Dogbrick (13146) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Sample at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013 (as "Wild America"): The beer is a hazy copper color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, citrus and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of bready malt, grapefruit and hops. The finish is hoppy up front with a pine and citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall. Strykzone (7430) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A sweet fruity aroma suggests nice hops to follow. The feel is just a little thin. This is nice and fruity. Malts are nice and rich but take a back seat to those hops. This could be a IIPA. Well done. jbickus (16) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Had this as Marty Stouffers. Again very hoppy when i first tried it, but as it mellows the flavors blend excellently. Great balance after a month or two, very sweet, fruity, and a little breadiness. Would love to see what it tatses like side by side with Marty. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Brown pour with a white head. Aroma is biscuits, citrus, and brown sugar. Taste is biscuits, caramel, booze, sweet, and almost fruity. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4690-20120817] 1pt6floz bottle. Honey roasted malt aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet caramelized grainy malt flavour. Medium body. Interesting, quite strong. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
Sample from 22 oz. bottle (as Marty Stouffers Wild America). Pours a deep caramel color with a small beige head. The aroma is very hoppy for a barley wine; citrus, leafy hops, caramel and toasted bread. The flavor has a malt base of caramel and toasted bread. Again, very hoppy, favoring citrus and green leafy hops with some nice fruity notes. I’m not usually a big fan of the hoppy American barley wines, but this one worked pretty well. BeerSquare (117) - - DEC 20, 2012
Really good barleywine that I agree with some others seems more like a strong ale.
Great balance though. . . a bit of barky sourness, but also a ton of rich malty goodness.
Perfect balance of substantial mouth feel and adequate carbonation and levity.
Strong, but worth savoring. ccex (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
22 oz. bottle pours aclear copper with a scant beige head and little lacing. Aroma is full of pine and grapefruit at first, but with lots of caramel and toffee malts underneath with some basement dankness. Taste is sweet before the long bitter finish. Body is medium to full with only slight carbonation. Mouthfeel is creamy, and alcohol is well hidden, making this deceptively easy to drink. Doesn’t it sound like I’m describing a well-hopped IIPA? Whatever the style, this is a well-crafted big beer worth trying. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a Half Acre tulip.
A: Pours a dark ruby color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.
S: Piney and grapefruity on the nose at first whiff. There is a sweet underlying malt body that really gives it a nice transition from the hops. A little caramel. Some earthiness as well. Perhaps a touch of onion.
T: More malty than the nose suggest. Slight roasted notes, but mainly some sweet caramel and a little burnt sugar bitterness. Some grassy hops, pine and some mild grapefruit as well. A little boozy sweetness on the finish.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Even though it’s a little boozy on the finish it doesn’t detract from the overall drinkability of this beer. Drinks very well for a 10% barleywine - esque beer.
O: I think this isn’t quite an American Barleywine, more of a malt DIPA a la Devil Dancer. This however drinks much better than Devil Dancer and has much more nuanced flavors. The hops compliment the sweet malts well and I’d like to see what some age would do to this beer.
Serving type: bottle peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Tap @ PP Strong Ale. Clear reddish pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is sharp, resinous pine with bitter hops and some heavier raisin and sweet malt from the barley wine. Taste is dominated by pine and bitter hops with a fairly clean, sweet and lightly toasted malt profile. Drinks more like a heavily hopped strong ale than a barley wine. Nice.