closey22 (1026) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy reddish amber no head; fruity sweet aroma, notes of melon(cantelope?)+ hops; flavor is very malty, like raw wort also has some notes of hops to balance it out a bit; feels medium to heavy with a nice fizz to balance the heaviness; finishes semi-sweet notes of raisin at the very end;
It becomes even more complex as it warms- very enjoyable brew
TThumper89 (13) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of figs, dates, prunes and alcohol. Sweet flavour of dark fruit along with burned caramel and a very decent bitterness. Alcohol dads warmth and it stays on the tongue and in the throat for a long time. Powerful in flavour without going over the top.
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VastActiv (3312) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Beer Authority, New York. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, raisins, some hops and malts. Very easy and twisted barley wine.
djd07 (4517) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with small off white head that diminishess to nothing. The aroma is dark fruit, figs, and caramel. Thin mouth with caramel, candy sugar, dark fruit, very good.
libertine (251) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
color is burnt copper. Aroma is thick of sweet dark fruits. Its boozy, and gets more intense as it warms. flavor is sweet, bread and dark fruits. sticky mouth feel. The alcohol is not hidden in the malty sweetness. alcohol gets real intense in the finish. Good barley wine. They advertise this as not overly sweet but it is. That is my only knock on it.
paintedmaple (471) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap, another overly sweet BW that is a struggle to finish and reminds me why I don’t like this style. Although, there are some very good BWs; this isn’t one of them. This really suffers from lack of hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness. Unbalanced and boring.
BOSSbrewer (2140) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Porch Nite thanks to Raith. Pours amber brown with slight head. Aroma is bready, malty, some alcohol is noticeable. Flavor is dark fruits, malt, fairly sweet. Medium to full bodied. Slightly boozy. Nice beer.
Beergeek23322 (2569) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/20/2015. From bottle. Orange color with a thin white head. Boozy aromas with sweet notes. Light sweet fruit, booze, oak. alcohol burn on the finish.
Tonkun (940) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with no head. Raisin, wood, oil. Full body with good carbonation. Sweet dried fruit finish. Good
BrewBoxer (2255) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the new barley corn which just opened in NYC. Dark brown purplish color. No head. Malty boozy flavor with a sweet aftertaste. Average but good
Blairgus (2865) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
5jan 2015, bottle. light amber/brown. nose is meaty, sweet, faintly woody, rich bready malt, mild alcohol. full/med body and mildly fizzy. some boozy alcohol, some grape jelly, raisin cake. really good barley wine.