msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Johnsense (676) - - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much like an American strong ale, bitter and lots of malt. Brown with bubbling head.
halfonit (1117) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
IrishBoy (3726) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Ledgers. Nose is citrus hops, toffee, with hints of raspberries and cranberries. Lightly hazy rusty red with a small beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter, hints of pine, toffee and dark caramelized sugar. Finishes moderately bitter.
madmitch76 (13061) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22nd December 2011
Christmas tasting at the Kernel. Can’t remember who brought this because I was a bit trollied - but Cheers. Took awhile to catch up with this one. Hazy amber beer, little off white head. Light dry palate. Creamy caramel malt , sweetish. Lovely Galaxy hops. Sweet piney tropical fruits with pineapple and mango. Very nice!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Galaxy Hopped Barleywine Ale
Date: April 20, 2011
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: hazy dark ruby red, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, light hops with a nice citrus touch
Flavor: sweet malty flavor, caramel sweetness, nice fruityness, balancing citrus, just a touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of pine hops, caramel, and dark fruits. Pour bright brown with a small sheet of head. Tastes of sweet sugar, dusty cellar, and a dry bitter pine. Tasty and light Mouthfeel with a decent alcohol burn.
jeremytoni (2891) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a good amount of head. Light malty hoppy flavor with a quick finish.