madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th December 2010
Hazy deep red - amber beer. Good pale tan head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Sweet fruit salad sweets with dashes of coca cola and a pinch of spice. Soft creamy malt base. Adds up to a sumptuous sweet and fruity beer. Finishes with a trace of aniseed alcohol and a carbonated nip.
Beerathon (945) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The complex blends of malts and hops takes over your mouth is a wonderful way. Dark fruits notes in both aroma and taste. One of my favorite beers that Troegs makes.
DRBiser (27) - - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pretty, dark, coca-cola like brown color. But the head...oh the head. It foams into two fingers of creamy burnt orange. It's unlike any beer I've seen I would say?
Don't love the smell of this, but my mind changes all the time on barelywines. Dominated by sweet malt, hops barely in the background with such a domination by the maltiness, and an almost burnt TOFFEE taste. Not that you taste smoke or burning, and not that its bad, but it's that powerful
This thing is great, but it's a lot of flavor. Honestly when I first had it, I couldn't handle the heavy sweet malt combined with the dry hop. But glad I waited to review as I've come around - this thing is really interesting. Sweet toffee, a dry hops, and a heavy malt dominate the flavor. The hoppiness has a quality that's almost like liquorice. It's such a unique flavor I'm almost at a loss for words
I have to be in the right mood, clearly, but this is a big time beer. Troegs is the shit and have changed my opinion beer yet again
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheHOFF43 (1673) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with some tan head. Aroma is very sweet hops. Flavor is hops with a lot of sweetness. Very nice beer and the higher abv is hidden incredibly well.
bobaidan (495) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium head of tan bubbles. Aroma is sweet dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is also sweet with fruit (prune) alcohol and a bitter finish. And excellent beer.
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown color with a small head. Nose is sweet and fruity. Taste is light for a barley wine with the alcohol well hidden. All in all a nice sipper but have had better. quaff score 6 / 10
nittanytide (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep mahogany with a small, white head. Aroma is winter fruit and bread. Taste is raisin (prune?) and apricot, with a unusually dry hop finish for a barley wine.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at THE Barley Wine Tasting, London. I brought this fella along, after aging it just shy of two years. Pours rich, ruby-brown with a thick, tan foam head. Nose holds aged pine, caramel, berries. Big sweet flavor with toasty caramel and pine, dry fruits, faint earth, ripe citrus. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Medium to big sweet finish with brown sugar, molasses, faint earthy hops, more pine, dry fruits. Good balance, nice character.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber served in a Founders snifter. Thanks to MarkIntihar for this bottle.
A: Pours a very dark ruby with brown and purple highlights intertwined throughout. A 1.5 finger, light khaki head forms on the pour with very good retention. Plains of lace are left down the glass.
S: Candied sugars, some burnt caramel, leather and a little booze all mend together well. There is a slight grassy hop presence as well.
T: Caramel and toffee sweetness with a leathery earthiness are present in the forefront. This melds to a slight vanilla richness in the middle and there is a bitter and grassy hop finish.
M: Medium bodied with a heavy coating quality and some warming booze on the finish. The grassy hops stick around long after the sip is done.
O: This was a pretty decent barelywine. A little too hoppy on the finish, but still some great caramel and vanilla notes.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-29-2011
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 Initially, did not think of this as a BW. Been wanting to try this bullshit for a while. I think I couldn’t bring myself to pay the extra cash for this one. On tap athe bocktown monaca, nice place. Muted IPA aroma. Brownish yet clear. Nice lacing fer sure. Weird floral perfumy thing developing on the taste buds. A piercing bitter thing strats happenen in the back of the throat, not dull, sharp and pointed. Not thinking much about this brew. Distracting like a loud MP player in the back of a classroom. This ipa thing, without being an ipa is causing me great discomfort. Hey, now I see its a barelywine, heheh; yes it does hide its 10% rather well. Back of throat rude funny hicky poaking the point of an artificial hop in there. I am however, surprized to find some fizz in this BW; makes it more like a strong american ale. How can this be in the same cat as harvey’s? hehheh