beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at the 8th Annual Triple Rock Firkin Fest on 4/9/2011. This Barley wine pours a medium red amber color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Barley wine. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Hides the alcohol well. A nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
marcus (6441) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a sweet fruity aroma and a decent tan head. There is a slightly sweet smoked malt flavor with a very dry bitter chocolate finish. The alcohol is pretty well concealed.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with ruby highlights and a nice tan head. Big summer fruit aroma. Roast and chocolate flavor with summer fruit and earth. Medium-plus bodied. Roast and malt lingers with chocolate, earth, and coffee.
Ratman197 (9715) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Triple Rock poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, burnt carmel and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth dry finish.
joeneugs (3207) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Triple Rock on a chance meeting with badlizard! Not much else to add to what he said except the huge bitter hoppy finish and potent alcohol presence that you often get with a young barley wine. Very tasty and fairly complex brew.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a creamy head. Good strong caramel and chocolate aroma. Caramel chocolate mild molasses and brown sugar roasted grain and a hint of toffee.