomber pour a few months back. My favorite barleywine at the time, Sucaba and Angels Share has since taken that top spot. BB is a great sipping barley! What reeled me in sip after sip was the Carmel sweetness! I canít wait for the í14 release.
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle with yellow wax (2007). Poured a small white head, that dissipated quickly. Pretty nice lacing. Smells of caramel, vanilla, with some hops and malt mixed in. Tastes of caramel and vanilla quite strongly, and maybe a little citrus. Goes down with some hop bite at the end, but quite full-bodied, and the taste stays throughout. Overall quite good though.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out amber color with some foam. Taste is hoppy and malty. Sweet fruity notes with nice bitter hops. Low alcohol burn, very drinkable.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Kiefdog for this yellow-waxer. Very excellent barleywine, well balanced with both big malt and big hop, quite drinkable for the abv, held up well with a bit of age.
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at fff brewpub and purchesed a couple bombers. it pours a golden red color with a tiny white head. The smell is of dried fruits and citrus. the taste is is a nice bitter hoppiness along with a sweet and fruity taste. This will be good on a cold winter night to warm you an a loed one up.
yumyum (217) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was my surprise of the night at dld 09. Not all that experienced with barley wines but this was one that impressed me immensely. Seemed to me like a imperial ipa (I actually preferred this to the dreadnaught). Big hops in the nose and flavour wise but a fair bit sweeter than expected. EAsy drinking for abv. Complex mix of hops some citrus, espec grapefruit and sugary sweetness. Really good
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 10, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 On tap (if I remember correctly) at Three Floyds brewpub. Quite a big barleywine-- loud and proud. Has that distinct 3F hop flavor-- helps hide the alcohol. I couldnít drinkt his all night-- one glass was plenty. But it was extremely complex in flavor and well balanced for such a potent brew.
3-2-08 on tap at FFF: Better than I remembered. Did they tweak the recipe, or did the brewing gods just smile down on this batch? What a wonderful initial hop aroma and flavor. And then the complex barleywine flavors slowly take over the palate-- just sublime. Closest beer to a perfect rating that Iíve had in a long time.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big barleywine. Awesome sweet fruit and caramel notes. Hops add good bitter back to all of the sweetness. Big alcohol finish. Great barleywine.