jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What can I say other than this is the BEST BEER I have ever had. Now let me say that I drove an hour from Chicago to the brewrey to pick up some of 3 Floyds for the Super Bowl. I bought a growler of this barleywine and I feel in love (no I did not take it to the party, I am selfish). Now back to the beer; there may be better beers but I have never tried it. this one may get a boost from the fact that it did not sit on a boat from Europe for the last few months. Like a bouquet of flowers, fresh, sweet, intense. This beer is divine. Dark red/copper color. Almost no head but leaves a thick coating of lace in the glass neverless. This beer is not a thirst quencher by any means. Perfect for after dinner, late night. Unbelievebly smooth but intensely complex.Hard to find any faults. This is my second pint tonight (10.5%) so it has a real kick. I will definitely heading back to Munster, IN soon. By the way check my thoughts on Alpha King and Dreadnaught Ales - AMESOME.
lillunken (55) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska på Monks Café, Stockholm. Det stod att den var från 2006, men vaxet var turkost. Ljus, lite grumlig öl. Doftar som en lagrad amerikansk barley wine ska, karamell, lite honung, en aning torkade frukter, lite humle. Smak av detsamma, endel beska finns kvar. God men inte något utöver det vanliga när det kommer till lagrade, beska barley wines, vilket jag dock gillar.
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at all killer no filler. Pours murky brown with a frothy offwhite head. A lot sediment observed. Aroma is caramel and hoppy. Taste sweet caramel, slightly bitter hops, a touch of citrus.
toxichop (498) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Back in the day I would of loved this. The reason people say that Ipa’s turn into barley wine. Lots of hops and caramel malt. I found it easy to drink despite how big this was. Hoppy barely wine, not really my thing anymore.
Bule (1274) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours a brown color with a bit if frothy head. Strong caramel. Less of a sweet malt bomb than other big barley wines. Alcohol well masked. Delicate complex flavors.
rouhlas (1282) - GREECE - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From old notes. From tap at Mikkeller’s CBC’12. Amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light citrusy fruity, Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body soft carbonation
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was pretty hoppy. Doesn’t taste like your typical barleywine. It was more like an ipa but I would drink again.
Humlehode (311) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky brown with small tan head. Aroma of oak and whiskey. Sharp. A bit too much oak
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DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Stout Barrel House. Tawny amber, low golden head. Chewy toffee and piney hops, full bodied with a long bitter finish. A great American barley wine.
jbeatty (1210) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2015 release so quite fresh, 04/21/2015. Pours a ruby brown color, dense medium head with sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus with heavy grapefruit and noticeable tropical notes, sticky sweet toffee keeping pace with mildly resinous pine. Taste is grapefruit and thick bitterness balanced by sweet caramel malts and citrus zest, lingering grassy pine notes. Thick body, chewy. Really nice, a standard for the American style.
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amber to brown with tan head. Raisin currant licorice and then usuall TF big hop nose. Flavor dark fruit caramel and hop bitterness.