rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Brown with small head. Strong and malty, but lacking any real hoppiness. Slightly sweet with caramel. Really could use some big hops. Doesn’t seem very boozy at all. Well hidden.
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a one finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Clear deep amber/ruby color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Fruity caramel nose and flavor is sweet not so dark fruit and caramel. Not cloying. Higher ABV is hidden. $2.49 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
AdamJackson (2626) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at trout river. Medium dark brown. Srm of 15. No head. Smell I can't smell anything. Taste - big sweet taste. Brown sugar, cloves and spices actually pretty good. Overly sweet though. 50/50 carbonation. Smooth finish. Minor booziness. It's an alright beer.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark amber barley wine with a thin white head. In aroma, some grape fruit pulp and raisin, with butterscotch. In mouth, an astringent chalky sour malt, bilous hops, not good. On tap at Positive Pie Tap and Grill, April 6 2012.
puboflyons (2151) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a medium amber with red hues and a moderate, long -lasting head. Pretty good clarity for an unfiltered beer. On the nose upfront I get a subtle, mellow malt character with yeast and an unexpected kind of toffee or caramel accompaniment. Not boozy at all but also little in the way of hops. The body is medium to bold. The taste is entirely pleasant and not pungent like so many early Barleywines. This one has probably been sitting around for awhile before being sold so it has mellowed with age. An off-dry hopped ending. The ABV hits me in the end. I am glad I bought a six pack of it so I can enjoy it longer.
thornecb (4404) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours mahogany into a snifter. Pancake head with good retention bubbles and recedes leaving scant sheets. Butter and candy corn aromas. Sweet flat candy corn upfront turning watery in the lasting butter finish. Huh?
mcox90 (1547) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Siptemberfest. Pours a slightly cloudy red/brown with a thin off white cap. Somewhat faint aroma of caramel, toffee and vanilla. Lacks the heavy sweet scent of molasses and brown sugar that one finds in better barley wines. Flavor, too, was on the light side although all the basic flavors were present. Dark fruit, caramel, toffee. Lighter than usual palate with a bitter finish.
BroSpud (1695) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Medium amber pour with a light tan head. Very thin for a barleywine. Very sweet with almost no hops detected. Fruity with a hint of vanilla. Not really doing it for me.
BuckeyeBoy (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle thanks to JohnGalt1 we had this right after the IMP Stout they also make. Pours out orange/amber topped with a white head. Aroma was pit fruit, caramel sweetness, light hops, and some rich malts. Taste was much as the aroma with the sweetness leading the way and a light bitterness on the end. Sad to say but the coolest thing about this also was the lable.
douglas88 (6031) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Toby. Pours a murky brown color with a medium off-white head. A light nose of earthy caramel, dusty. The flavor is a thin dusty caramel, some heat and a dry almost funkiness. Decent.