That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Sweet and poopy on the nose. The nice outweighs the nast slightly. Flavor and mouthfeel are rough and scratchy. Dont recommend it. Them limeys dont know barley wines apparently.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vrown. Brown pour, very small head. Aroma is syrupy and sweet wtih some dried fruit and booze. Flavor is sweet and fruity with a syrupy quality that is a bit over the top...but still good.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent barleywine with a candy like flavor and a nice smell of fruit and flowers. Very low alcohol for the style and goes down mighty easy.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle bought at Bob’s Liquors in CT, part of beer tasting. Appears a dark brown with little head or lacing. Aroma of dark fruit (prunes), bourbon, nuts, and light hops. Flavor was an interesting mixture of malt, dark fruit, and chocolate. Finish is long and palate is smooth. Overall, a nice, solid brew. Alcohol was not as high as other BW I’ve had, but this managed to hold its own in terms of flavor.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml, i’ve had in the cellar for something like 2 years. Pours dark brown with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and ok. Taste is sweet with nice caramel notes. Decent.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Foamy head, nice lacing, coppery dark brown color. Light malty aroma. Medium mouthfeel, high malt dominates, with chocolate aftertaste. Hops is soft and floral, alcoholic after. Good, but not "Devilishly Good".
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours cloudy cider brown with no real head. Not much smell. A bitey fruity acid taste that is smooth. Very relaxing strong beer. Great for the evening.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown body, mild tan head. aroma of malt and fruit. flavor is slightly creamy and maltywith quite a warming alcoholic presense. oily body, alightly bitter dry fruit in the finish. well worth the taste test. i picked up a pint+ bottle of this for less than $4 at The Liquor Depot in Monee.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one as part of "Youngs Night" Not bad really, just bland. Like a Barleywine lite. Nice and creamy, with some malt and carmel, and a good amount of hops. A nice sugar profile in this one. Nothing really stands out about this one.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep reddish brown with thick fluffy tan head. Good retention and some lacing. Very nice hop aromatics of pine and spruce. These fade into caramel and nutty malts with hints of pepper and butterscotch. This beer is rich, silky and smooth on the palate - very pleasant after dinner. There is not much carbonation. The flavor is of caramel creme candy and hazelnut syrup. There is sweetness, but it’s balanced nicely, although the bitterness is not very forward on its own. The flavor is medium-long and there is a slight metallic note in the finish. As is usual for me, I prefer the american take on the style to the often un-extreme English versions.