mnoud (286) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013.03.09 - Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer '12 - 22oz (?) bottle in pint glass. 2012 Vintage.
Aroma: very nice balance of hops and sweetness.
Appearance: Pours around 14 on SRM scale. Fairly light for barley wine, lighter than Newcastle Brown maybe. Very vigorous head/carbonation, 1-2 inch head, sticky white.
Taste: very nice. I don't even know how to describe. Good balance of hops and malty sweetness. I pretty much slammed this bottle, I'm reviewing as there is literally one drink left. Very tasty, good hop flavor without hops in your face.
Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Copper color with a nice off-white head. Rubbery aroma as well as sweet. Lots of hop flavor with a prolonged bitter trailer. Very nice.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber. Light brown, minimal head, astringent nose of toasted sugars & a hint of herbs. Sweet semi-full bodied mouthfeel. Alcohol is strong. Long lasting sticky palate.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very hoppy for the style making it like an India pale barley wine. It has pine and citrus with lots of caramel malt and vanilla. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma and quite bitter. Overall solid but not the best, just a wee bit to bitter for me.
onceblind (4660) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Fest 2013. Clear orange copper with a sticky aroma of caramalts and grapefruit pulp...by aroma alone I would have guessed this to be a DIPA. Flavor is smooth and sweet with toffee and caramel malts dominating, along with some sticky grapefruit and piney hops. Strong bitterness tempered by strong sweetness.
Austinista (11) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, roasty, coffee, chocolate, herbs, resin, earthy, leaves, dough, clove, licorice, soy sauce, amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation,
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear light brown with average head. Aroma is big with hops, earth, and citrus. Taste is malt, citrus, spice, and a little yeast. A clean hoppy finish similar to an IPA. This could be somewhere between an IPA and a barley wine.
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by Grippitis. Lovely deep red-orange hue. Sweet malty aroma, very much a barley wine on the nose! Love this aroma! Sweet chewy caramel maltiness with nice plummy fruit accents and a hoppy bite in the finish. Tasty.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #82. Real good looking beer, dark red/brown with a bit of the red giving off a glow. Aroma is pretty much all soapy hops with a little pine. Nice flavor though, hops came through nicely, but it also had some toffee and dried fruit. Pretty tasty. (2613)
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: October 22, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Decatur
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, earthy, caramel sweetness, light fruityness, long earthy finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4