Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Ok barleywine, it was fun to drink because it was the first one from Kansas for me. ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap at St. Matt’s brewpub. Aroma: Very malts, toffee, almonds, tootsie roll chocolate. Appearance: Dark cola brown with a creamy tan head. Flavor: Lighter than the nose; added roast character; mainly chocolate toward the finish. Palate: Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: A solid Barleywine in the English tradition. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2013
December 2006 vintage. Pours to a clean deep brown mahogany body with a lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of sherry and barleywine. The flavor is a really smooth deep toasted malt with some sherry, hops (surprisingly), and caramel. If anything, this beer is good with 7 years of age on it. The palate is creamy and smooth. No hint of 11%. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
The opener for this year’s 7th annual US Open/Father’s Day barleywine tasting with my friend Dan and my two daughters. Cloudy garnet brown with tan froth. Nose is caramel, toffee and apple. Medium body with a sharp tang. Taste is apple cider, lemon zest and caramel. More English than American; solid. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours cola brown. Off white head. nose and taste of resin, pine, sticky caramel, sweet malt and dried dark fruits. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Finishes malty resin.
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
14th March 2011jcweaver (770) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Hazy red - amber beer, short pale tan head. Malt and fruits on the nose along with some unexpected herb. Semi dry palate. Mild malt and somewhat spicy alcohol. A little generic fruit and then bitter bubblegum. Bitterish aftertaste. Not bad but the bitter bubblegum starts to grate.
Bottle. Pours reddish with a small, off-white head. Aroma is a nice blend of sweet caramel and citrus hops. Moderately sweet flavor of caramel and citrus/pine hops. Finishes with more caramel and pine hops. A little simple but smooth, tasty and well balanced.
ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 8/13/12
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Aroma: The nose is fairly malty and sweet, lots of caramel, some light alcohol, fruit notes, and wood
Appearance: It pours out of the glass with WAY too much head. It is a clear caramel-orange colored beer with a huge (a good 4 fingers of) foamy, beige head, and some foamy, bubble, scatteredly coating lace
Flavor: It tastes heavy malty and mid-plus sweet, with lots of caramel, and some later alcohol flavors
Palate: The body is rather full, it has a lively carbonation, a good amount of heat, and some light dryness
It takes a while, but once that massive head finally starts to fade, you can actually try the beer. After that point, I found something that was at least worth trying. It is probably a bit overrated, it was fine I guess, but certainly nowhere close to a top of notch example of the style.
Hazy caramel with scant, tan head / Big nose of caramel, sour malt, dark fruit, and chocolate / Medium body, sufficient carbonation despite the absence of head, modestly sweet, malty but with good, biting hop balance, with a touch of heat on the bitter finish / Flavors of brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, date, fig, grapefruit, cut pine, and wood? / Some flaws, but really good. Is this wood-aged? phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2012
750 ml bottle from the St. Matthew’s brewery. Picked this up in 2009 or 2010, can’t remember which. Pours a hazy, deep amber-plum color with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of caramel, plums, raisins, figs, brown sugar, tobacco, and fruitcake. Flavor of raisin bread, caramel, tea, tobacco, cookies, brown sugar, figs, and nuts. Medium-bodied with low carbonation and a sweet, fruity, malty mouthfeel. Way better than expected. Great American barley wine.