harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to rowingbrewer for this extra, cheers Mark!
A: Pours a slightly hazy burnt fire orange ale. The ale presents with a two finger peanut head which falls to medium sheet of the same. spotty on sheeting lace here.
S: Whew! Sharp one here. Plenty of hops fell into this kettle. The alcohol is sharp here as well. The beer is gonna be bitter and spicy on the palate (smells like warrior, columbus, simcoe). Very hardcore nose.
T: Malt, pepper, savory, brown sugar, molasses, hints of cardboard oxidation (good here). The beer is hoppy still. I think this beer would take two years and it would develop a fantastic flavor. The malt profile is deep, toffee, caramel, coffees, cocoas, burnt sugar all fight for the balance and will finalize their hierarchy over time. Wish I had another for the cellar.
M: Full body with low carbonation. Although I tend to drink carb low beers, but I fear this beer will be completely flat in a couple years after aging. Right now, good, loose syrupy feel.
O: Well crafted a year out. Fresh, I’m certain this is a hop-bomb and I likely wouldn’t enjoy it - hop profile here tends to be too spicy. Nonetheless, this beer was well done.
Serving type: bottle
tschof (61) - - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Outstanding. First glass is good...second one is over the top good. Malty carmel finish with a hoppy front. Alcohol is well hidden unlike other barleys I’ve had. Troeg’s never disappoints. Combo somewhere between nugget necter and troegenator
DrewFace (965) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours a murky deep brown reddish tint. Deep malt aroma, caramel, darker malts, doe toffee character. Smooth, creamy, toffee, light roast character.
Homer321 (3771) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to BMart. Pours a murky dark red. minimal off white head. Nose is honey sweet lacking most esters. Taste is similar. Slightly chewy with some candy, fruit roll up flavors but not much complexity. Drinkable but other than fruitiness kinda bland. No alcohol warming. Clean.
callmemickey (4123) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber-chestnut colored body, off white head, decent lacing. Caramel, nuts, toffee, toast, a little cardboard. Medium to full bodied, smooth carbonation, light sweetness, prolonged finish.
Sledutah (6551) - Utah, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle thanks to RamyG4
Pours cloudy dark amber with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee, brown sugar and pine. Flavors of sweet toffee, woody, grainy and pine resin
A nice easy drinking Barleywine. This is good now, I’d love to try this after cellared for a few year.
spence3208 (18) - Maine, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small biege head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, and tobacco. Taste is leather/Tobacco, caramel, fig, and grass. Although it is a pretty well balanced barley wine its Mouthful is a tad thin for me.
madvike (3166) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours murky brown with a thin bubbly head. Nose is bready, a bit yeasty, and a touch of herbal hoppiness. Taste is more hoppy, herbal with light yeast and lots of dry bread. Gentle body, with soft carbonation.
Lukaduke (2908) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep mahogany rust color with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is toasty with nice malt backbone and sweet toffee, rustic walnut and a trace of grass. The palate follows with a nice round mouthfeel that thins out and bitters o the finish. Flavors of brown sugar, pecans, lots of grassy bitterness and some burnt toffee too. Really tasty and interesting flavor profile that isn’t hit you over the head sweet.
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a big burly barley wine. One of the better mass produced versions out there.