cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
XII via trade with Buck Dich - Pours a deep amber color with a nice size light tan head. Has a sweet floral, toasty caramel malt aroma. Has a semi-sweet caramel malt flavor with a good amount of hop bitterness. Has a slight alcohol aftertaste. Medium body with a dry finish. A good beer. Thanks Jordan.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
XII via trade with both Bück Dich and Degarth! - Thanks guys! - Pours lovely copper with a pretty good sized tan head that settles back quickly to a film and laces a little on the snifter. Aroma is nice citrus hops over big caramel malts, with a little toffee, and some apricot there too. Flavor is good caramel malts, toffee, a little brown sugar, some grapefruit on the finish. Pretty well balanced. Carbonated well but not overly so. Somewhat dry and bitter on the finish. A good balanced barleywine that I enjoyed..
bhensonb (11378) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
XII Ann. Great hoppy aroma backed by malt. Amber color, reddish heart, and virtually no head. Starts with a piny hop, moving to malty sweetness, finishing with sugar on the tongue, but the bitter continues. Goes good with chocolate.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from OhioDad via trade, thanks Scott. XII wonderful malty aroma of caramel and toffee. pours a rich mahogany brown with a short lived head. flavor is more malt with some brown sugar and somewhat acidic on the finish. still not a huge BW fan, but I’m getting there.
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another score from the state store. Yep, the best beer I’ve tried from this brewer. Bottle, XII anniversary bwine. Nice translucent mahogany color....small tannish head that hung around for a bit. Classic big malty caramel nose with some piney hoppiness to boot. Big bitter hop bite at the initial taste that subsides to allow that toffee/caramel malt presence come through. Nice mouthfeel...adequate carbonation...pretty good. I couldn’t find much to not like about this. I’ll let some sit for another year or so and revisit.
hopscotch (9371) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 Bottle... Clear ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Fruity, malty nose. Well-balanced, malty flavor. Medium sweetness... toffee and caramel. Medium bitterness... pink grapefruit. Mildly tangy. Not overly boozy. Medium-bodied and lightly oily with soft carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter finish. Thanks to scraff for sharing!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Jordan! Dark crimson, thin creamy light tan head. Nose was full of caramel, toffee, pine, and dark cherry. Well bittered flavors up front with more piney notes blending well with sweet caramel and dark fruit tones. Medium bodied and oily, soft carbonation, dry, fruity, bitter-sweet finish. Not top of the line, but a good tasting BW none the less...
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 2004 bottle. Pours a murky brown with tan head. Nose is sweet, roasted caramel malts and brown sugar. Flavor is more of the same with a decent bitter finish. A well balance BW, but with a hint of metallic in the flavor.
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2007 I’ve always rooted for this brewer, with their eco-friendly techniques and their attempt to brew beer in the wasteland of Utah. But until now, I had never really cared for any of their brews. This, the 11th anniversary barley wine however, was quite tasty. Medium to deep brwon, hint of ruby, slight head, quite clear. Aroma of pine resin with rich toffee. Flavors dead on match, loads of toffee and pine. Thick and rich, but straightforward in nature. Perhaps a bit of a one note beer, but a good note. NOTE: 11 month old bottle of the XIII is really good, perhaps a bit more complex than the XI. A consistently good experience with this series.
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uinta 10th: This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of off-white colored foamy bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a semi-transparent brown colored body. The aroma was vinous malty hoppy bready and doughy. The mouth feel was tingly from the start and vinous in the finish. It had a strong vinous malt spice flavor.