crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, translucent mahogany with a medium tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma of sweet malt, toffee, caramel, and a bit of piney hops. Flavor is primarily sweet, and just barely cloying, with upfront sweet malty, toffee flavors. Saved by a nicely balancing crisp hop bite, and more of the pine first found in the aroma. For the most part, this is a fairly standard barley wine - malt-forward and sweet with heavy alcohol - but improves on that standard considerably with pine and bitterness. Surprisingly quaffable.
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DRaft. Amber/dark pour. This is definitely an american barleywine, super hoppy, feels like a double ipa with jsut loads of malt character, the two balance.
tekstr1der (131) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Possibly too fresh? This had a harshness I did not expect. Alcohol was forefront, more so than other barley wines I’ve enjoyed. Poured brown, with little head. Aroma’s of malt and alcohol. Flavor was slightly astringent, with more bitter than malt, and more alcohol burn. Finish could be smoother, again perhaps needing aging.
nealblind (1029) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown pour. Aroma caramel brown sugar. Tastes grassy bitter buttery. Resinous. Tasty.
PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Momo’s. Dark brown pour, khaki colored head, bit of lacing. Fruit salad aroma, brown sugar. Full bodied flavor, Brown sugar, fruit salad, caramel, light chicolate. Thick sticky mouthfeel.
rosskyle (146) - - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Tornado. Dark Amber red color with a medium white head. Sweet plum and alcohol aroma. Heavy texture that coats the mouth. Sweet plum aroma.
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BVery (7891) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky orange-amber pour with a small rocky white head. Malt, dark fruit, toffee, and some nice hop assertiveness to offset the sweetness. Creamy but not heavy on the tongue. Good stuff.
degbert (1345) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a high, very solid, lacy light brown head. Nose is toffee, boozy, herbal, walnuts, and fruitcake. Drier than I expected on the tongue, with a hefty dose of black tea and spice; comes off almost chai-like, with oak and herbal elements. Finish is long and a little hot. Quite good.
thomat (2420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Reddish amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and malty tones. malt, fruit, hopas and alcohol. Full body with a nice, bitter sweet warming finish.
BeerdedDave (801) - - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy, reddish-brown color; sweet malt and floral hop aroma; a very nice, well balanced barleywine; sweet malt is nicely balanced with plenty of hops
Nische (1154) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany color with a large fluffy head. Sugar, plums, dried fruit & alcohol in taste and aroma. Bitter, dry finish.