CLevar (376) - 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.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a free beer from footbalm!
very hoppy nose and reminds me of a young bigfoot slighly with more sweetness on the finish....actually a good barleywine...wish I could taste an aged one....but one of the best fresh barleywines I have had besides bigfoot...thanks again footbalm!
zoucrew102 (347) - - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweet, malty with slight burnt sugar. Pours deep copper color with thin white head. Taste is sweet with sugar
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footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/10/05 12 oz. Sandy’s liquor. SLO, CA. 2003 bottle 10th Anniv. Amber with large creamy tan head. Pleasant seet malty aroma. Nutty fruity taste. Not overhopped.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
14th Anniversary (2nd bottling)
BOTTLED ON: 1/14/08
Appearance: Deep garnet body with good clarity and a butter toffee head. Good retention and an impressive amount of lacing caked all over the sides of the glass.
Smell: Some caramel and toffee malt notes with a spicy peppery hop infusion.
Taste: I’m loving the blend of the spicy hops with the caramel and toffee malt. I think I really caught this one at a good time. The hops are softened yet bitter when playing off the malt. The alcohol has really mellowed out too, being 95% concealed which is impressive for a 10.2% brew.
Mouthfeel: A bit slick yet a touch chewy! Medium full body with a surprising amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Easy to down it for a 10.2% brew but it packs a wallop so you really shouldn’t have too many.
This barley wine really retained a strong spicy hop profile even after nearly a year of age on it. I’m glad I let it age and would love to get my hands on a few more of these for the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-20-2008
Luvystypotables (334) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great head good lacing. Sweet aroma of barley and a hint of yeast. Smooth balanced taste of bread, barley and hops with a slightly bitter sweet palate.
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
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!
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.