Drake (11469) - 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 (1539) - 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.
Butters (4019) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the at 18th Richmond gathering. Clear amber chestnut brown with ring of white head. Sweet and caramel and fruity. Distinct bitterness in the finish. Astringent also. Not bad. Not great.
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice strong 1 inch thick head of fine, light tan bubbles. Strong malty aroma with caramel, mint, roasted grains and some fruit punch kind of like it likens to in the deScription. Color is a hazy dark brown. Nice smooth malts up front with lots more caramel, toffee, roasted grains and some tea leaves and herbal hops flavors late swallow. The large malt content balances out the bitterness nicely. Lingering herbal bitterness late finish that is a little bit dry and chalky. This brew says it was relesed in spring of 2011. First time seeing this was spring 2012. The hops appear to have diminished over the past year but still a very solid barleywine.
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is quite hoppy, with a lot of pine and orange citrus notes, as well as quite a bit of toffee and caramel malt. The flavor is similar, with the pine and orange citrus notes from the hops coming through nicely. There is also a little bit of sweetness from the caramel malt, and the bitterness is fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours deep reddish brown with hints of orange. Sand coloured head. The aroma holds resinous hops and dry caramel up front with undertones of herbs, spices, flowers, bread, nuts, woodsy citrus and raisins. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of caramel, nuts, bread, resin, wood, flowers, grass, herbs, spices and some fruits. The mouthfeel is clean and soft with a light to medium carbonation. Light fiery, balanced hoppy and malty finish. Medium bodied.
MadRobin (2659) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Limited Release #4. Spring 2011. Bottle dated Mar14, 2011.
Poured from 22 oz bottle after aging for a little more than a year.
Fairly clear, orangish dark Brown with 1 finger tan head and good lacing. Both lacing and head disappear as the beer warms.
Aroma of thick caramelized malts, brown sugar, prunes, overripe strawberries, earth, pine and light grapefruit.
Taste is hoppier with a bitter pine resin and softer citric flavors competing with the strong malt flavors of caramel and brown sugar along with dried fruits, dates, vanilla, oak, earthy and buttery flavors. Aftertaste is rather bitter. Sweetness comes out more as the beer warms. Call Although it's taste is not outstanding taste, I'm really enjoying this balanced barley wine as it warms.
Full body and above-average carbonation work well together to provide a nice mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sledutah (6545) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
220z bottle shared by Mikey, thanks man
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Floral and caramel
Taste: Floral, caramel and grassy hops
Nice and very drinkable, smooth.
Gription79 (2781) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Mikey. A great fruity hop nose. The flavor toffee, fruity hops, citrus, honey, this is a big sweet beer with a solid hop profile. Great beer.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle thanks to blutt59.
Deep amber body with some off-white head. Aromas of pine, resin, and caramel. Flavor is pretty sweet with some grapefruit, more pine, and lots of bitterness.