VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really love big beers, but I was not so much in love with this one... I have aged this for a year, but was a bit disappointed in the flavor and aroma. Still enjoyed it... but I expected more...
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99 in October 2012. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, ripe fruits, a strange bubble gum note, some resiny hops, earthy, wood, pretty decent, alcohol is warming.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite good. Strong barley wine flavor. No alcohol heat. And not boozy, which is a welcome change in this style.
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jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Small off-white head on a dark brown body. malty aroma with of caramel and vanilla. Flavor is malty, very hot, fruity and woody. Needs some age.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle dated 19 July 2012. Pours a nice looking reddish copper color with a small white head that has poor retention and soon fades to a splotchy film. The aroma is strong with apricots, sherry, toffee and floral-ish hops. The taste is malts forward with caramel, toffee, sherry, bitter cedar, and some mixed apricots and mangoes. The palate was just a bit thinner than I would prefer(but it seemed to work) and the carbonation was soft. Finished a tad short . Overall: Very tasty barley wine.
djd07 (6265) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a paperthin off white head that diminshes to nothing. The aroma is booze oak and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and light booze, not much going on with this one.
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper burnt orange with an off white lasting head. The aroma is thick barley with a light fruit and hint of hops. The flavor is rich grainy barley with a moderately sweet grainy sugar. There is a bit of earthy bitter but the hop flavor is an afterthought with a light citrus pine. Moderate carbonation fills the beer with a nice sweetening tang. Solid finish with a slight attempt of hop balance with a sweet barley lasting finish. Nice brew overall.
DenverLogan (911) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Cedar Creek Pub, Colorado. Pours amber. Very light aroma of straw hops, melon, malt. Modest carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of a wonderful balance of tasty malts and hops, with hidden alcohol but big body. Extremely smooth drinking like a bomb-ass session beer!!
Dorwart (2452) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 vintage. Thin off-white head of fine bubbles with light carbonation. Sweet malts in the aroma with some caramel, buttescotch, a hint of orange and some vegetal aromas. Color is a dark copper. Body is a bit thin and watery with some sweet tarts, candi sugar, light caramel, toasted malts and some more butterscotch. Sort of a hot brew too with a big warming and burn on the gums. Finishes sweet and hot but quite tasty. A prett ygood barleywine but would probably be better with a few months unders its belt.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
651ml 2013 yellow wax thanks to LtDan! Clear orange pour. Weak foam. Incredible dried apricot nose. Taste is sweet but juicy, big kumquat, spicy chili powder, pulpy mangosteen. Interesting, fruity, very good! Tropical, pithy.