WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Tape at Strong Ale. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is big and hoppy. Taste has a nice sweet, hoppy edge. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine, and dried cow manure. Flavor of caramel malt, toffee, toasted grain, raisins, citrus, some peach, and grass with a somewhat bitter finish. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Tasted at the 13th Annual Strong Ale Fest on 12/5/2009. This barleywine pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing. The aroma is fruit and sweet, touch of orange and orange peel. A medium to full bodied Barley wine. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and orange peel. The hops are citrusy and floral. Lots of malt sweetness and orange. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Touch of alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap at PP Strong Ale Fest 2009. Orange amber color. Hoppy, buttery, malty. A very good IPA. Very drinkable. Very good. zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Sampled at GABF 2009. Golden pour with a thin white head. Grapefruit and toffee aromas. Caramel and grapefruit flavors. Full bodied. I thougt this one was very good.
BeerIsMyGod (17) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Served in a snifter that accentuates the sweet, roasted peach aromas. Presented with a rich head and deep, auburn body. Taste of sweet maple takes over the taste buds and it finishes with a bright hop tinge. Fantastic beverage...I’m glad they started offering this monthly instead of seasonally. rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
On tap at az strong beer fest.
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is malt, hops, citrus. Flavor is hops, citrus, malt. Nice mouthfee, good stuff. Ticepoppa (2) - Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2009 does not count
This is the best beer Four Peaks has to offer, an excellent barleywine. It usually doesn’t last very long when they offer it, last year one batch only lasted 6 hours. ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Tap at Brewery. This is one of those beers that is right on the border between styles, like Hvedegoop. This one is so hopped and not malted enough to balance it that it comes off as a darker Imperial IPA. Sort of a tart syrupy hop effect like a Dogfish IIPA. I would order it again only for the glass. Some aging in another vessel besides stainless would help a lot IMO. BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at Scottsdale pub. Incredible meringue head that rises high above a fiery burnt orange body. Delicate lacing left its mark all over the inside of the glass. Extremely hoppy for the style. Grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon zest balanced by caramel malt, honey, and brown sugar. Thin for a barley wine, which I like. Not at all syrupy. Very good brew...probably the best Ive had that was made in AZ.