ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome hop flavor, sweet but not too sweet. Extremely smooth and a great taste. I was drunk when I reviewed this, so I don't remember much.
AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Im not usually a huge barleywine fan but heard great things about this one. Really amazing aroma. Great mix of fruits, caramel, brown sugar. The flavor was good, but after the initial smell of the beer I expected a much more powerful flavor. Iíll definitely drink it again, just not quite what i was expecting.
PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber with a very microscopic date printed on neck. Bottled sometime in 2013, smeared print, but bottle conditioned, and at 11% abv it will remain fresh for years. It pours dark amber, fairly clear, with a small creamy head as most large abv brews have. It leaves nice lacing by the time you finish the bottle. It smells great, some hops, some Belgium yeast, and plenty of bready malt.a massive taste, full bodied with huge malt and sweetness and the alcohol hits slightly later. An excellent barleywine and will be remembered as the real deal.
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
odor was pure, fruity and hoppy. One of the best barleywineís Iíve had. I will definitely buy another six pack of this. Iíll just say.. they were victorious
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours bronz with a slight light brown head. Aroma is oily with hops, and molasses prevelant. A really interesting aroma. Taste is a thick syrupy sweet maple with alcohol present. Very complex. A good beer.
chandernagor (39) - Oak Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red/amber, murky beer, with a white frothy head. Aroma is hoppy and flowery, with honey sweetness and a touch of pepper. Flavor is sweet honey and caramel but hoppy as well, lemon and grapefruit, but nothing too overwhelming. Finishes with a smooth slightly smokey aftertaste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Not my favorite barley wine, but still a very good one.
gallaghermurph (35) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear dark red mahogany with an enormous foamy tan head. The lacing sticks to the glass and clings for dear life. Tons of fruit flavor. Aroma is dark fruit, but not overpowering. As for taste: I immediately thought cherry vanilla backed by a variety of citrus. Maybe even hints of chocolate, and certainly maple syrup. The sweetness is by no means overpowering and is well balanced by hops, which lend to a pleasant bitterness. Finish is hops with a hint of those fruit candies that come in the round tins (your grandmother probably had them). Palate is certainly a bit syrupy, and itíll stick to your lips a little bit after itís done. A very smooth, small, soft, and gentle carbonation. Overall this is a very good, very well balanced barleywine.
cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with the man [bdigi66]. One the best barley wines I have sampled. Wow plenty of hops but you know what, there can never be enough hops. Perfect sweetness that just amazed me. Loved it!
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Freaking incredible. Thereís really nothing wrong with it at all. Full bodied flavor which is incredibly satisfying. Flavor completely masks the elevated level of alcohol.
russnug (35) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
MMMMM, nice very nice. Sweet and extremely complex. Malty, yet a subtle hop essesence. Not for Bud and Coors light types. After finishing this Iím going to assume the Horizontal position. Thanks Victory