BVery (9503) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky orange-amber pour with a small rocky white head. Malt, dark fruit, toffee, and some nice hop assertiveness to offset the sweetness. Creamy but not heavy on the tongue. Good stuff.
degbert (1661) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a high, very solid, lacy light brown head. Nose is toffee, boozy, herbal, walnuts, and fruitcake. Drier than I expected on the tongue, with a hefty dose of black tea and spice; comes off almost chai-like, with oak and herbal elements. Finish is long and a little hot. Quite good.
thomat (3299) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Reddish amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and malty tones. malt, fruit, hopas and alcohol. Full body with a nice, bitter sweet warming finish.
BeerdedDave (1321) - Beckley, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy, reddish-brown color; sweet malt and floral hop aroma; a very nice, well balanced barleywine; sweet malt is nicely balanced with plenty of hops
Nische (1836) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany color with a large fluffy head. Sugar, plums, dried fruit & alcohol in taste and aroma. Bitter, dry finish.
AndySnow (6596) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Alcohol, fruit, hops, caramel.
Body: Full body, low carbonation..
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, floral, hops, raisin, alcohol.
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark amber. Aroma of malt and caramel. Tasty with a nice palate too. Kinda sweet, but pretty well balanced with the high abv.
astanford (36) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, roasty, resin, spruce, barnyard, earthy, dark brown, frothy, cloudy, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
drpimento (3077) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Velvet hammer here. Appearance is a large, long lasting, tan to cream-colored, thick head, plenty of lace, and a clear, dark amber hue. Aroma is leather, dark ripe fruit, dark malt, yeast, hops, and lumber. Flavor’s similar to nose, with sweet being up front and bitter heavy in the finish and just right carbonic tang to balance. Body is good, but the heavy bitter yields some coarseness. Ditto for the finish, with some off flavors, though overall, I’d definitely have, just not right away. I’d be especially curious to try it with some aging.
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015
A couple months at cellar temp has the expected results with less hop influence, while also allowing the exceptional texture to shine a bit more, +1 on Palate
Fresh review on Feb 28, 2015 :
Ruby highlights adorn a mahogany body beneath a slowly fading, rocky faint tan head creating intricate lace all around
Classic American barley wine aromas and flavors, stanky dank, dark and red berries, herbs and citrus balanced over sweet cherry malt notes on the beautifully smooth signature Uinta texture, medium weight offering coffee cake and toffee leading to a piney, complex residual full of the previously mentioned components
12oz bottle best before 05/04/15H served at 50° into Stölzle Swirl Red Wine glass