tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hop-forward barleywine. Nice flavors, but nothing really exciting. Tasted like a less exciting version of Old Ruffian. Good.
zickbeer_ye (186) - Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
happy dark berry aromas, malts and some alc. Light tan head and dark ryst colored body. Some hops, tart grape, and earthy barley flavors. A little hot
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Pours a dark caramel body with a tall loose tan head. Nose was mild and a muted with notes of toffee and sweet heavy malts The pallate is frothy and hot and seems fairly not together for only 10.4%, but nothing terrible. The flavor had notes of toffee, caramel, plums, dried apricots, sticky pine needles and heavy dark citirus, like an old blood orange. Very traditional tasting with little shiney "look at me" bells and whistles, but a good solid beer.
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Barleywine festival (Toronado SF)
Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a nice long lasting off white head
Nose of vanilla, orange, some sherry and slight caramel along with a sizeable blast of citrusy hop notes
PalateMedium bodied... with restrained carbonation which along with the hop balance keep the malt incheck
Taste: When cold rather one dimensional with some caramel and citrusy bite... as it warms up.. layers of vanilla orange blossom and some alcohol warmth with sherry like notes and a woody hop flavors showthru
Overall: A rather underrated (underground) barleywine.. who can argue with 3rd place in 2007 (Yep ! I was a judge there) a complex barley wine absolutely worth seeking out.. just make sure you DO NOT drink it cold.. let it warm up and the magic begins
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours a very dark brown with a fine tan head. Smells malty and tastes a complex malty with some slight roasted flavor. Very subtle taste of hops and a great taste, especially considering it is 10.4%. I am very impressed with all of the Uinta beers I have had so far.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, dark fruit, booze and slight vanilla. Tastes great! Great dry bitter chocolate finish - This beer doesn’t not drink like 10.4 - delicious.
hcalsos (168) - Rælingen, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle @larsga. Red, brown colour with a semi-thick head. Caramel, coffee with hint of high alcohol. Taste is full of sweet malts, prunes, caramell and spices. Fullbodied with a nice lasting aftertaste.
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AKThunder (164) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus hoppy aroma, reddish brown liquid with minimal head, medium bitterness and sourness, medium body and soft carbonation, with a bitter finish. This is excellent, reminded me of an IPA with all the hops.
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
KAME (160) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10th anniversary, ’03 bottle. Deep mahogany pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is full of toffee, alcohol, and a bit of dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty. Mouthfeel is thin and quite dry. Overall, it’s not a bad beer, but nothing special. Very boozy as it warms. I can see it being good on a cold day.