amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is quite fruity. Not what you would expect from a barley wine. Pour is a semi translucent amber with a fair amount of suspended particulate. Taste has some iron in it. It is almost as if they either used dirty water or Fermented/Stored the beer in metal. A decent brew but not the most enjoyable.
Ericular (572) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dense hazy brown with fine-grained ring of head leaving OK lacing. Aroma is straight up candy; this is super sweet. Sugar, raisins, etc. Taste follows suit with plenty of sweetness. There is some drying and bitterness in the end, thankfully, but this is primarily a malt-forward sweet barleywine. Not complaining - it’s super drinkable for the ABV. Would buy again.
jmcgavin12 (473) - Madison, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium to dark amber color with one finger of lacing head. Aroma is spicy with notes of cloves, light fruit, and notes of alcohol. Taste is very sweet and boozy notes at the finish. A warming and delicious barleywine
pumpmaster (1123) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/4-pack. Very good.
jsnicholas (76) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz): pours a cloudy copper color. Very malty. Slight alcohol in the end. Pretty good beer but not on top.
Gaultier (211) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Nedre Mölla 8/7-14. Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends Bottle shop. Aroma: Overripe fruity, caramel, sweet. Taste: Dito. Body is medium to light full, sweetness, overripe fruits and warming alcohol in the finish.
tmoreau (2311) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, copper hue, with a bubbly layer of off white head foam, and minimal spots of lacing. The nose was sweet grain, light dried fruit, and some lurking alcohol presence. The taste was similar notes, decent malt, and alcohol warmth.
All the right components were present, but didn’t impress as anymore than an average Barleywine.
stevoj (2008) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer heaven. Malt dominates, semi-sweet aroma, some wood, and peat. Taste is more malt, burnt toast, oak barrel. Very abrupt finish and just a hint of alcohol warmth.
JHeath99 (834) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a darker amber with a minimal ring of off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and malts. A bit sweeter aroma than most, but not overly sweet. Taste is raisins, caramel, and booze with nice carbonation.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Totally good this. Very strong and malty. The shape is notorious and it is also very cloudy there.
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark copper with a big off white head, much bigger and more stable than I would have expected on a barley wine. Aroma of dried fruit, dark caramel, and raisins. Taste full and malty, dried fruit, sugar, raisins, caramel, and just a hint if dryness to balance it out. It is everything you should expect from a barley wine: full, rich, malty, but not heavy of cloying. Damn good (and I don’t even like the style...)