portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle from Haskell’s only $5.99! Pours red amber and hazy with a sudsy frothy head that slowly settles to film and lacing. Aroma has nice caramel malt and hops blended well. Taste has decent dry dusty hops which show a little bitterness and then the caramel malts take hold and blend well. Palate is medium sticky and chalky. Enjoyable! Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle at home. 2011 Vintage. Pour is murky cola with a small white head that quickly dissipated; decent lacing. Aroma is big sweet fruits, licorice, strawberries, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and a touch of bourbon. Taste is big raisins, figs, toffee, caramel, light roast, a touch of grapefruit, candi sugar, and orange peel with a light bitter finish. Sticky/creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Above average barley wine, but nothing that will blow you away. Iphonephan (6984) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
From a 50 cl bottle. Pours a hazy brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and fruity hops. Notes of toffee with a hoppy bitterness.. Nice. TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness.
Malty, hoppy taste, lightly sour, quite yeasty. The alcohol is very pronounced, this beer is not very balanced. (2009-09-25)
nuplastikk (6252) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2012
16.9oz bottle, aged the better part of a year in my closet. Unfiltered brown-red color, oily off-white head, some soapy edges. Assumably the hops have faded a little, which is unfortunate. There is some mild earthy bitterness, but way more rich caramel, bourbon candy like boozy sweetness. While it does have the rich resinous hoppy feel of a good US Barleywine, there are also mellow, malty fruity ale tones not unlike an Old Ale. Significantly thicker and deeper in color as i poured out the second half of the bottle, giving it a creamier, yeastier mouthfeel. Quite a nice Barleywine!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Rich amber color with a shallow froth. Good lacing. Faint aromas of sweet malt yet defined briskness. Full nectar with good carbonation. Silky texture, balanced flavor with a bit of heat, mildly sweet with a bitter hop finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from AJ’s Arcadia. I’d classify this more of a barleywine style. Good hoppy, caramely, sweet nose. Tastes similarly- sweet, syrupy malts balanced with a big, citrusy, hop kick. As good as any American strong or barleywine here in the states, but lacking in complexity. Good overall, though. Borup (14446) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar. Orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, fruit, hops and malt. omgzergrush (3) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012 does not count
Nice amber red color, slight citrus armoas. Very sweet caramel taste, followed by bitter hops. Very nice balance, you don't really notice the 9.2 abv. Small pint on tap at Lord Nelson/Copenhagen.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Red color with a thick beige head. Aroma of citrus hops and fruit. Flavor of citrus hops, tangy fruits, and sweet malts, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, finish is long and hoppy, but not strong. Ok.