UDBeernut (1478) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 version right off the shelves. Pours deep amber with off white head that reduces to a lacing cap. Toffee and caramel in the nose. Toffee is front and center on the palate. Hint of caramel, plum, and apple on the edges. Slight bitterness, but truly a malt bomb. Good full body. Aight
mverity (249) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BA’er @Casey3236. Pours a mostly opaque deep nutty brown, with hints of rich woody red. Creamy tan head that held pretty well before fading into a medium collar and a few wisps. Sticky legs and good lacing. Aroma is molasses, deep earthy malt, woody, some leathery damp soil. Taste is dark caramel, nutti-chocolate with some almond like toastiness, leather and earth. Rich mouthfeel, full bodied and low to medium carbonation. I think I aged this one a bit too long, or maybe not long enough. That dirt-like flavor is a little off putting.
haukur (1201) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy aroma. Full bodied with a good combination between hops, malt and sweetness. Really good barley wine.
HeadyDE (425) - Delaware, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle dated 4/11 pour to snifter..dark caramel brown color..slight head..decent amount of carbonation..bit of floating particles abound when held up to light..nose is sweet molasses..brown sugar..caramel..skor bar..mouthfeel has got that sweet barleywine presence with a healthy dose of figjam..quite smooth for the high abv..medium bodied to full bodied for sure..does have some coffee flavor profile similarities. have had this on draft before and this is clearly more tame..more mellow and a good sipper for colder months..
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, malty/spicy and slightly fruity/bitter, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear ruby, dark but not tan, big three finger owhite head
Smell fruity caramel red fruit
Taste sweet fig belgian, red fruit, sticky
Thin, min alc
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with 1 finger foamy tan head. Lots of dark fruit and toffee in the nose. Flavor is heavy on the dark fruit. Opens sweet, dark fruit in the middle, somewhat hoppy finish. Nice and smooth. Pretty good, not world class.
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/26/2010. From bottle. Orange amber color with a white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel, sugar, sweet fruit and toffee. Finishes with alcohol burn. Very good!
harrymel (1448) - 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 (54) - - 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 (469) - 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.