Coastie (14) - 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.
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Bottle dated 0511 - 2012. Pours a clear ruby/amber color with a finger of slightly light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, burnt sugar. Tastes of floral hops, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toast. Medium body with a dry finish. Just a hint of booze. Aged pretty well.
bytemesis (3097) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012-037 Bottle. Pours clear burnt sienna, medium light burnt sienna head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is loads of caramel, toffee, a bit of orange zest, pine. Flavor follows, medium sweet, medium plus bitter, some cardboard, lots of pine. Fairly harsh finish, bitter bitter. Medium body, a bit creamy in the mouth. May have waited to long to try this one.
FernandoC (1) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma cítrico e deliciosamente lupulado, com notas herbáceas presentes.
Corpo médio e com alta carbonatacao.
No sabor delicioso, além do lúpulo predominante, também sao perceptíveis ameixas e damascos. A acidez fica muito bem integrada.
Final médio e boa drinkability.
Achei uma Pale ale fantástica e vou virar freguês.
hkprochef (7) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice pour with a foamy head and amber cloudy body. The diminished quickly. Taste was crisp refreshing with a typical Heferweizen wheat and yeasty aftertaste. After continuous drinking the aromas switched slightly delivering a unique citrus-juniper note.
madvike (2696) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours deep amber with a ring of tan head. Real bold malt with light caramel sweetness and a bit of sharp booziness. Taste is sweet, malty, a bit of yeastiness. Real solid and warm on the finish. Medium and slick with medium carbonation.
Steve_0 (2595) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with my wife. 2011 Vintage. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Big toffee, caramel, sherry, dark fruity, figgy, woody, almost port like aroma. Taste is definitely more oxidized, raisins, cherries, fruity, brown sugar, caramel, bread, and orange peel with a lightly bitter finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. This one has definitely held up better than I thought.
AirForceHops (3118) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. 2012 vintage. Dark amber, light thin head retention. Nose has a large hop profile with caramel and syrupy toffee. Toffee and caramel are on the real syrupy texture. flavor really borders on cloying. If you like big overly sweet barley wines this is your brew.
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The smell is sweet, caramel, malts, barf, and toast. The look is brown in color, thin off white head. The taste is sweet, alcohol, malt, and toffee.
devman171 (951) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Fresh on tap 2013, pours murky brown with nice head. aroma is rich sweet malt and pine resin hops. Taste is sweet malt up front with a nice grassy bitter finish which dries it out nicely, love this brewery
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/29/2010. 750 ml. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Dried fruit aromas with roasted malt. Brown sugar, caramel, and malty flavors with alcohol burn on the finish.