HoppyScallywag (101) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty sweet, but certainly drinkable. I had a bomber of it. Probably could of had a 12oz bottle after that, but that's it. Then again...the bomber did the trick anyway.
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BroadestTom (101) - - APR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma caramel, bread, alcohol,
Appearance amber, clear, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate medium body, lively,
Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend
flyingshoes (100) - USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a gorgeous dark red with almost no head. Very sweet taste, and perhaps the beer that comes closest to tasting like a wine out of all I’ve had. Slightly bitter alcohol comes in at the end, but that’s expected with a beer with such a high ABV.
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with full frothy off-white head and moderate lacing. Amazing, strong aroma of citrus hops, pineapple. Sweet, creamy, full-bodied barley wine. Sweetness isn’t over done, and is well balanced by huge citrusy hop bitterness. Toffee and a bit of chocolate, alcoholic warmth on the finish.
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What an enjoyable beer. This strong barely wine style beer has a pleasant if almost sappy and stout like initial bouquet. Once injested, the barely wine qualities of this beer become readily apparent. It is made for cold winter nights
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found a dusty 2004 bottle at my local liquor store. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance was a hazy red/amber color w/ a fully diminishing head. Aroma of citrus hops, with roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, toffee, fruit and citrus hops. Warm lingering aftertaste. Pretty good barley wine, would like to try some again.
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This barleywine has a malty pine brown sugar with a touch of booze aroma. Roasted barley and subtle chocolate nuances are swamped by brown sugar caramel malt and spruce hoppiness. Long bittersweet finish with a warm alcohol finish. Not overwhelming. Abv is woven into this nicely.
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very deep orange that borders brown with great red hues and great off white micro-bubble head. No lacing. Orange and grapefruit hops fill the room. Damn, this nose is huge, dominated by the fore-mentioned hops, cookie dough, booze, and caramel malt. Glennmastrange describes the nose best with ’perfume’. Flavor is a quick blast of citrus and booze. Thick mouthfeel with solid amount of micro-bubble carbonation. Warming starts immediately on the tongue with flavors of raisin, caramel cookie malt backbone, with a bitter and dry finish bordering upon astringent. Alcohol is very much present in taste and does a great job warming the stomach.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first BarleyWine. Wow. So many differewnt flavors here it was frankly impossible to sort them all out. The most dominant aroma I got was like a meaty dry dog food. Seriously. Frothy head. For me it would have to be one of those beers I'd enjoy for it's character and complexity, not as a refreshing beverage. I hope to re-rate this later on down the road when I've got more basis for comparison.
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light brown with a small tan head. Hoppy,malty, with a touch of caramel.