Serve in Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Limited Release #4. Spring 2011. Ale brew with huskless malt and Belgian candy sugar. Galaxy Hopped Barleywine is a new take on an old favorite. This beer pours a dark crimson, almost mahogany color. The yeast & galaxy hops deliver a big bang of red and yellow fruit aromatics like banana, pineapple, cherry, and strawberry. The experience begins with a taste of toffee and darkened sweet caramel overlaid on subtle tones of vanilla. All to be punctuated by the floral and citrus dry hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Appearance Amber, clean, creamy lacing
Aroma - Cherries, banana, yeast
Taste - Bitter, dry, toffee, citrus, hops

This barley wine reminded me of a double IPA. Nice and hoppy with malty, rich fruity tones. The finish was bitter and warm - not too complex but just enough to hit the spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2012
dark coper color, lots of lacing, aroma of pine, citrus, dark fruits, and toffee, flavor of citrus, pine hops, caramel, chocolate and lots of toffee

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber, thick tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of flowers > grass > pine. Taste has chocolate and coffee notes on top of the usual caramel. Very creative for a barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Livid (49) - - JAN 30, 2012
22oz bottle, served at cellar temp in a tulip. Pours clear copper-brown with a little bit of tan head, faint lacing. Smells strong - caramel, toffee, resinous hop and pine with a detectable odor of alcohol. Taste is sweet and malty, with notes of caramel, almost-but-not-quite-balanced by burst of grassy, pine hop bitterness at the end. Full-bodied mouthfeel. If only the hops were better balanced - another year in the cellar might help with the balance. However, if it were hopped a little more, it might make for a good IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2555) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is grapefruit hops and flavor is grapefruit hops and caramel. Not bad but tart for a barleywine. $10.00 for a 22oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
On tap at Toronado. Pours hazy dark brown with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, toffee, dark malts, and some citrus hops. Flavors of toffee, dark fruits, caramel, citrus hops. Finishes with nice bitterness. Thought this was going to be an over the top bitter BW, but I thought it had a nice amount of balance. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Ruby brown color with a small head. Sugary fruit aroma. Sweet mixed berries. Flavor veers to nearly burnt sugar, strong fruits (maybe a cherry/blackberry type mix). Light caramel. Moderate bitterness. Kind of dry. For being a 9 month old hop-forward barleywine, this is still remarkably hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1353) - - JAN 16, 2012
Brownish pour, fairly reasonable head. Straks of lacing. Booze and dried fruit in the aroma - Bittersweet probably sums it up best. Banana, Candied fruit, plum, alcohol, Malty, bitterness from the Galaxy hops. A little over carbonated. - Fairly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Much like an American strong ale, bitter and lots of malt. Brown with bubbling head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1324) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a clear dark golden/amber color. Aroma is of malts, lactic, toffee, leafy hops, and a little nuttyness. Flavor is of malts, some chocolate, caramel, hops, and a little lactic. Leaves a malty caramel finish. Just a little too carbonated for my liking.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50