ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle via the epeeist, thanks! Pours a dark rusty ruby color with a smallish tan colored head. Aroma is sweet malts, dark dried fruits, citrus. Flavor is caramel, rasins, molasses, citrus. Palate si full bodied, mild carbonation, finished sweet with light only light alcohol warming, considering this 12.8%. Very good! hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper mahogany color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nutty, citrus, and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, molasses, citrus, chocolate, and some roastiness. Light alcohol in the finish, but not giving way the almost 13%. Well done ABC. HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Poured a deep mahogany with one finger tan head. Aroma of dried fruits, brown sugar and caramel. The flavor was caramel malts, cherries, toffee, and bitter hops. Good body and a nice smooth finish. The alcohol was barely noticeable even at 12.8%. Damn good barley wine. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark red-brown color with a large brown head. The aroma was tangy molasses, cherry and chocolate. The flavor was tangy and malty with notes of cherry and a strong dry chocolate presence that kept building and building. A bit of alcohol shows through. The mouthfeel was fairly thick. Way more chocolate than I am used to seeing in a barleywine. Delicious. badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Great reddish color. Not much head or lacing. Bottle to chilled mug.
Medicinal type aftertaste a result of the high alcohol content. Me like.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Complex aroma of hops, malts, grapes, fruits, slight smoke, light alcohol, light dark ripe fruits, cherries, and cola. Poured brown/dark orange/ruby in color with a small off-white/tan head that disappeared very quickly. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny, and a few large, particles throughout. Flavor is complex and medium sweet. Tastes of hops, malts, chocolate, tar, tobacco, fruit, wood, cherries, alcohol, caramel, and some molasses. Medium body. Slightly sticky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, malty, woody, tocacco and chocolate finish. 12.8%ABV is very well hidden. The best beer I have had from Appalachian Brewing Company. adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Pours a dark mahogany with a medium beige/light brown head. Aroma of candied sugar and sweet malt. Taste of candied sugar, sweet malt and citrusy hops. Damn good barley wine. f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Big nose, raisins, sweet maple syrup. Silky mouthfeel, very warming. Walnuts, dark fruit, sweet caramel dominate this malty brew. Very sweet finish. Worth searching out, but I tend to gravitate toward the sweeter styles... jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Growler thanks to Joeec5. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of brown sugar. Nice roasty flavor with a bit of char, lots of dark chocolate and some lactic sourness. Alcohol very well hidden. More porterish than BWish, but tasty nevertheless. dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2008
Sampled from a growler thanks to Joeec for bringin this one, thanks Joe. Pours a deep dark brown with only a slight hint of head. Aroma has large choclate notes, raisin, doughy grain and a good dose of alcohol. Full bodied with light carbonation. Flavor of chocolate, dark fruit, grain and alcohol. A good beer but that caramel, toffee flavor was missing to be calling this one a barley wine.