jgb9348 (5725) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wax-Capped 65 cL bottle
Clear amber and copper coloured body with a thinnish tan head, only about a centimetre tall. Aroma of pit fruits, caramel, toffee, earth, plums, figs and a good bit of hops still noticeable. Medium-bodied; Strong toffee and figs up front that fade fast and donít show much at all, especially malt. Aftertaste is showing barely anything - very interesting, just some water, light malt, toffee and figs with some light pit fruits and the smallest amount possible of alcohol. Overall, a very mild barley wine - perhaps its possible that I aged it too much and lost all itís flavour. Not really worth buying nor aging, when after popping the wax there isnít much to it, which is usually a decent thing for a barley wine, but not when it loses absolutely everything. I sampled this 65 cL wax-topped bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (P Street, Logan Circle), DC on 05-January-2015 for US$7,99 sampled at home in Washington exactly a year later on 05-January-2016.
Vintage: 2013 // Purchased: January 2015 // Sampled: January 2016
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not all that much in the aroma for a barley wine. Maybe some honey, but not really molasses. I really love this style but as usual I just donít think these guys make beer thatís all that great. This a low barley wine score for me.
jookos (5604) - FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@tkcbb. Ambery brown hazy. Stong toffee on nose. Malty bready, slight herby, sweet nuts in flavour. Well bittered, finishes quite nice reall eve with the overpowering malty,sweets. Feels somewhat english. Earthy herby punch. Robust body. Quite ok. Lighter malty bw.
thornecb (5543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Tan medium length head recedes to hug rim. Dark caramel aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning to mild earth in the still sweet finish.
RobertDale (5540) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Comes a somewhat cloudy amber with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is caramel, malt, grain, alcohol, fruit, and hops. Nice.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden brown with a creamy white head. Caramel and passion fruit aroma and taste with abitter bready finish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pretty good. Rich raisiny maltyness, fairly sweet and all that, some nice saltyness in the finish, fairly soft mouthfeel, but quite full.
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy orange-amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, nougat, nuts, vanilla, deep malty tones, hints of red berries, toffee and bread. Taste is vanilla, booze, caramel, burnt sugar and hints of rum, white sugar and bread. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice American barley wine with no great surprises.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden bronze color, a touch of ruby. Light creamy white head. The aroma is faint as is the flavor, no mistaking the gravity though with a nice hop bite followed by the alcohol. Nice mix of aroma balanced between the malts. Definately feel the alcohol, but not necissarily taste it. The aroma really developes in this one as it goes on.
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Brass Tap, pours a burnt caramel color with aromas of toffee, caramel, light dark fruit and some grapefruit. Flavors follow suit, light sweetness up front with a boozy aftertaste.