jredmond (7900) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rattle with Linh. Pours a hazed out orange body with one finger white, frothy head. Aroma is booze, dark fruit and pine. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonated with notes of pine hop, sweet barley, light booze, lemon, and sweet fruity malts.
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. At rattle n hum. Tan color, lots of lace on the side of the glass. Doesn’t taste as boozy as I’d expect, but quite good and a little fruity
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a muddy orange hued body with a lasting white head that leaves great lace. Aromas are of tea, caramel, faded citrusy hops (orange), marmalade, alcohol, lots of esters. Maybe a slight savory note. Flavors are complex, brandy, caramel, dark fruits, orange, estery, balancing alcohol, malty, drinkable big barleywine with a high bitterness. Lower carbonation, fuller bodied, warming. Tasty malt complexity with a lot of (somewhat faded) hops.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Smells of citrus and prunes with plenty of hops. Tastes a heavy sweetness with a medium bitter and floral notes with a creamy texture and a bitter finish.
Radek Kliber (7247) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Coles
Aroma big heavy malts right up front with solid dose of west coast hopping. Aroma rather typical what you would expect from Bear Republic not of barleywine.7+
Appearance amber with light haze. Good creamy top. Fine lace on glass.4-
Flavor and Palate : Big heavy body. Sticky sweet malts that are easily balanced by equally massive amount of hops. Texture itself was mild making this colossus quiet drinkable. Mature offering.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour hazy amber beige head. Aroma SWEET, brown sugar, slight floral hops, boozy, mild dark fruit. Taste cleaning materials, spicy, grapefruit, lemon floral and pine hops, orange rind, touch boozy, caramel. MF full thick chewy body mild carb. Overall not to balanced and relatively awkward not the best.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY> somewhat murky, deep orange amber color. British maltiness, Pledge furniture cleaner, pine, booze, orange rind. Fruity rich maltiness. somewhat watered down flavor. classic BW flavors are present, rich maltiness, booze but just doesnt come off sharp or strong. Decent at best
GRM (3888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass, 6-ounce, 2008, draught, at MacGregor’s, savoured on November 6 2010; eye: burgundy, clear, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head; nose: resinous hops, caramel, light fruity, light alcohol; mouth: resinous hops, caramel, light fruity, light alcohol, finale in resinous hops with presence of alcohol, medium body, nice bitterness, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Verre, 6 onces, 2008, en fût, chez MacGregor’s, savourée le 6 novembre 2010; œil : bourgogne, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige; nez : houblon résineux, caramel, léger fruité, léger alcool; bouche : houblon résineux, caramel, léger fruité, léger alcool, finale en houblon résineux avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen, bonne amertume, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien
jb (3110) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at McGregor’s. Reddish, clear, no head, color saves the look. Very sweet nose, spicy, medicine. Very thick sweet spicy sticky palate, caramel taste. Alcohol noticeable. Not bad.
Ron (3784) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ McGregor’s. Poured a clear copper with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, fruit and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. The booze was noticeable from the start.