Chudwick (2011) - 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.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep red amber with a large sudsy khaki head that slowly resides to a soapy film and lacing. Aroma is sweet and bitter with fruity floral hops and caramel malt. Taste again shows a sweet bitterness which includes floral fruity hops and toasty caramel malt and a gentle spice in the finish. Palate is full and slick with a warm drying finish. Pretty enjoyable Barley Wine that has a nice sweet fruity flavor that stands out.
BrewBoxer (1886) - 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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MadRobin (1875) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Dan's Restaurant and Taproom in Boonsboro , MD.
Lightly hazy , copper-red with a creamy off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, earthy hops, dates and brown sugar.
Taste of dates, raisins, toffee, alcohol, more fruit, caramel and earthy hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
This 2013 edition is ready to drink now (end of June, 2024) and needs no further aging.
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Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper with a small head and big lacing. Rich malt aromas. Caramel, biscuits and toasted malts. Almost like fresh wort as it doesn’t seem too hoppy in the nose. Warming up a little, I find some floral and fruity hops. Raisins and sherry as well. Big toasted malts in the flavors. Biscuits as well. Bitter hops are bursting along with floral hops. Alcohol is warming you up well. Big malts in the finish as well as alcohol. I swear this is an imperial version of Alpenhorn.
ryanfolty (1833) - 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.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couldn't get a grasp on the smell because I had this in the bar. Good color, but nothing remarkable. Taste is dominated by a hoppy alcohol flavored sting. Could be a little more malty, but not bad. Some earthen/wooden essence, but not much. Fair barleywine, above average beer.
tcane7 (1660) - 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.
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.
NikkTwist (1539) - 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!