drfabulous (2995) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light for barley wine. More of an old ale with malty, creamy taste. Some faint vanilla. Little bit of dark fruit. Very decent but no Avery Jubilation.
Patrickctenchi (1840) - columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy copper/amber with a patchy tan head.
Aroma is earthy, roots, caramel,
Taste is toffee, raisin, dark fruit.
Light, but an interesting bitterness.
Pruney, woody tones.....slight alcohol burn.
Very good stuff.
tastybeer (1333) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper pour, off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, grassy/citrus hops. Taste is moderately bitter, grassy/citrus, caramel, toffee, light booze, light sweetness. Palate is drier, soft, average carbonation, bitter finish. OK.
b3shine (2465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Upland. Looks good; a transparent orangish-brown with foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, and a bit of hops. Nice and smooth on the palate. Solid beer.
cbfobes (1734) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at GTMW line, thanks rayl101 for sending! Pours a dark brown almost red with a really thin head, the aroma has a ton of booze on it with dark fruit and caramel, the flavor is really sweet as well with some dark fruit and plum in the finish, abv is tasted through out the beer, not terrible, just not something Iíd really seek out again.
CpyNPrnT (49) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle this beer was tasty, the best thing about this beer is the malty but hoppy mix created, with a good finish.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample of 2009-2012 vintages at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013: Reviewing the 2011 which was my favorite of the bunch. Pours a brownish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and ripe fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, dark fruit and grassy hops. The finish is malty up front with a fruity and grainy aftertaste. Decent overall.
DrSilverworm (2970) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10oz tulip at Cock and Bull. Clear red / orange color. Good thin off-white head. Good lace. Not much nose. Very spicy flavor. More winter warmer than barley wine. Strong hop flavor too, even for a barley wine. Medium / bigger body. Dry texture. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Alcohol not very noticeable, but there is kind of a spicy bite in the finish. OK winter warmer. Kind of unbalanced, I think. Big, strong hop... Could use a more interesting malt profile
ContemplateBeer (1177) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of marzipan, pumpernickel, orange peel and resin. Appearance is amber with tan head. Flavor matches the nose; but with a resiny finish. Palate is medium, creamy and very soft. Quite good.
ccex (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
$5.49 bomber pours a slightly hazy copper brown color with small off-white head and alcohol leg lacing. Smells like dish soap. Aroma is much better: includes grapefruit, lemon, caramel and toffee. Taste is mostly bitter with some alcohol in the finish.. Body is medium to full with average cabonation and a sticky mouthfeel. This is the hoppiest barleywine Iíve tried. A great value which definitely warmed up the coldest day of the winter so far.
Chudwick (1144) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - pours amber with orangish ivory head and good lacing. Nose is spicy caramel and maybe grapefruit. Flavor adds a definite grapefruit quality. Hoppy for a barley wine but it works for me. Boozy finish. Medium to full body. Fairly sweet but overpowered by the bitterness. Between this and the Komodo, I will start to look for more from Upland.