theOptimator (354) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is sweet caramel malt, bready, light roast with nice citrus hopping. Appearance is dark brown with a bit of orange, small head. Taste is malt forward, caramel and dark malt, strong hop bitterness present as well but way malt forward. Palate is medium full with some alcohol heat. Overall not bad but lacking some of the complexities would want in the style. A little one dimensional, not sure I would want to age this one like you would want to with many other young barleywines.
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. BBOTMC. Murky red-brown. Rich dark fruit aroma with prune, a little sugary. Full body, quite carbonated, long, dry and bitter finish.
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some caramel, a hint of citrus and a fair amount of booze. Pours brown with OK head. Light sweet finish with some boozy bitterness. Some light florals and citrus. Average carbonation. Bottle.
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks, small stable light brown bubbly head, very cloudy dark red to light brown color, aroma of dried fruits with some citrus, flavor of dried fruits, quite strong but pleasant sweetness medium bodied and suprisingly light. Pleasant.
ogre71 (234) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a strong beer full of malty grain flavors. Its a bit to bitter and hoppy for me.
mysticbrew (101) - - AUG 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark amber with an off-white head and lacing. Malty aroma with a hint of caramel and vanilla. The flavor is malty with some smokiness, toasted malt and a burnt finish with some hop bitterness. There is a a medium full body that lingers on the tongue.
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monk191 (1548) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice barleywine overall. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick tan head. Smells of caramel, barley and other malts. Taste is thick and boozy, with caramel, vanilla, and a sharp, sweet finish. Had in the bottle.
JFGrind (1949) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Let this Barley Wine warm from Uinta to get the true spectrum of flavors. Strong hop biitterness backed up by a solid wall of malts. Well rounded English style Barley Wine. Picked up a 2014 vintage 4-pack this past Spring @ State Line Liquors.
vjohans (636) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2014.
Caramell, Grass, citrus, dried fruit, Brown liquid, Brown head, hazyx, medium sweet, medium bitter, medium body, decent america british style barley wine, to bitter to match the body
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DRaft. Amber/dark pour. This is definitely an american barleywine, super hoppy, feels like a double ipa with jsut loads of malt character, the two balance.