Danyel (336) - Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Smells fruity, grapes, raisins, malt. Tastes rich, very malty, nice fruit, banana, grapes, bread. Not bad, Wish it had a longer finish, it’s a bit abrupt. Overall a good beer though.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to Douglas88. XV. Pours dark mahogany, vigorous pour brought a nice off white head. Aromas bring mostly hops, with some caramel, and a hint of fruit. Flavors are hops, and malts, hops and malts, hops and malts. This is actually a nice brew, Utah representing well. Thanks again Douglas!
Wegro (330) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
woody hoppy aroma, some caramel malt. flavor similar with big thick chewy body, very solid. warming alc. great sipper, but missing something to make it seriously special
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Rustychiles for the bottle of this. The aroma is pretty entrancing. Lots of complex malts and hops mixing together. The initial taste is pretty good, but the aftertaste and palate definitely leave something to be desired. Sometimes it has a nice chocolate hint to it, but usually it is very ashy with an oily mouth taste. Slightly above-average barleywine.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany color with a nice slightly off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, and cookie dough. Flavor is citrus fruits, tobacco, caramel, bread and figs. On the palate the beer is quite hoppy and bitter, medium-bodied with some carbonation and alcohol warming the body.
jflopsu (311) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown. Has a sweet citrus hop aroma with some malt. Tate is unique with citrus hop, sweet malt, carmel, and a bit okay and smoky.
craig220 (310) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells faintly like blueberries and a lot of hops, slightly sweet smelling. It poured a nice clear mahogany color with a beige head. Slightly bitter taste that is hoppy and a little sweet with a little bit of booze at the end. Light body and a smooth feeling in the mouth. Definitely improves as it warms.
quiznoaz (307) - Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
XVII vintage. Cloudy brown pour, good head lingers a while. Bright and malty aroma with a hint of sour. Grapefruit, lots of hops, and grapes. Its my first try at the style, and reminds me of an IPA. Its ok, but more bitter than my palate currently likes.
beerandIT (298) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet strong malt flavor on the palate. Same goes for the aroma as well. Medium bodied. Seems as though it has been aged, but still retains a backbone that I like in a fresh barleywine. Nice pour with a small amount of head. Definitely get this one if you are able to.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 XI Anniversary BW poured a dark brown with a small tan head that quickly faded into lacing. Aroma was malty with toffee and sweet candied orange. Flavor followed with lots of malt a touch of toffee and good bitter hop bite that faded into an alcohol warming finish.