dekester1 (341) - 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.
monk191 (1289) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice barleywine overall. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick tan head. Smells of caramel, barley and other malts. Taste is thick and boozy, with caramel, vanilla, and a sharp, sweet finish. Had in the bottle.
JFGrind (1912) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Let this Barley Wine warm from Uinta to get the true spectrum of flavors. Strong hop biitterness backed up by a solid wall of malts. Well rounded English style Barley Wine. Picked up a 2014 vintage 4-pack this past Spring @ State Line Liquors.
vjohans (474) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2014.
Caramell, Grass, citrus, dried fruit, Brown liquid, Brown head, hazyx, medium sweet, medium bitter, medium body, decent america british style barley wine, to bitter to match the body
crossovert (9206) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DRaft. Amber/dark pour. This is definitely an american barleywine, super hoppy, feels like a double ipa with jsut loads of malt character, the two balance.
tekstr1der (141) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Possibly too fresh? This had a harshness I did not expect. Alcohol was forefront, more so than other barley wines I’ve enjoyed. Poured brown, with little head. Aroma’s of malt and alcohol. Flavor was slightly astringent, with more bitter than malt, and more alcohol burn. Finish could be smoother, again perhaps needing aging.
nealblind (1105) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown pour. Aroma caramel brown sugar. Tastes grassy bitter buttery. Resinous. Tasty.
PorterPounder (6220) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Momo’s. Dark brown pour, khaki colored head, bit of lacing. Fruit salad aroma, brown sugar. Full bodied flavor, Brown sugar, fruit salad, caramel, light chicolate. Thick sticky mouthfeel.
rosskyle (177) - - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Tornado. Dark Amber red color with a medium white head. Sweet plum and alcohol aroma. Heavy texture that coats the mouth. Sweet plum aroma.
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BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky orange-amber pour with a small rocky white head. Malt, dark fruit, toffee, and some nice hop assertiveness to offset the sweetness. Creamy but not heavy on the tongue. Good stuff.
degbert (1373) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a high, very solid, lacy light brown head. Nose is toffee, boozy, herbal, walnuts, and fruitcake. Drier than I expected on the tongue, with a hefty dose of black tea and spice; comes off almost chai-like, with oak and herbal elements. Finish is long and a little hot. Quite good.