Theydon_Bois (18243) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the taproom, 10/11/14.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich in dark fruitsm dates, toffee, light cocoa notes, nutty.
Taste comprises caramel, sweet tempered with bitterness, light hop notes, dark fruit rinds, dates.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Easy drinking barley wine but doesn’t hold much depth.
RedSox2004 (1799) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber with a medium white head, good retention and lace. A big dark fruit aromas with brown sugar and citrus. Flavor is big dark fruit sweetness offset by big piney and citru hops. Full body, minimal carbonation, creamy - almost chewy - mouthfeel and a warmly boozy finish.
Ratman197 (14070) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, sherry and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, sherry, earthiness and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering sherry finish.
douglas88 (8754) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity nose, some sweet candy and citrus hops. Pine, sweet toffee, some fruit cake, heat throughout. Good.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ HAF 2013... Poured hazy amber-ish orange. Pretty bitter and super hoppy for an "English" style barley wine. Some malt sweetness with caramel tones too. Noticeable booziness in the finish.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at 2013 Holiday Ale Festival 12/07/13. Dark golden amber color. Aroma is citrus and caramelized hops. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, citrusy hops, and a note of pine bitterness. A fairly malty barleywine, not as intense as others.