TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark toffee with a thin fleeting layer of foam. Smells like rich toffee, caramel, chocolate, raisins, sweet cherries, and some piney hops; pretty complex. Pungent flavors of booze, dark chocolate, slight roast, and slight anise with a strong hop bitterness to balance any sweetness; it’s surprisingly un-sweet, no cloying. Finishes slick and bitter; full bodied with low carbonation.
Bottled 3/7/12, I’m surprised to see how well the bitterness has stood up for the last several months. A really great take on a barleywine.
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. Caramel malt, brown sugar, fruity hops, citrus pine. Unbalanced taste profile of sweet malt on the one hand, and bitter hops on the other. Bitter finish with too much alcohol.
tfontana (619) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is strong bready and caramel malts with floral and fruity hints. Mildly astringent. Appearance is hazy dark reddish-orange with discernible floating sediment, minimal sparkle, finger-width fluffy beige head with fair retention and nice lacing. Taste is much like aroma with front half sweet malt and second half yielding to more nuanced fruit notes and some citrus. Palate is medium bodied with thick, sticky texture, esophageal warmth and sweet, long finish. Overall, avoids being overly sweet and has a bit of hop complexity.
zvikar (4126) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange to deep brown with a beige head, aroma of of cheese, lemon, lemon grass, pomelo, flavor is bitter with marmalade, orange and alcohol, medium bodied
tsd08460 (755) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, citrus, dark fruits
Appearance: clear amber with a beige head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish,
altonbrownd (5416) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Dark brown body with slight, tan head. Nose is sweet, barley, toasty. Flavour is caramel, malts, honey. Really nice barley notes. Warming finish. Good stuff.
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours copper with a filmy light tan head. Nose is pretty sharp and boozy with lots of pine and citrus hoppy notes. Taste has a big caramelly bready body with some yeasty dough and more grass/pine/citrus hoppiness. Slick and medium-bodied with medium-low carbonation.
Underdogs88 (324) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong Grapefruit, pine hop aroma with malt notes of licorice, plums and bread. Appearance is a light brown with an off white head. Flavor has a strong grapefruit, pine hop flavor. Malt flavor is bready with notes of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium full with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a pleasant tasting American barleywine.
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demannu (353) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subdued aroma of grapefruit and caramel. Pours a caramel Color from bottle but sits deep amber in glass with a of white didn’t head with some retention and good lacing. Palate is soft and smooth, fairly light body. Malty flavor with slight charred character and mild bitterness in finish. Not my favorite.
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - sweet caramel malts and some dough, as well as some honey.
Appearance - tenne orange body, with nice nucleation. Head is off-white and starts at 1/2" and fades slowly. The head settles into a nice layer of foam. There is some dappled lacing.
Taste - sweet malt, with burnt sugar, alcohol, some honey, saffron, and Columbus hops.
Palate - body is closer to full than medium, the texture slightly oiled and also slick, the carbonation average, the finish has a some bitter hops and astringent alcohol.
Larry_Duffman (343) - - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a dark reddish color with an off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is boozy with hops and fruit. The taste is bitter hops, dried fruit, alcohol, and wood. The alcohol is noticeable and warming. This is a good sipping beer. It’s definitely a heavy hitter.