madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Cloudy amber beer. Nose of fresh hops. Softish palate. Rich hops, not too aggressive. Nice caramel malt base. Finishes with piney hops. Slightly dry. Easy drinking for it’s abv.
Poured into a snifter. 2009 vintage.
3.5 A: Opaque orange amber color. Took two pours to get a full glass from aggressive carbonation. Ended with three fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and sparse irregular lacing is left.
3.5 S: Wow, this is still obscenely hoppy. Super floral with hints of pine. Citrus in the form of orange and papaya. More surprisingly, this doesn’t smell much like a barleywine. There’s some caramel, but there isn’t much in terms of the common barleywine aromas such as fruitiness, toffee, or strong maltiness. Pleasant nonetheless.
3.0 T: This tastes more like an old IPA than an aged American barleywine. Mild herbal and citrus hop flavor, maybe some pine as well. Caramel with some toffee and light fruits this time, but overall the barleywine component is disappointing. It’s not bad though.
3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.
3.5 D: It’s not bad, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. I probably should have drank this fresh, but I just never got around to it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-25-2011 06:30:51 djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel and raisin malt. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and caramel. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well a very good barleywine from Odell. Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Pours medium to dark amber with a decent off white head. The aroma has a bit of citrus with smooth light resin sweet malts. The flavor has smooth lemon citrus notes and sweet but smooth malts. One of the smoother barleywines I have ever tasted. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2011
750 ml bottle-pours a tight foamy offwhite head that laces with amber color. Aroma is tropical fruit-pineapple, secondary medium malt-caramel. As it sits, the aroma is dominated by pineapple. Taste is herbal/dank/tropical fruit hops with some bite, secondary medium malt-caramel.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy Amber, actually really hazy, large foamy white head, very nice lacing.   Candied citrus peel on the nose, hoppy, a little floral.   Very much hoppy on the tongue, a little floral, with some powdery sugar sweetness.   This reminds me a ton of the Danish type Double IPAs.   Moderate to full body.   Bright finish, sugary, hoppy.   Yeah, much like a Danish Double IPA, but a bit brighter and hoppier.   Thanks for sharing danem! beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Sampled on 10/8/2011. Bottled purchased Sept. 2010. This Barley wine pours a medium dark orange gold from a 750ml bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity, biscuity and sweet. A medium bodied Barley Wine. The malts are biscuit, caramel and semi-sweet. The hops are herbal, piney and citrusy. Nicely balanced. Good carbonation, Not as sweet as a normal barley wine, its more biscuty and not as sweet as you would expect. Its more a cross between a Barley Wine and a Double IPA. There is a lots of different flavor going on here. Smooth and complex. This is definitely one of those beers that you want to spend some time with. Amazing nice dry finish. Well worth the 5-10 minutes it took to get the damn cork off. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, dry and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
jb43 (1695) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bottle 11/8/10). Cloudy copper color. Large off white head. Moderate citrus aroma with moderate malt sweetness. Flavor of the same. Long duration. Moderate alcohol finish with moderate bitterness. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing. onceblind (10549) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.5 year bottle! Oh gosh...Deep clear burnt copper, with a head that starts thick until it settles into a small white cap. Amazing aroma of grapefruit, with a thick dark fruit raisin malt and dried fruit candy sweetness. Taste is very big, aromatic, chewy, malty, sweet, hoppy and bitter. Good grief it’s nuanced and complex! Sweet grapefruit tones start the flavor, turning very tropical and hoppy and bittersweet. Candy sugar chewy fruity malt tones take over at the middle but refuse to let go of the tropical hoppiness. Lots of stone fruit, tropicalness, bittering floral citric hops, on a bracing body. Ends on a bitter note. Maybe too bitter overall, but the flavor is amazing. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 11, 2011
A: caramel, pine- sticky/resiny hops, as it warmed there was a fruity alcohol note
T: bready, caramel, earthy, pine, resin, fruity alcohol
Sweet finish and firm bitterness