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 won’t go wrong giving this one a try.
raradel (336) - 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 (673) - 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 (947) - 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 (5896) - 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.
laiti (5515) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Las Vegas
Aroma is quite typical to a barley wine. It has sweet caramel, some malt and fruits. Flavour is malty with caramel, sweet fruits, hops and hints of gooseberry bush. Too sweet for me.
Sarpa (780) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Jockey Club, Las Vegas. clear dark amber. aroma of plums, dark fruits. malty, sweet, dark fruit flavor.
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
250712. Bottle at hotel in Las Vegas. Aroma hops, plums. Sweet ripe fruit in the taste. Full bodied. Not Bad.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber shared at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a thin head. Aroma of toffee, toasted malts and faint candied citrus. The taste is toffee, citrus and toasted malts. Full bodied, slight heat, slight astringency.
tia (858) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 18th RG. Dark copper with dissipating head. Smells like toffee. Tastes sweet with a nice hop follow up. Slight disjointedness nineteen set and hop. Nice hop finish.