KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium honey copper with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that diminished slowly down to a large puddle and collar of foam which allowed for some excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a caramel malt, pine hops and a moldy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit), dark fruit (cherries) and a slight alcohol tinge.
The taste was sweetly bitter with hints of caramel and dark fruit early on and then progressed into a more pronounced bitterness and mildly acidic with a strong hoppy citrus note and a decent alcohol finish. The flavor hung around for a very long time with a nice hoppy alcohol warming sensation left behind.
Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with an extremely dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall an exquisitely well balanced Barleywine with a nice fruity alcohol presence and a big dose of hops...
ciocanelu (1420) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color with beige head. Aroma is really hoppy for a barleywine, earthy and resiny. Taste starts slightly malty but overall it’s really hoppy. Really fresh tasting barleywine.
dnicolaescu (2041) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared BOTTLE. Smooth milky caramel, vanilla and traces of fruity hops. Warming alcohol and smooth bitterness.
Tstamba (748) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DLD taster. Big bold black beautiful, bountiful, beertastic, Barleywine. Another solid product from 3F...
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Thisis12ptfont (1114) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of sweet malts, toasted sugars, melted caramel, sugar covered plums, tangerines, dates, toffee, deep amber malts, barley, wheat and intense pines and resin. Pours a darker copper with a apricot tint and thin foam and lace. Taste brings intense sweetness, sugars, deep fruits and crisp caramel upfront. Hops are immediately present afterwards with heavy bitterness, pines, resins, oils and tangerine notes. Finishes dry and hoppy with a noticeable booziness, Overall, very impressive. Well balanced between heavy barley wine malts and american style hops. A+ rating.
markducommun (923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight ruby brown color, clear. Small tan head. Molasses, light vanilla. Pine resin. Some earthiness. Sweet, some bitterness. Heavy body, chewy. Oily. Long finish. Great.
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snoot8726 (87) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2016 black glitter wax vintage. Pours brown with a white head. Huge hop presence on the nose with caramel, toffee and a touch of maple. Sweet hoppy flavor with a great mouthfeel. Yeah it’s hoppy for a barleywine but what do you expect from 3 floyds? No hops? Pfft, come on now. Fantastic brew.
Dorkenstein (432) - - FEB 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge brown sugar, caramel, and candied orange aromas. Taste is grapefruit, orange peel, pine tar, caramel, brown sugar, and dates. 2016 black glitter wax.
mambossa (298) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2016 black glitter wax. Pours a royal red-amber gold with creamy short-lasting off-white head. Nose of pungent, dripping apricot and maple-y honey, fruitcake glaze, desserts upon desserts wafted by a big booze hotness. Smells a bit like a diabetic hulk-sized alpha king. Flavor presents the same with a refined and easy bitterness, initially a big syrupy body with a triumphantly clean, non-cloying finish. As it warms the alcohol can make your tongue feel like an asphalt parking lot on a July day. Still has that trademark FFF candy hoppiness flavor. This one doesn’t disappoint.
Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at home with JF, IP trade with the Baldwizzard, 13/02/16. Yellowwax so guess 2006 rew.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a well appointed beige covering.
Nose is caramel xauce, light spice, fruit cake, raisens, hoppy underpin, light booze tunes
Taste comprises Xmas cake, light spice, toffee, earthy hop, biscuit crumble, light pine, dark fruit rinds.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in a boozey balanced close.
Solid BW .. good dose of hops without being OTT ..has held up extremely well for 9+ years.
stoutnick (830) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 Bottle pour from Lincoln - thanks heaps mate! Golden brown pour. Aroma is sugary sweetness. Taste is sticky caramel, sweetness, delicious - so smooth! Overall - great easygoing barleywine. Solid stuff.