nike (822) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, typical in your face barley wine. Pours brown/red color. Aroma of sweetness and some hints of hops. Full body, thick dark fruits and sweetness. Well balanced with a malty backbone. Surprisingly, there was little to no alcohol on the taste. Defintely well balanced. This is a classic barley wine, usually not my style. This one is not bad.
bitterbrewer (47) - Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of malt, caramel, and alcohol. A warming brew with toasty bread and caramel flavor, subtle piney hops, moderate bitterness, and alcohol. Excellent.
EdInSaltLake (433) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fruity (citrus, raisin, berry) and spicy hops; light caramel malt, sweet, subtle toast. Can smell a little alcohol.
Sweet malty flavor, with bread and caramel malt in the background. Balanced with firm bitterness, and candy-ish fruity (citrus, plum, and almost strawberry-like?), tongue-numbingly spicy hop flavor. Warming--but little to no alcohol flavor.
"Best before 11/8/13"
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with plum highlights and a small foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet candied dark fruits (cherry, raisin & plum) with a bit of toffee underneath. The flavor was tart, bitter and tangy with almost a sour presence and notes of molasses and raisin. Medium length bitter and tangy molasses and raisin finish with a boozy presence that comes out more with each sip. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing.
rejtable (1047) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange with some head some lacing. Nose is toffee and grassy hops.
Notes of roasted cereal, toffee, grassy hops and some alcohol burn. Tastes are heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium with lively carbonation.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyable beer. The aroma is great. Sweet and toasted malts with a bit of piney hops. Flavor follows. Overall not mind blowing but pretty good
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium brown with an off white head. Aroma is honey, grapes, brown sugar, floral hops. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, initially sweet on the palate then the hop bitterness kicks in. Taste is candied citrus peel, caramel, dried apricots, dried mango, hint of spruce in the aftertaste.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rusty brown with a lite fluffy head. The nose is hops, raisin, and spiced fruit cake. The pallet starts with hoppy astringent caramel followed by some oak and finishes with a burnt caramel ( cream brûlée).
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CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Muddy dark amber, with a light tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma is subdued but complex, with bready malt, light pine and citrus hops, brown sugar. Taste is more malt, caramel and crystal, with a warming finish with nice pine resin hops lingering. Slightly chalky, but it works. Carbonation is perhaps a touch high, oddly effervescent. I like it.
ads135 (2320) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent barleywine from an excellent brewery. Notes of dark fruit, licorice, and alcohol. Maintains an amazing amount of balance considering its hoppiness and high abv.