Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of ksurkin
Pours amber with off white head. The aroma is big with pine hops, tree sap, sweet musty crusty malts, prunes, raisins and plums. The taste is similar with big brash pummeling hops that pack punches from pine, resiny goodness and some grassiness. Behind the assertive load of hops are sweet malts that have fused with the resiny pine bitterness to create a pleasing flavor. I get loads and loads of hops balanced by slick yet deep sludgy sweet malts. It ends with lingering pine hop flavor and robust hop bitterness. Love this!
unclemattie (3902) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, #0181 of 2007. American Barley-Wine Style. Pours a deep Reddish-brown color, with an off-white head. Aromas of tobacco, and big sweetness. The label states American Barley-Wine Style.? No way, this one seems more English Style to me. Dark fruit, and rich caramel malt flavors. Rich and heavy bodied. Shouldn’t it finish with a big bitterness.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 26 of 2007 pours deep brown with some garnet high lights. Raisin, toffee and molasses aromas. Slightly sweet aroma. Deep caramel body with slight alcohol burn and flavors. Bit of bitterness at the end. Dark fruits left on the tongue. Fruit sweetness at the end. Bit sticky but not overly. Good mouthfeel. Not bad. grows on me.
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another old rating. Another old rating. Aroma of aged hops and caramel malts. Well rounded overall. Flavor was smooth. A great lingeing flavor.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft: Orange and lemon zest bouquet, with an abundance of pine needle. Hazy copper, thick yellow head, nice lacing. Full body. Complex flavor of cherries, oak, strawberries, fig, and raisins. Pine sap finish. A bit resinous mouthfeel. Fair balance. It was particularly enjoyable with oysters rockafeller. Very drinkable.
Emeister84 (633) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla, toffee, and subtle blackberry on the nose. Ruby with eggnog-colored, sticky head, moderate retention. Sweet, strong, and bitter, with flavors of berries, purple grapes, and chickory. Full bodied, low-moderate carbonation, and a long lightly sweet, strong finish.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a copper color with a small tan head. The aroma is caramel, cherries, alcohol, and a hint of citrus. The flavor is somewhat sweet with some dark fruits like raisins present. There is also a citrus presence with this one. The alcohol is noticeable but not overwhelming. Overall a very nice barleywine.
Coastie (13) - Carrollton, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured a deep copper color with a small, beige head. Great aroma. Slight alcohol taste but not overwhelming at all. Great barleywine.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a muddy dark brown with a very small head. Cloudy inside the dark color. No lace to speak of. Very thick pour.
Aroma is all caramel and malt, with a pleasant, slightly crisp character. Flavor follows through with the caramel from the aroma but with a nice balancing hop bite. Finish is sweet, but not cloying, leaving a very pleasant caramel note to play off the notable alcohol presence.
Butters (3568) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Green Leafe 2007 Christmas Beer Tasting. Phenominally balanced barlywine. Lots of dark fruit and carmel as well as a whopping bouquet of hops. The abv is so well masked it should be illegal. This is the best beer that WAW has made so far.