argo0 (11128) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop lightly hazed red-dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, toffee, cherry, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, grapefruit, some cherry/strawberry, alcohol, orange. Smooth medium-full body, some stickiness.
bluejacket74 (1133) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled on March 14, 2011 (printed on label). Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark chestnut brown color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is sweet and malty, the brew smells like candy sugar, dark fruit (raisins, figs, cherries), bready malt, caramel, and some citrusy hops and booze. It tastes like bready malt, candy sugar, dark fruit (figs, raisins), caramel, toffee and a little bit of candied oranges. However, I think it smells better than it tastes. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick but itís also thin for a barleywine. Moderate carbonation. Itís a solid enough brew, but there are a lot of other barleywines I like better. With that being said, itís worth trying.
tennisjoel (1146) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aromas of cherry, dark fruit, and citrus hops. I think everything on this beer is decent until the finish, which has a medicinal quality. ABV is well hidden.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a cloudy brown with a red tint, a thin khaki head that goes away, and some lace.
smell is of caramel, alcohol, malt, a touch of spice, and a somewhat woody.
taste is strong, roasted caramel, malt, some hops, and a touch of spice. ends a little thin and somewhat bitter.
bigguns22 (532) - Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
His beer is great and if you read the commercial description it is dead on not much to add. I will say at 9.5% abv almost not alcohol burn its just smooth.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very well balanced, yet aggressivel hopped American Barleywine, this is a very enjoyable brew. The flavor of the early yeast is exceptional, and all the more enjoyable because of the way the hops use it to finish. If you enjoy a hoppy American barleywine, you wonít go wrong giving this one a try.
raradel (282) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light for the style, great though because they are usually heavy, but this is nice. Not as high Abv as average but good profile. Really good!
beerbastard (609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malt nose with subdued background of orange like citrus aromas. A sweet cotton candy with some vanilla paired with the bitterness of the hops. Brandy and Sherry like flavors in the background. Sweet up front followed by a bitter finish. Spring 2011 release; just founf it Aug of 2012. It has had some time to age. Pretty good Barley Wine.
rajendra82 (914) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The attractive auburn colored body was topped with a two finger thick foamy head, which took a few minutes to dissipate. The smell was very sweet like treacle, with some spice backing it up. The taste was very sweet, almost like diluted honey. There was some sour cherry flavor in the mid palette, with bitterness in the finish. The beer felt a little runny in the mouth compared to others in the style. This is not truly a classic barleywine, as it lacks a significant level of fruitiness, or the hop punch. It drinks more like a cross between a Belgian quadrupel and a barleywine, but weaker than both.
olio (4842) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ Hotel room, Las Vegas.
Pours clear dark copper color with small head. Aroma of caramel, hops, dark ripe fruits, plums, mild raisins and vanilla notes. Flavor of caramel, toffee, plums and sugar. Sweet sugary palate with a mild fruity sweet finish.