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.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 22oz bottle, Yellow wax. Pours dark amber with a moderate off-white head. The depth of flavors is incredible. Lots of hops with caramel/alcohol sweetness and hints of dark fruits. A perfectly balanced barley wine. Yet another amazing, huge beer from Three Floyds.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Reminds a lot of grapefruit, but with a hint of some nice candylike sourness. Really tickles the senses!
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very complex, itís almost a mix between a Imperial IPA and a Barley Wine. It has some of the nice tropical fruit components of IIPA, but has the smoth and rich body of a Barley Wine. Flavor is lots of apricot, pineapple, figs, caramel. This goes down easy, the balance and how it gets the great fruit flavors together. I had no problem drinking a whole bottle alone.
Kodos (205) - USA - DEC 15, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a big, hoppy BW. Definately smooth going down with the typical BW heat. Great offering from 3Fís!! Keep em coming.
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz. Bottle. 2013 orange wax. Pour is a rich mahogany with off white head. Aroma of caramelized malt and fruity cherry notes. Flavor is very smooth and balanced. Cherries, caramel, with hints of chocolate and brandy. Dangerously drinkable at 12% abv.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 commercial description is accurate.....nice beer to sip on over a long period of time... would be nice to try again a year or so from now.................wow this review sucks.....this has to be the best idea i have ever come up with...sip a barley wine....oh well i should probobly add something about this being over-rated, but maybe i am just a jerk and want to be disagreable this beer had a sweet bottle....that is one sexy beast
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark ruby color, sweet taste and thick mouthfeel. All sorts of huge carmel smells and flavors. There is also a huge hop presence in the smell and in the taste. Very piney resiney hops with a perfect bitter backend. Nick Floyd did a perfect job with the little description of this beer, it is right on point. Very good! My perfect barleywine. Thanks Jeff for letting me try a bottle of this.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
acquired in trade - 22 oz. bottle into a snifter
Pours a mahogany red with a smallish head which completely disappeared. Very light lacing which didnít last. Nose is ripe cherries, bananas and butterscotch. Hoppy start gave way to dark fruit, esp. cherries, banana and butterscotch. It almost tastes like a lighter sherry. There is a little hop bitterness in the dry finish. Some alcohol warming is there, but less that the 12.5% might lead you to expect. The mouthfeel is creamy but light for the style. This was an OK barleywine but not a favorite.
POD (198) - USA - JUN 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found a 2007 bomber at Whole Foods in Columbus, OH. Strong sweet cirus aroma. Creamy tan head that disipates quickly. Nice lacing rings circled my large glass dimpled mug every 2 inches or so. Three Floyds really knows how to incorporate an almagamation of robust, full-bodied, complex flavors into itís brews. Various floral and citusy hopness swirls through this brew all the way to the end. 12% ABV is well disguised and will nail you before your finished. The finish is sweet carmel that lingers and finishes with a mellow bitter citrus. I really loved this ale. If it didnít cost so much, I would drink it all of the time.