QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Uno’s Hamilton. I guess I;m just not a fan of some of the bigger Weyerbacher beers. Either that, or these examples today are simply outmatched by the other superior beers that I am drinking this session. Either way, this is yet another bomb in my opinion.
mambossa (289) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, dense, dark-Amber and sunset orange with evenly dispersed slightly fine sediment.
Nose is gently sweet and dense, ripe cherry and date, caramelized apple, baking spice, floral noble hops, really nice balance of sweetness, dried fruit, floral hop, and malt.
Has a full body, a viscous date and candied cherry quality to it, some autumn spice identical to the nose. Molasses and glints of floral hops come through. Fairly dense and sticky cola/molasses linger.
Preferring my barleywines on the bitter, hop-forward side, this still proves to be balanced and hides the alcohol effortlessly. Very complex aroma is an added plus.
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a muddy river water brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a big dark fruit with some molasses sweetness and brown sugar. Flavor is a lot of sugar followed by some caramel, treacle and dark fruit with some tootsie roll sweetness. Alcohol is present but not overpowering considering this is a 11%. This is a nice, rich malty barely wine with plenty of tasty dark fruit and sugar without being overly sweet.
Linnet (1671) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, coffee, alcohol, nuts, earthy, grass, citrus, herbs.
Deep amber colour, small off-white head.
Noticable bite, heavy sweetness, lightly salty, ABV evident, slightly boozy. Caramel and toffee dominate.
Fullbodied, sticky feel, soft carbonation, sweet and warming finish.
Solid, would have liked a more complex hop character to give an even higher mark.
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Brix, west Omaha location. Pours light mahogany, foamy off white head. Aroma was figs, raisin, sweet malt. Taste was alcohol, sweeter, fig, raisin.
SVD (1434) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, brown amber beer, small head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, some dark fruit. Alcohol is noticeable. quite nice.
ccex (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours an almost clear mahogany/amber with small off-white head that leaves little lacing. Aroma has caramel, cherry, raisins, and other dark fruits. Taste is slightly bitter at first, with a sweet middle and a slightly boozy finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. This is not a harsh barleywine at all, but there’s a lot going on here. It’s a sipper for sure, otherwise a few would make me a blithering idiot.
flatearthman (30) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slight grassy nose and pours amber with a lacey head. Front pallet has a slightly bitter but Barley Wine sweetness mostly from the malt. Difficult to discern a specific fruit taste. ALC content gives a nice warming fell at the back pallet. Finishes with a slight saliva forming sweetness that true to the company’s advertising, does make one enjoy another sip.
eaglebones (104) - Michigan, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber with medium beige head. Aroma is like apple cider and caramel. Sweet, fruity flavor (hints of cherry and dates). Medium body and carbonation and the alcohol warms the throat. Nice end to a chilly winter evening.
dlovell2 (1767) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber color with a cream colored head. Aroma is caramel, boozy, raisins, and circus peanuts. Flavor is toasted malt, caramel, and toffee up front with dried dates, figs, pears and golden raisins. Fruity, boozy finish. Really nice brew. Aroma doesn’t do much for me but the flavor is very complex.
jsporrer (710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a cloudy deep caramel brown color, like iced tea, with a thin tan ring. Medium carbonation and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel toffee and a hint of vanilla and a big warm finish. Alcohol is prominent but not harsh. Most of the heat stays on the palate and not in your throat.