jrob21 (3646) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Decatur beer fest. Needed something dark to cut through all the sours and saisons I’d been having all day. This fit the bill nicely. Complex drink with a lot of different flavors going on. All working together pretty well. A little sweet, a little nutty, some citrus hops faint in the background. A little bit of smoke working throughout as well. Nice.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark. Dark amber pour with a thin tan head. Scent is caramel and sugar. Taste is sweet malts and fruit.
chrisv10 (16717) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample. Dark amber/red with tan head. Flavour is malt, dark fruit, caramel and hops.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a reddish brown body with a creamy, inch thick, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nicely malted with deeper, medium sweet caramels and some toffee. A moderate amount of earthy hops with some raisin and a light citrus. Some pine and a hint of smoke. Flavor is similar. A good amount of earthy hops with a nice citrus pine. Deeper caramels with a lighter raisin and some toasted toffees. A hint of smoke again as this finishes dry and lightly sweet with a good amount of bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium full body and light, creamy carbonation. Overall, a very nice brewpub barley wine. Well hopped with a nice malt backing. Good one.
Goodgrief (2018) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour was deep amber with some frothy head and some ok lacing. This thing was like a bit of a muted Bigfoot...lots of caramel and raisin like flavors with a mild level of hoppiness. It was an enjoyable brew, but nothing to write home to mom about.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and some hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, and a bitter earthy citrus hop finish.
Cybercat (5658) - Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is a nice clear reddish-brown. Aroma is strong and malty, not complex but promising. Flavor is strongly malty with quite an alcohol bite - typical of a barleywine - and a hint of caramel or toffee. Texture is smooth but a little edgy, and it goes down with a hint of liquid fire.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ ATL Cask Ale Fest ’08. Notes of hops, malt and toffee. Decent but not great.
ChainGangGuy (4882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a murky, dark brown body with a thin, wispy beige head.
Smell: Muddled aroma of various notes - dark caramel, citrus, pine, and even a pinch of roast.
Taste: Earthy, soil-strewn dark caramel flavor with, well, not much sweetness. Citrusy, piney hops with a moderate bitterness that lasts into the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: One of those beers that is only a barleywine by name alone.
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at Atlanta Cask Ale fest. Pours a deep cloudy ruby color. Aroma of fruit and hops. Taste of sweet malts, fruit, and hops. Finish is hoppy.