guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Opaque amber/orange appearance with a large, off white head that left a thin layer of lacing. An untypical barlywine aroma; herbal hops. earthy, slightly medicinal, with hints of leather. Taste was decent but not overly complex. Some sweetness from the caramel malts, followed by some fruitiness, before turning drier, hoppier and more bitter. Smooth, full-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Alcohol more noticable in the lingering aftertaste. hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2004 Vintage, Pours dark copper to muddy brown in color and quite cloudy. Sweet malt aromas of caramel, white grapes, prunes and over ripe berries. Tastes of sweet maltiness with a warm alcohol kick. Mouthfeel is thinner than I expected and I cannot discern any hop flavors, both probably due to age. A nicely aged barley wine that I would definitely hope to try fresh as well.
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
amber color not much foam, nose is sweet almost bublegum, citrus caremel . Flavor is hoppy but still good malts on the backbone good mouthfeel, smooth mouthfeel. really nice beer DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Pours a nice ruby color with a thick off white head. Strong malty and hop aroma. flavor has caramel, hops, banana, clove, and a bit of sweet fruit. Finishes mildly bitter, no hint of the abv. Nice! r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Not bad, though I would not say that this stands out among barley wines. There was certainly the deep color and flavor with a lightly alcoholic aroma.
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Had this in a growler from the brewery, and bottled. Poured a dark orang-amber with moderate head. Smelled sweet and had a weak alcoholic aroma mixed in with the malts and some hints of fruit. Medium-bodied, and tasted of malts, very smooth and went down warm, but not too much alcohol taste. I had this beer over the summer, but I think it would be best enjoyed during the winter months. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2011
22oz @Tampa Weekly Gathering-that I brought-pours a retaining tan head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, herbal. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, spice/herbal hops bite. AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
A very hoppy Barleywine that is balanced by equally bitter taste. Very good and would recommend this to any Barleywine drinkers. puboflyons (3431) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2016
From the 650 ml. bottle. Attractive looking mahogany-red pour under a long lasting soft tan head. The aroma is alive with gritty, barley grain, and sweet malts. A slight dark fruit character. No alcohol. Medium to full body. The taste has an acidic malty bitterness thatcoats the back of my throat. I pick up more alcohol in the taste that was evident on the nose. Lingers at the end. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 Nice clear ruby red with a medium off-white head. Aroma of piney, citrusy hops and dark fruits. Whoa, very hoppy. Flavor has notes of pine, resin, grapefruit, toasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and ends with a touch of pepper. Very nicely balanced; not too sweet and has plenty of hop bitterness which lingers on the palate. Medium body, smooth texture and lively carbonation. Not as thick and syrupy as other barleywines but not light either. Not much lacing or head retention. Overall, really nice stuff.