maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atlanta Highway) in Athens. Big rounded caramel nose, with some piney hops. Dull dark brown, thin head, some lace. Large-scale chunky caramel initial / mid goes to a bit of harshness as the hops kick in / some more mild caramel and then a balanced aftertaste. Medium body. A bit thin. Not bad, really. Alc, is pretty well disquised.
Itzjerm (901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really awesome beer with good hop balance. What would be super sweet or super hopped turns into a super beer. This would be rated higher but had a strong bottle bottle cap aroma at first pour. Yet pretty much top beer from Utah other than that. No head however
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Darwenus (444) - Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich caramel color with a slight head that leaves some lace. The aroma isn’t very strong. There’s some malt and a little honey in the smell, but it isn’t overpowering with sweetness, which is something I often dislike about barley wine. Where this thing really stands out is the flavor. Huge, huge strong malt and only a slight background sweetness, and some bitter hops in the flavor. It’s crisp, not syrupy like some barley wine can be. This thing might disappoint some barley wine fans, but for someone like me who isn’t in love with the style, this is very good.
zoucrew102 (280) - - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweet, malty with slight burnt sugar. Pours deep copper color with thin white head. Taste is sweet with sugar
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JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle from a 2012 vintage bottle. Pours a darker copper with a big beige head of foam. Aroma is pine and fruity bitterness overlaying a big sweetness. Taste is burnt caramel, roasty bitterness, fruity pine bitterness. Interesting and complex beer. Pretty good.
Westchesterco (659) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, grass, earthy, golden, cloudy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, bitter, bitter, long finish,
Iphonephan (2202) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Mad Fox Barley Wine Festival, Falls Church VA. Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy off white head. Caramel and raisin in the nose. Hops come through in the taste, with bitter aftertaste. Nice balance of hops and malts. Alcohol level is pretty well hidden. A nice American-style barley wine.
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark mahogany red with a creamy head that stays around despite the 10.4 abv. Some bready notes in the aroma, dark hearty grains, some hints of alcohol some raisins, burnt sugar, molasses and some spicy hops.. tastes of burnt sugar alcohol and molasses some breadiness and some hop bitterness has an almost sweet caramel after taste leaving you wanting more. A good thick palate that leaves the mouth sticky
Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at thirdeye11’s birthday party. Brown with a white head. The aroma has a lot of caramel malt, but there is also a good dose of hops. The flavor is a combination of many things. I get a lot of caramel malt, as well as a lot of pine from the hops. I also get a good bit of alcohol. A very hoppy barleywine. Glad I got to try it.
Damico (2202) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours unclear dirty amber in color with a beige head. Aroma brings more smoky sweet malts, not resiny or pungent. The flavor is sweet, almost lemony hoppy on the tongue.