budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light orange with a creamy white head. Smells of bread and syrup with a nice hop kick. Nice malt profile and hop presence on the palate. Solid.
rayg1 (552) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A trade from Douglas, his "best local". Thanks buddy lets give this one a try! The beer opens with a nice hiss and pours out a dark brown with ruby highlights, a small tan head forms on top of the brew. Almost instantly I could pick up citrus smells with a touch of pine. However, the aroma isn’t all hops and in fact the malts make a decent showing to, pretty nice one to smell. Taste is very bold and pretty good. Hops smack the lips with grapefruit and heavy pine resin, however just the right amount of caramel sweetness in the malts comes through to balance it all out. The beer almost has a slight Earthy and wooden taste to it even though this was not barrel aged to my knowledge. Regardless this is an excellent barleywine. I wish I had one more to age for a bit as I could see this one improving with time.
Darwenus (551) - Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich caramel color with a slight head that leaves some lace. The aroma isn’t very strong. There’s some malt and a little honey in the smell, but it isn’t overpowering with sweetness, which is something I often dislike about barley wine. Where this thing really stands out is the flavor. Huge, huge strong malt and only a slight background sweetness, and some bitter hops in the flavor. It’s crisp, not syrupy like some barley wine can be. This thing might disappoint some barley wine fans, but for someone like me who isn’t in love with the style, this is very good.
jflopsu (542) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Pours a dark brown. Has a dark fruit aroma with malt. Tate is unique with dark fruit, sweet malt, carmel, and prunes. A light aftertaste of malt, but not lingering.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hoppy hot aroma with plenty of caramel malt to boot. Rich reddish copper colour with sweetness and bitterness battling it out. Solid but top of the line, but nice to have a beer from Utah!
gringo332 (539) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The nose is hop forward - primarily citrus. Pours a cloudy maghogny with a thin tan head and minimal lacing. The taste is bitter. Pine, citrus, toasted malt with a little alcohol appearing in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.
mbgrayson (534) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled on 11/24/09. Pours a hazy brown Lots of aroma, malt and alcohol taste. Plums and fruit flavor, a little sweet, still quite smooth. The alcohol kick will getcha. Thumbs up.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
XVI version: Pours deep brown amber, like dirty copper. Modest but thick light beige head. Leaves a continuous ring of lace after every sip.
From a distance, I smelled perfume. As I brought my nose closer, brown sugar and sweet malt came through. Up close, solid floral hop aroma. Great balance.
Could be a strong brown ale; could be a high-hopped barley wine; could even be a sweet porter. It has elements of all three. Again, superb balance with a multitude of flavors coming through--none of them dictating the flavor. Crystal malt up front, mild alcohol warmth, biting hop aftertaste. Heavy, almost buttery body with plenty of carbonation.
A superb beer that is worth seeking out. A complete surprise when compared to the other Uinta offerings.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 vintage - Ruddy chestnut color with a small tan head. Nice bread dough, toffee, caramel, grapefruit and earthy aromas. Flavor profile has some holes - roasted malt, biscuit, grapefruit and toffee all present, but not as developed or full as top notch barleywines. Alcohol a little too present. Good, not great.
martinrumsam (524) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
xv11 17th anniversary version pours medium brown tan head that thins quite quickly aroma quite pronounced and fruity actually reminds me more of an IPA Taste - nothing like a barley wine in my view - quite sharp almost acrid taste with a late alcohol hit very disappointing