STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
22 oz. bottle- color of translucent mahogany, with a good cream colored head - nose of nice hops, brown sugar , and alcohol – taste of slight hops , molasses , prunes , and way too much alcohol - body is creamy with some texture when one get past the alcohol burn , and with low carbonation – aftertaste of raisins , slight hops , red fruit , caramel , and alcohol – this beer is green defiantly needs age KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Pours a murky, hazy gold. Aroma of honey, dark fruits, and alcohol. Thin mouthfeel, a bit watery. Big citrus hop taste with a nice cookie malt balance. Bitter finish clings to the tongue. caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Pours darker amber with a quick off-white head. Nose is floral hops, maple syrup and lots of booze. Bizarre flavor: a strong, almost chocolately malt sharply changes to bitter hops on the back without either developing properly. Not a good combination. Alcohol is also unhidden and makes for an unpleasant finish. Sub-standard for such a well-regarded style. ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - AUG 22, 2007
pours the color of petrified amber with little to no head. bare aroma of malts, some slight brown sugar. Typical barleywine flavor, though rather thin and undeveloped, followed by a cough syrup alcohol sensation and unpleasant hop bitter burning. Rather underwhelming, unfortunately. jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2009
The bottle says you will be lucky to walk away from this.....the beer says I am not that big of a beer. Seriously though, this beer is nice and malty with a decent hop bitterness. caramel and toffee notes and really more drinkable then lots of barley wines. For this price it is hard to beat.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Bomber...which bombed. If you’re a barleywine lover, I would not recommend this. It is weak in flavor, has a watery mouthfeel, and you must really try to taste much of anything here. It was really closer to a subpar IPA I sampled just before trying this. This is the weakest-tasting barleywine I’ve had. Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours a reddish copper with a crappy head. Smells matly and hoppy. Has a lot of sweet malt in the flavor, some raisin and other unexpected stuff. Good amount of hop bitterness to balance the sweet barley wine malts. Goes down a lot smoother than I expected, the alcohol isn’t overwhelming in the taste or finish. So far barely wines aren’t a favorite style of mine but this wasn’t too shabby.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
reddish amber, opaque body. quickly diminishing off-white head with spotty lacing. rather bitter hop bit and strong alcohol presence. unappealing malt body. meh. kingaugusta (282) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours a clear and deep amber with a fairly fast light tan head. Nose is standard for the style with lots of booze, some maltiness, and a bit of floral hops and maple. Flavor is very alcohol and grain driven, with a decent balance of hops. Finish is super sticky. It’s better to me than the rating would indicate, but it’s hardly a standout among its barley wine peers. FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Copper color with a decent sized head. Sweet malt and citrus flavor with a crisp and clean finish.