ryanfolty (1735) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Orangish brown pour with some head. Caramel and woody aroma and taste.
BrewBoxer (1708) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a ruby red cloudy color. Nice head that lightly remains. Abv is not as present as expected. Tastes boozier and a little more flavorful as it warms up
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Chudwick (1702) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours clear caramel with offwhite head. Pine nose. Flavor adds grapefruit, alcohol and perhaps rye. Dry finish. Moderate to high bitterness. Thin body and fairly complex.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours an almost clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, tropical, and floral hops with sweet caramel and biscuit malts with a bit of booze.
T - Starts off with some grapefruit, pineapple, tropical and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some resiny pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some sweet biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops, bitterness, sweet caramel and bready malts, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hoppy barleywine. Good overall balance and body. Good hop profile.
tcane7 (1511) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Prohibition. Pours a hazy amber with thin off-white head and soapy lace. Nose of grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, candy, toffee. Medium body. Pretty fresh hop flavors. Not too hot. I enjoyed this.
VTHopHead (1491) - 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...
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, 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.
pinkzambia (1388) - 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.
NikkTwist (1337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Poured a clear dark copper with a large tight head. Golden raisins. Pinecones. Burnt orange peels. Vinyl. Peppercorns. Anbesol. Like a whiskey wine spiked with turpentine. Very nice palate. Good stuff, though definitely a sipper!
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This baby will kick your butt so watch out. Supper hoppy barleywine. A hopheads barleywine. This will get you there in a hurry but if you have too many I think you will be sorry later.