dekester1 (261) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice slightly reddish gold with a moderate head and lacing. Aroma was of malt and grassy hops. Taste was a nice mix of malt, alcohol and mild hops. Palate was nice. Overall, I was not blown away by this, but it was respectable.
EdInSaltLake (281) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fruity (citrus, raisin, berry) and spicy hops; light caramel malt, sweet, subtle toast. Can smell a little alcohol.
Sweet malty flavor, with bread and caramel malt in the background. Balanced with firm bitterness, and candy-ish fruity (citrus, plum, and almost strawberry-like?), tongue-numbingly spicy hop flavor. Warming--but little to no alcohol flavor.
"Best before 11/8/13"
FROTHINGSLOSH (4035) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with plum highlights and a small foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet candied dark fruits (cherry, raisin & plum) with a bit of toffee underneath. The flavor was tart, bitter and tangy with almost a sour presence and notes of molasses and raisin. Medium length bitter and tangy molasses and raisin finish with a boozy presence that comes out more with each sip. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing.
rejtable (888) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange with some head some lacing. Nose is toffee and grassy hops.
Notes of roasted cereal, toffee, grassy hops and some alcohol burn. Tastes are heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium with lively carbonation.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyable beer. The aroma is great. Sweet and toasted malts with a bit of piney hops. Flavor follows. Overall not mind blowing but pretty good
GothGargoyle (605) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium brown with an off white head. Aroma is honey, grapes, brown sugar, floral hops. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, initially sweet on the palate then the hop bitterness kicks in. Taste is candied citrus peel, caramel, dried apricots, dried mango, hint of spruce in the aftertaste.
HenryXXX (181) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rusty brown with a lite fluffy head. The nose is hops, raisin, and spiced fruit cake. The pallet starts with hoppy astringent caramel followed by some oak and finishes with a burnt caramel ( cream brûlée).
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CLevar (374) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Muddy dark amber, with a light tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma is subdued but complex, with bready malt, light pine and citrus hops, brown sugar. Taste is more malt, caramel and crystal, with a warming finish with nice pine resin hops lingering. Slightly chalky, but it works. Carbonation is perhaps a touch high, oddly effervescent. I like it.
ads135 (1718) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent barleywine from an excellent brewery. Notes of dark fruit, licorice, and alcohol. Maintains an amazing amount of balance considering its hoppiness and high abv.
dbarnold (1078) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Upper tier barleywine in my opinion. Well balanced, not overly hoppy. Also, lots of fruits, cherry, berry, grape, not just big and sweet, but with complexity. Retains a lot of drinkability for the abv. Better warm...
b3shine (2439) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a slightly hazy brown with foamy light beige head. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and malty with notes of hops, caramel, and toffee. Nice on the palate too. A solid example of the style.