madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
31st August 2012
THE Barleywine tasting. Hazy red - brown beer. Big pale tan head. Light airy palate. Nice creamy malt base supports mild limey tequila. Trace of lemon. That’s about it - simple but really well done and it was a nice contrast to all the Bourbon and Whisky BA Barleywines. A very pleasant surpsrise!
Leighton (20596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at THE Barley Wine Tasting - East Croydon. Many thanks to Kenny M. for this Mexican rarity. What is more representative of Mexico than barley wine? Probably almost anything, really. Pours cloudy ruby with a creamy tan head. Jammy berries and citrus fruits on the nose. Weird flavor, medium sweet, slightly tangy malts, alcohol, some dirt, melon. Definitely some stale tang. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, further tangy malts, berries. Meh, I’m not crazy about it overall, but it’s not entirely bad. Viva Mexico.
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown with off white/tan head. nose/taste of citrus, sweet malt, lime, tequila barrel, oak, vanilla and light caramel/toffee. Medium body. The barrel aging transforms this beer into a citrus/lime bomb. Very little caramel/toffee or traditional barleywine notes.
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate earthy musty wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This beer did not meet my expectations.
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Bottle, thanks to Ken at THE Barley Wine Tasting, August 2012. It pours deep red-brown, with a thin yellow-white head. The nose is caramel, sweet agave, tequila, cherry, sherry and tangy dark fruit. The taste is lime, agave, tangy cherry, plum, grape, jam and agave, with a bitter-sweet finish. Full body, low carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. I wasn’t looking particularly forward to this one, so all in all was pleasantly surprised with the outcome!
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear, deep copper pour with a small, wispy, off-white head. The aroma is a melange of orange marmalade, crusted port and fruit cake. Medium to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The aroma is a muddle of dried dark fruit and fallen apple esters, flanked by tangy-sweet port and a mild, totally misplaced, tannic bitterness that lasts throughout the boozy, estery, lightly-bitter finish. This could be easily mistaken for a 25 year old bottle of J.W. Lees Harvest Ale or Thomas Hardy’s Ale brewed at Eldridge Pope. Doesn’t speak to me - at least, not in a language I understand. Comprende?
daknole (10961) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reddish brown pour with a light brownish head. Tequila, oak, caramel, floral hops, brown sugar. Muddled.
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle with Steve and the Foco BA crew. Cloudy, dark red orange appearance with a cream colored head. Honey, spicy, tequila, toasty malty aroma. Spicy, sweet fruity, tangy, orange fruity, fairly strong tequila, honey flavor. Bleh.
alexsdad06 (9936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a liquid caramel color with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel mixed with musty sweaty socks. The flavor again shows some sweet caramel with musty basement and cobwebs. This strange earthy notes don’t go well with anything. Very light tequila and barrel notes. This is a one time taste.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle shared with friends. Judging by how quickly they finished their glasses, they seemed to like it much more than I did. Thin khaki head, fading to minimal. Hazy dark cranberry color. Nice, interesting dark fruit aroma. Strong tequila-flavored sort of bitter finish. Good, sweet taste, bit of alcohol. Light carbonation. It’s unique. But not delicious.