BenDoshin (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at Mad Mex. Aroma is a good deal of malt, some sweetness, but not cloying. There is definitely a BIG belt of alcohol, but there is no burn. I think this would benefit from a year in the basement and a friend of two.
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Pours a clear dark orange golden color with a small off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malts, nuts. Average body. Medium sweet flavor and a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
alexsdad06 (9004) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and a small group at Dutch’s. Pours a clear dark orange golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, slightly nutty, caramel, Maris Otter, I tend to like sweet more than most with barley wines, but this may have been a bit much, some sweet candied fruit, honey, all malts, ok.
Emeister84 (2078) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red berry aromas, red apple, biscuit, earthy hops. Clear orange with a mostly lasting off-white head. A little sweet, bready, somewhat fruity. Full bodied.
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dirty brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma of caramel and light fruit. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel, bread, raisins, light toffee and had some fruitiness.
cheap (5305) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2016
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap, bocktown. Clear pale with hints of vinegar on the nose. Big strong volatile impressions on the uptake. Rude, nasty and uncivilized. Ubiquitous uncivilized and just like so many other big domestic beers. Don’t know if aging would round out this BW er not. Warming upper digestive track finish. Yes, terribly on style for a domestic BW.
raymow (1396) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery - nice golden color. Not much aroma. Decent flavor - better than I thought it would be.
SteveOrz85 (214) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle served in snifter, One finger white head which takes a few minutes ti dissipate. Beer is a clear golden color. Aroma at first resembles honey, later aroma becomes more typical of a barlywine and retains a slightly sweet character. Taste is faintly sweet and lightly bitter. Some hops.A slight bite and a little alcohol warming is present. Strong yet fairly lightly bodied beer. Light carbonation. Over all not a bad barleywine but far from the best. I wonder what a oak aged version of this would taste like.
dlovell2 (1767) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright copper color with off white head. Aroma is some fruitiness with caramel. Flavor is caramel malt, butterscotch, and golden raisins. Bit of a piney finish and booziness.
stevoj (3930) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Yards brewery. Decent, fulfilling barleywine. Normal pour, malts dominate, as expected, not exceptional, but adequate.
jnkor (363) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is caramel but seems off somehow. Orangish brown and slightly translucent. Taste has some of the banana hefe quality, with some hop and sweet malt. Finish is a bit metallic.