Ron (2848) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, citrus and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. The alcohol is only slightly noticeable. Maybe I’ll pickup another to cellar.
Jay_Dubbz (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Really nice take on the barley wine style. Smooth opening with a light hop finish. Hides the double digit abv very well.
--you've been Dubbed.
Erasmus_ro (1661) - Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a decent-sized, dark beige head. Aroma is lightly tropical hoppiness on the pour. Resin, caramel, pith, pine later on, from the glass. Taste is a lot of resin and caramel, pine too. Some orange, dried fruit on the finish. Full with fairly high carbonation.
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvsn. Clear deep amber-brown with a nice stable beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuits and some stale hops. Sweet flavor, malty, with caramel, cookies, stale hops and a bitter finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Decent.
Aurelius (4561) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, ruddy walnut brown. Tight tan head. Bright, hoppy 2xAIPA aroma. Very nice. West coast hops, lots of darkish malting, sturdy bittering but I wouldn’t call it aggressive. A bit on the acidic side, but great balance otherwise. Maybe a little fruitiness. Tell ya what... sight unseen, I’d bet on a Uinta brew anytime based on what I have had to this point. Growler County.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 year old bottle. Aroma of caramel and tobacco. Taste is medium hoppy, with notes of said caramel and tobacco, but also some tofee, bread and pine. Really, really good and balanced after 2 years.
dEnk (4159) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @tasting. Aroma is huge fresh hops, caramel, liquorice, fruits, raisin/plums, etc etc. Promising. Flavour is liquid bitter and hoppy for a barleywine, with big caramel, liquorice and fruits. Very nice.
mstrcrwly (536) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Draught 55..reddish brown with thin off white head.aroma of caramel,spices,hops..taste of caramel,brown sugar,hops..boozy but not overpowering.
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep deep amber/brown with lasting white foam. Aromas detectable from a long way away. Dark fruits, blackberry jam, buttered toast, nuts. Taste is big, bold, boozy. Sharp caramel and jam opening, moving to toffee/cereal bittersweet finish. Bitter throughout preventing the sweetness from becoming overpowering. An "American" barley wine I would say.
MacBoost (1440) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown with a tan head. Pretty thin looking. Aromas of caramel, some light floral notes. Taste is sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of toffee, caramel, pine sap. More bitter as it warms. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Thin. Very English style. Solid.