Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2008
Bottle coutsey of Sparky27 at hellbilly’s. Nutty caramel aroma. Murky brown with average head. Got mostly just a caramel flavor and some dried fruits and maybe some wood taste in there. One of those odd brews to figure out but glad I got a chance to try it. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle shared by that Beer Drinker of the Year 2001 guy. He’s the man. Acrid, strong, alcohol filled aroma, loaded with bitter hops and gasoline. Kind of old flavor, oxidized already though new, but still rather light and mellow. The polar opposite of the aroma. Soupy and heavy, though soft on the tongue. Pretty nice, if you can get past the smell. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2008
Sampled at the Hellbilly tasting. Thank you Sparky27! Dark red-brown pour and foamy tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Fruity caramel flavor with some hoopy bitterness on the finish. Interesting! dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle shared at the UFC 100 gathering, sorry forgot who broght this one my bad. Poured a murky brwon with a small whiteish head but hey it’s a BW so what more do you really expect? Aroma was on the bland side with some notes of chocolate, orange citrusy hops and rye bread. Flavor was a bit stronger on the chocolate malts complimented nicely by the orange citrusy hops. Body was nicely done with a medium mouthfeel some soft to average carbonation and a creamy finish. Very drinkable but the aroma was sort of a let down, perhaps to cold and needed to warm up or perhaps to late at night and I needed to sober up. Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - FEB 13, 2011
750ml bottle shared by Doug, thank man
Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
Appearance: Hazy amber with a huge off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, sugar and spices
Taste: Sweet caramel malts, grassy, citrus and earthy
An OK barley wine, very sweet.
A hazed amber Barley Wine with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity vinous malt with treacle, grassy notes, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light vinous notes, light fruity acidity, floral hops, pink grapefruit pulp, nice. Shared with GRM and Boutip. Boutip (6379) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention. Aroma consists of light caramel malt with some and some bitter hops notes. Taste is also a mix of light caramel malt with some bitter tasting hops. Body is about average with good carbonation and alcohol is not overly prominent. Not bad but I’m not the biggest fan of American style barleywine and this one appeared to be a bit tired. reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
pours an amber/ruby color with a huge tan head. aroma has lots of candied fruit, malty sweetness, and tea. flavor follows suit...candied fruits, toffee, tea, earthy bitterness and booziness. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is fruity/earthy and dry...warming. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Clear brown in color with roasted malt smell. Taste of roasted malt with some hop flavor. Thin body. an O.K beer BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2008
Sparky27...Thanks for a chance to taste a brew with only 10 ratings!!! Hellbilly...thanks for the Phoenix Tasting!!! Always a good thing to get those passionate about beer together!!! Gem quality garnet with eggshell foam. Hoppier than expected given the style...also lower ABV than typical in a barley wine. Age will benefit this tremendously.