Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014 Homebrewerguy (306) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Nov. 2008: Wow, pours deep red with an intense roasty, pruny nose, a lasting head and lacing to the end, the heaviest BW that I have ever had with a chewy palate, flavors of raisin & roast malts dominate, some sweetness balanced by an adequate hop bite at the finish. Noticeable alcohol burn and flavor, perhaps too much.
Color- garnet. Thin head, but does have lacing. Dark fruits (raisin, plum) in flavor along with complex malts and some hop bittering, sweet. Nice warmth from the alcohol. Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Keg tap at Appalachian, Collegeville, 29/11/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a good sized pale tan head that retains well.
Nose us thin, light toffee, touch of booze, earthy, metallic notes.
Taste comprises dark toffee, hint of cocoa, sweet fudge, metallic nip, dark fruit.
Medium body with bite, fine carbonation, sweet finale.
Very mediocre for style, severely lacking in depth, really not much there at all ! The 12% ABV doesn’t show its face much in its defence. nuplastikk (6225) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2010 bottle thanks to Rob and Karen in 2013. Holds up fairly well. Murky thick burgundy brown. Head fades into an oily thin layer after a minute or two. A touch brutal, as would expected if the ABV is 12.8%, but it somehow has some nice balance. Sort of like an English Barleywine, not much hop character..rich, deep, Rich caramel tones generally associated with barrels..but I think this one is just straight up. Grows on you...an interesting Barleywine. Travlr (24319) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at abc. Murky brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of vanilla, toasted butterscotch. Taste is sweet vanilla, bourbob, chocolate. Boozy and sweet. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Free on tap a 2nd Gettysburg locale. Dark mahogany, thin head. Dark fruit in the mostly sweet nose. Lots of flavor, raisin, prune, full palate and finishes with a definite alcohol burn.
Advocate_Ames (625) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
With a copper color, dark and reddish the Broad Steet barley wine has no defined head. It only leaves a bubbly ring in my glass. The aroma is very inviting with sweet carmelized malts, figs, brown sugar, and a cherry character. In the flavor I tasted sweet malts, butter notes, weak dark fruit, a slight bitter bite, and alcohol. The beverage is very watery. The aroma is spot on in how this will taste. Its going to be a sweet and alcoholic brew. An interesting take on a barley wine by Appalachian Brewing. Overall it was enjoyed and is one of their best beverages. bubbleflubber (2213) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Pours a deep brick into the glass, with a fully diminished head that leaves no real lacing. The nose is of dark fruits and possibly some figs. Flavors of figs, dark cherries, dates, bread and molasses, finishing with a note of toast and roasted cherries. The body is full, and the carbonation extremely soft. Alcohol is noted throughout the pull, but is well-integrated, provides some activity to the palate, and doesn’t lend a boozy note. A decent take on the barleywine style. JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Draft at the gettysburg location. Dark mahogany pour, little to no head. Very very sweet, sugary, notes of dark fruit and artificial cherry. Way too sweet, and not much complexity at all. A poor barleywine. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Mild raisin and plum, alcohol, sweet malts with light fruity notes. Oaky with vanilla. Dark coppery amber clear with no head. Heavy oily body with medium-high carbonation. Starts sweet and malty, rich with caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and light oak. Alcoholic warming. Medium bitter finish with light sugary tang. Nutty alcoholic after with sweetness. radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Draft at their Gettysburg brewpub. Served in a small pint glass. Dark brown with reddish hue, very little off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and dark dried fruits. Taste is rich adding flavors of chocolate, brown sugar sweetness and a little alcohol. Syrupy finish lasting for a little while. Pretty good.