Hopped_Silly (349) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 6/1/2012. My first thought was this is very reminiscent of Unita's Duhbe, with simply more malt concentration and less bitter hops. Don't get me wrong, I love Duhbe.. Just being making an association... I'm guessing a similar malt/hop bill, with simply a different proportion and similar yeast. I may be wrong, as I'm not a brewer, though I can't deny what I taste. Rich, honeyed malted and light caramel, with mildly roasted malt, wheat bread and caramelized stonefruit. Think honeyed, caramalized, dried apricots, on wheat.. with a slightly bitter tinge.. Good.. Though I prefer the additional bitter hops of Duhbe, if i'm paying for the malt/hop bill.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
MmmcKay (1039) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looked fine. Tasted fine. Solid little barley wine. It was pretty fresh which is how I like my barley with some more hop kick. It didn’t suck.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark brown with some ruby mixed in and a finger of frothy tan-khaki colored head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel malts, caramelized and brown sugars, grapefruit, citrus, and some pine hops, a hint of dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
T - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, tropical, citrus, and pine hops, some good bitterness, brown sugar, caramelized malts, a touch of dark fruit, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming, sweet, and lightly bitter finish.
D - Nice hoppy barleywine. Great overall balance and smoothness.
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Clear, brown pour with a white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, and a little minty. Taste is caramel, booze, hoppy, and sweet.
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Clear amber/copper beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Nutty aroma, caramel, biscuits, hoppy, lemongrass, citrus, pineapples, figs, raisins, some toffee. Malty floral flavor, caramel, toffee, pineapples, passion fruit, mango, pine needles, raisins, some warming alcohol. Very nice.
AKThunder (164) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus hoppy aroma, reddish brown liquid with minimal head, medium bitterness and sourness, medium body and soft carbonation, with a bitter finish. This is excellent, reminded me of an IPA with all the hops.
italianjohn (2159) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
XV Anniversary 11/12/2008 .... Clear dark amber pour thin off white head ..... aroma of rich caramel malts, dark fruits and light booze .... taste is of chewy caramel, overripe dark fruits (almost prune juice like) with a faded citrus (oranges) hop flavor and subtle bitter bite .... finish is bitter and hoppy .... abv hidden well
danrcook (23) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love Uinta stuff and this is no exception. Beautiful deep amber hue and a rich taste. Not fruit forward like your typical barley wine, but not dry.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle in a goblet. Very smooth with well hidden alcohol, except for the warming in my stomach. Smells sweet, floral and fruity, but is much more malty upon tasting.
O: one of the best barleywines I’ve had.
deyholla (5403) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown head with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark bread with dark grains and a hint of sweetness. Flavor has some dark bread notes with a bit of sweetness and a hint of bitter chocolate.