Daytonbeer (571) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany with off white head and no lacing. Aroma of sweet candy malts and some grassy hops. Taste of caramel malts, dark fruits, chocolate, bitters, and booze. Very good.
Aarond (135) - Wilmington, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, citrus hops, and alcohol. Appearance is bronze with great clarity. Light tan head. Taste is caramel, bread, pine, booze, and honey. Medium body and good carbonation. Excellent beer.
tdmuel (240) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy caramel red with a fluffy off white head. Huuuuge hops on the nose, mostly ripe fruit and lots of citrus, a little sticky resinous pine, caramel and molasses, dates, dark cherry, and a hint of milk chocolate. Nice caramel and dark fruit sweetness up front on the taste, huge bitter hops, lots of citrus then into massive piney and floral hops, a little alcohol is noticable, somewhat sweet, and a little hot. This is a delicious barleywine, but its almost more like a huge DIPA at the moment. Iíd really like to set one down for a year or so and see how it settles down.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, 2013 release. Shared with Annie and co. Mostly clear red orange color. Thin khaki head, leaves plenty of dots and short ropes of lace. Big body, kind of creamy and chewy, with a lightly dry finish. Lighter, smooth carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, good hop bitterness in the finish. Light alcohol warmth, but itís all appropriate and works well. Good caramel, lightly spicy malt profile. Some dark fruit, some tropical hop. Good light pepperiness. Light hints of darker malts, maybe a bit of chocolate / lightly toasty malts. A big, complex rich meaty flavor overall. Very impressive big barley wine. Well-integrated.
pilgrimoutlaw (685) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz. pour at brewpub side by side with Oaked Horizontal. Pours murky brown. Pine, molasses, caramel, alcohol, dark fruits. High sweetness, moderately bitter. Full sticky body. Not a big fan.
Maltznbelg (5) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer too bad they don't make it anymore. I have 6 more left and can't wait to try them
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OldMrCrow (1698) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Older bottle tasted Oct 2013. Best by date is Nov 2014. Six years old? Seven?
Murky brown pour with an off white head into a tulip glass. Powerful, delicious aroma, oranges and brown sugar, aged hops and toffee and spice. Surprisingly bitter flavor given the aroma with not nearly as much sweetness as expected. This is nice, bracing -- may take a few sips to get used to. Grapefruit pith and bitter nutmeg and cinnamon stick and very chewy brown bread, burnt brown sugar. Wow, I canít get over how bitter this one remains after all this time, but itís almost in a good way that makes the beer very sip-able. Warming late is pretty much the only direct sign of the high alcohol content; the booziness is long gone. This is one Iíll enjoy quite a bit as I stretch it out over the coming hour.
weihenweizen (1479) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Pours clear crimson with small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit with a hint of alcohol, medium/light body, and no carbonation. Taste is dark fruit and booze. Not too bad, but I am not fan of the booze.
Beergeek23322 (1948) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
September 2010. From bottle. An awesome barley wine. Complex and balanced with dark fruit and brown sugar flavors. Wow!
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Candied hops and brown sugar toffe malt with a touch of chocolate in the flavor. Beautiful red orange pour with everlasting lace