arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím not sure of the vintage but this was on at the rock for barleywine month. Nice ruby color with a smell that was complete bubblegum and then juicy fruit gum, yum. The taste was dark prunes, raisin-type flavors, very drinkable. I heard good things about this beer on this very board and I was not let down, nice local barleywine.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-23-2008 06:58:58
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. An unclear dark brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with noteso fwine, wood, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, wood, coconut, and malt. The mouthfeel is thick and the alcohol burns in the throat and warms the cheeks.
robertburns (15) - westminster, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. Sweet whiskey in the nose. Lot’s of oak and a malty sweetness that blend into a creamy mouthfeel with a solid alcohol back. Probably the best barrel-aged barleywine I have ever had! Is my rating too low? I believe I’ll have just one more pint!!!
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from shp555. Pours a clear, mahogany color. Aroma of malt & alcohol. Flavor is a sweet, caramelized, fruity sweetness. Very balanced and smooth for a such a sweet Barley Wine.
tomciccateri (938) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark brown with no head. Mellow oaky aroma. Medium body, intense late oak flavor, smooth mouthfeel, alcohol character. Slightly "hot" alcohol finish - nice.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: huge sweet dark caramel aroma with a fruity winey sweetness,
Flavor: rich fruity malt flavor, nice sweetness us followed by a peppery alcohol hotness, earthyness follows to add some balance,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark amber, decidedly still body, but themís the breaks when you go growler.
Smell: Aroma comprised of caramel malts, dark fruits, and an earthy hop presence.
Taste: Bready caramel malts, moderately sweet. Light raisiny fruitiness. An equally moderate hop bitterness as well as the booze help temper the sweetness. Slightly bitter, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Exceptional? No. Acceptable? Yes.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to shp555: Pours a transparent copper amber amber with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh citrusy grapefruity hops and rich caramely malt with a fresh light fruity character. Starts fairly full and caramely sweet with a toasty malty and dark caramel sweetness with a lot of light fruity complexity before and alightly drier finish. A pretty nice barleywine.
BCMike22 (80) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured in glass snifter. Red color , easy to see through. Very smooth, very easy to drink. Bitter malt thatís well balanced. Finishes crisply without much of an aftertaste. Most enjoyable.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber brown color with an off white head. Aroma is malty, raisins, sugar, and plums. Flavor is malt, caramel, raisins, sugar, and plums. Normally donít like real sweet barleywines but this one is very well done.