JHeath99 (1244) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Winestyles. Pours dark amber with a thin layer of off white head and great lacing. Aroma of fruit and caramel. Taste of raisins and citrus.
soupy (35) - - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown pour, thin head, not the biggest Barleywine fan, this is one was OK. Though it is 10.4 ABV, not overbearing, surprisingly smooth. Go Utah!
murran (285) - - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown body with a thick head. Aroma with tones of potato. A rich taste with lots of interesting tones.
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Melker (231) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a wine glass. Fruity and toffee aroma. Taste of bread, caramel, herbs and alcohol. Maybe a little bit thin for the style and not big enough.
BeerSkull (1352) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Lovely fresh scent of hops with aromas of sweet tropical fruits. Sweet taste of malt, slightly over-ripe tropical fruit, sweet caramel malt, raisins and alcohol. Much sweet sticky alcohol in the aftertaste. Well? Impressive beer, but how palatable is it really? In my mouth a little too much flavor of sweet toffee. But okay, 10,4 % ABV is not noticeable too much in the taste, and that it is impressive!
panacea (94) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear dark brown. Nice lastning head. Nose is dried dark fruits, caramel malt and leather. Typical american barley wine taste: pines, burnt sugar and very bitter. Full body.
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 Rating #1 (7 4 7 4 15) Bottle of the 9th Anniversary vintage bottled in 2002 (9.8% abv). Dark as night brown color with a light brown head. Vinous, wood, cherry and dark fruits in the nose. A fine smooth flavor that hides the alcohol well. Malty, fruity and plenty of wood in the flavor. Rating #2 (6 4 6 3 15) tap of the 11th anniversary at the Toronado. A hazy brown color with a light brown head. Alcohol, cherry and chocolate nose. The flavor has some burnt malts, chocolate, mollasses and dark fruits. Rather thick and intense in flavor.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stuff, who’d have thought this would come out of Utah? Tasted similar to Arrogant Bastard. Big hop bite with a sweet, smooth aftertaste. The ABV left a nice glow in the stomach.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - X (Thanks to DarkElf at SD Barleywine Bash 7-24-04). Pours Garnet and clear with a small foamy head. Aroma is sweet dark malts with floral and citurs hops and alcohol evident. Flavor is sweet and spicy, lots of hop bitterness and alcohol bite - a bit unbalanced overall. Full, sticky body.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2003 issue: Burgundy with a cast of orange. Dense off-tan head leaves webby lace all over the glass. Fruity aroma with mushy/mature malts, brandy, walnuts, and sweet plums. Touch of "green" hops, oxidation, lemon drops, phenolic esters, and meaty alcohol. Airy fluff to the carbonation. Leathery malt twang couples with mild date sweetness and oxidation. Hints of dark honey are negated by the medicinal astringency and gentle roastiness. Cheek-reddening, throughout, with a firm brandylike alcohol push and a hardy malt backing. Oxidation and vinous acidity eventually weaken the malt girth and highlight the leafy hops, which fail to strengthen the body. Salt-tinged finish with hints of licorice and an alcohol tingle at the roof of the mouth. First few sips show potential, but it’s just not big enough to handle the moderate acidity and oxidation. Serviceable British-style barleywine.