CObiased (544) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2016 Doghair (464) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into paint glass from a bomber. Dark orange with a minimal head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. The scent is big hops. Unexpected. None of the sweet malt aroma I normally get from a barley wine. The first taste is very hoppy. Almost an imperial IPA but there’s some malt in there. The finish is unusual. I attribute it to the Falconer’s Flight hops which were new to me. The real taste came through after it warmed a little. Then I got a much nicer hop/malt balance. Sweet, malty, citrus and a nice bitter finish. The palate was nice but a little light. This is a good and somewhat unique Barley Wine. A nice change from the normal malty sweetness most have.
Bomber - given to me as a gift. It had already been aged 2-3 years. Pours a murky reddish brown with a thin off white head. Wonderful aroma of rich ripe fruit, caramel and earthy hops. Complex flavors of prune, leather, Oh you will probably have to meet me at my moms ok. Can you bring him a pair of Jammies too monkeychugg55 (1109) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Deep red with a small head. The aroma has a lot of hops, mostly spicy, floral and a bit of resin, with some thick caramel and some light toast. The flavor is similar, particularly hoppy, like an American barleywine should be. Lots of caramel in there too. Nice finish, not real boozy. beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Rich amber. Creamy lasting tan head. Not too boozy. Caramel. Toffee. Fairly standard per the zombat. koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. The pour from this baby is a golden amber-ish color with no real head to speak of, other than an off white film. The aroma is pretty big on hops and there is a resounding dark brown sugaryness behind it. The hops are surprisingly dominant, but being as the color presented a little gold, I suppose I shouldn’t be too shocked. The flavor is a little stronger in the dark fruits, but the hops are still very heavy. The mouth feel is really thin and light, with a surprising creaminess. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter and hoppy. This is almost like an IPA more so than the barley wine. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at James’ for the 9k and sour tasting. Pours a dusty amber with a thin white head. Malt and sweetness, some dank hops. Medium bodied, malt and spicy hops. Long slow hops on the finish, malt.
kkleu357 (640) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Really like Half Acre, but this beer was just ok. kind of boring actually. Very thin body for a barley wine. Also, very hoppy. Reminded me more of an IPA than a barely wine. Some minor touches of fruit. Most of the flavor though, came from the big floral notes. Niko100 (2994) - Chicago, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses, rye, hops, and fruit; Warm finish; Quite hoppy - decent. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Malty, dark, herbal, grassy fruit and strong aromas. Flavors are fruit, grassy and herbal, alcoholic. Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
On tap @ Emporium in Chicago. Pour is copper/red tinted with a very small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of pine resin, dark fruit, slight caramel, and honey. Finish is slightly more towards the hoppy side. yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small white head. Toasted malty aroma. Flavour too. Toasted malty into the far finish.