CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel and fresh woody oak nose with some vanilla butterscotch complexity. Starts with good fullness and rich caramel malty sweetness with some light fruity notes and oak flavor along with some resiny piny hops before a warming woody finish. An interesting and complex brew that reminds me a lot of Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood, although it could hide the alcohol a tad better.
Westchesterco (682) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle it is a cola brown beer with a slight head. The aroma is of vanilla and Bourbon. The taste id very complex with spices that resonated with the boozey finish
Iphonephan (2260) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a deep amber with a tan head. Light vanilla nose. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla and dried fruit with some grassy hop notes. Medium full bodied, with moderate carbonation. Bitter, boozy finish.
Passthebeer (15) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep ruby brown color, thick off white head, great aromas of caramel malts and bourbon. Tastes very malty, the vanilla compliments the bourbon style beer. Great beer
Beerenberger (1116) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of citrus and bright fruit. A dark brown pour with a mostly lasting tan head and sheet lacing. The flavor, as one would expect for an American Barley Wine, is hops forward. Citrus, fruit, with hints of balanced malt and vanilla notes. Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Overall, a nice sipper. (Enjoyable with some Stilton cheese)
drpimento (2040) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, another Crooked Line that goes straight to beer heaven! Poured at a good temperature with a huge, foamy, thick, billowy, light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a clear cherry amber with a couple of lazy bubble trails. Aroma is a heavy, hop, malt, fresh sawn wood, resin, black olives. Flavorís like nose, bitter and tang up front, with a little malt and bourbon sweet, hints of dark chocolate. Body/carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, the bitter hop veers a tad off, alcohol warmth, but still great sipping beer. Perfect to share with friends who are of the same mind.
halfwayhouse (13) - - NOV 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great barley wine! An absolutely beautiful beer, great aroma, great flavors of caramel and oak.
Bacterial (864) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 750 ml bottle. Dark amber, slightly hazy with a light tab head. Malty nose. Hoppy malty bourbon taste explosion. Nice.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, its a good barleywine that you can find pretty easily on the shelf when in season.
CampesinoTino (690) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with a thick layer of tan foam. Plenty of dark sugars, candied fruits and malt in the nose with a bit of bourbon around the edges. The flavor starts with a generous serving of brown sugar, caramel malt and vanilla along with some raisin, black cherry and pine resin. Also some charred oak and alcohol in the finish. Relatively smooth and balanced despite the hefty ABV.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with little head. Aroma of barley syrup and a little alcohol. Savory flavor thatís strong but smooth, cool, balanced bitterness contrasts nicely with the would be sweet malt character. A very good bw.