Hopper8 (241) - Holland, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2017 Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A weird barley wine! Amber color with a cherry smell. Flavor is sweet and somewhat sour. Malt is well balanced and alcohol is well hidden. Finishes smooth and sweet. Decent.
This was impossible for me to enjoy. All I could get was strong and bitter alcohol without any hints of flavoring. It was a beer that sat so unpleasantly. It put me in a bad mood and I felt wrong after having it. Maybe it was just the particular beer, but I really hated it. koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at the 4th Annual Barleywine Tasting at Nicole’s house on January 28. 12 oz bottle, 2005 vintage. The pour is a thin coppery gold with a very thin ring of light tan head and no lace as it vanishes. The aroma is pretty old. There is a good bit of oxidation and an alcohol head. Underneath that, that, there is a nice sweet caramel and a little dark fruit. It’s pretty complex, but you can tell it’s a shell of its former self. The flavor is much of the same. Sweet caramel, light cardboard, a lot of alcohol, and a touch of dark fruit. The mouth feel is not as watery as you’d expect. There isn’t a lot of carbonation, and the aftertaste is lingeringly hot and full of oxidized caramel. Surprisingly not bad. ebone1988 (2124) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
At the Barleywine event. 2006 vintage. Aroma is booze, hops, caramel, toffee. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is booze, caramel, hops, super balance. Mouthfeel is medium body, light to non-existent carbonation, smooth booze and caramel. Overall, good. edgallow (4476) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2017
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit and some alcohol. Taste is caramel malts and very sweet. Learninbeer (639) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2016
22oz bottle no date, old style with orange with orange silk screen, think around 2007. The aroma is caramel and bread. Pours a cloudy copper/brown, with mostly diminishing light brown head, very good lacing, see some floaties in it. The taste is sweet with a little bitter. The body is full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good, probably aged too long because of the floaties.
MetalNHopHead (2191) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2016
In my beerfest stupor, I entertained by juvenile brain by referring to this beer as Pilgrim’s Hole. I’m hilarious, that’s why. When I read the deScription’s line about drinking this from a rucksack I made it into fucksack for even more fun. Enough about my immaturity. Let’s talk about how this beer packs buttery chocolate, subtle fruit, butterscotch, caramel, toasted malt, and tons of booze sugar into the flavor. Let’s talk about how even it is for being so rich. Interestingly, the "Wheatwine" styles tend to ask us to look back on the time when times were hard and livestock were nervous. Still, if Pilgrim’s Dole were the type of ration available back then, it would make life on the frontier tolerable. You know, before dying of dysentery with only your teenage spouse and ten children to mourn you. HuskerTan (2398) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
A- Oak, alcohol, cherry, subtle caramel.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, minimal head.
T- Oak, cherry, alcohol, coconut, vanilla.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- Balanced and complex. All around a solid beer with a few note I can’t quite put my finger on they are blended so well. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
A murky dark amber ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light loads of dark fruits, molasses, licorice notes, alcohol warmth, surranated hops, pleasant after more than 5 years. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous notes, dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, light licorice, very solid and smooth. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Clear brown body with a minimal tan head that quickly becomes tan ring of foam at the edges.
Spicy caramel aroma.
The flavor is very sweet, some hop dryness but not really any pronounced bitterness. some spice
Full bodied , oily, fonefan (51109) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
[ As New Holland Pilgrims Dole ].
ABV: 12.0%. Clear medium red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, sweet sugary malt, caramelized, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sugary, alcohol, dried fruit, caramelized. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic.