kyzr (1152) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
X!V Anniversary. Amber pour with nice off-white head. Has a hoppy nose, with sweet malty undertones. Somewhat roasty up front, with a hoppy bite. Good carbination, for this medium bodied ale. Finish is hoppy and warm from the alcohol.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Dan Journal #126. Tasted 10/23/07. 12oz bottle. XIV 14th Anniversary. Filtered with a ruby amber hue. Clinging off-white head. Bright with big citrus grapefruit aromas. Sticky sweet fruity aromas. Wonderful malt complexity in the nose. Full bodied and sweet, then bitter. Cloying hop finish. Caramel notes. Citrus 7-Up effervescence. Dry finish. Blended and delicious. Extra points for the nose.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade with IrishBoy. Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee with some mild pine and citrus hops. A hint of alcohol. Pours a pretty dark, rich ruby with white sticky lacing down the glass. Flavor was somewhat discombobulated. Roasted malt and some bitter hops but nothing comes together that well. Everything that should be present in a barleywine is there, but it just doesn’t come together that well. Medium to full bodied but finishes a tad on the watery side.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF ’07. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy, light brown head, lasting, good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), average hops (herbs), average yeast (earth) with notes of dates. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
XIV Anniversary 12 oz bottle from Utah State Liquor Store in Salt Lake City; bottled on 07/10/07; Nose of raisins, malt, and light hopiness; purplish amber with a big rusty tinted head; flavor of dark fruit, hop bitterness, and light alcohol; finish is just plain bitter but not hoppy!
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/10/05 12 oz. Sandy’s liquor. SLO, CA. 2003 bottle 10th Anniv. Amber with large creamy tan head. Pleasant seet malty aroma. Nutty fruity taste. Not overhopped.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 11/30/2005
muddy brown, whispy head, strong malt aroma with good earty hops and a touch of sweet ripe fruit, solid body, rich malt flavor, nice balancing bitterness, no complexity
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Name: 14 Barleywine
Source: Beer Bingo
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy beige head,
Aroma: deep dark caramel malt aroma, slightly grassy earthy hops, touch of dark fruits,
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor, well balanced earthy hops and bitterness, touch of fruity character, long bitter finish,
Name: 14 Barleywine
Score: 3.4 to 3.5
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, wispy beige head, drippy bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet and fruity dark caramel malt aroma balanced by earthy hops,
Flavor: fruity flavor is kept mostly dry with earthyness despite a touch of dark caramel that tries to bring in some balancing sweetness, eventually some sweetness breaks through bringing out more of the fruit,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 This was an 13th Anniversary 12 oz bottle purchased at the Utah State Liquor Store in Salt Lake City. Poured a red to brown color with a fat light orange head. Big nose of sweet malts and piney hops with fruit and flowers. Mouthteel is fairly rich. Flavor is much of fruit. Nice bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well. Good now, and will probably get better with age. I got more than one bottle so will drink another next fall to see how well this does.
Update. Just finished a bottle of the XVI which is just as good as the 13th Anniversary one.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle purchased in Utah. Very nice flavors of carmel, malt and some malloasses. Lots of alcohol, but pretty good.
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Padrefan98. Brown pour with a decent off-white head. Lots of raisin and mollasses on the aromas. Aroma did not prepare me for the alcohol on the flavor. More dark fruit in the flavor too. Some roasty flavors, and then more alcohol. Not bad.