hman43 (1341) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours cloudy medium brown with a tinge of orange and a light brown head. The aroma has plenty of sweet malt with bread and caramel. It also has aroma of plums and floral elements. It also has hints of citrus that is orange like. The malt is predominant with a balance between the esters and hops in the background. The malt flavors are sweet with the hop balance being somewhat aggressive with a moderate alcohol element in the taste. It has bread and caramel malt richness in the flavors with floral hops and citrus that in orange like. There are also hints of plums and the alcohol does has a hint of whiskey element in it as well. It has a chewy body with moderately high alcohol warming that is a slight tinge hot, but not unpleasant. It is somewhat dry and the floral hops and dryness linger on the palate. Overall, this is a malt forward barley wine that is moderately hop aggressive as the beer warms.
cobaink2 (566) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage. Nice maltiness, caramel and clove. Was a bit of medicinal taste on first sip. Pretty rounded as you might expect with a three year old barleywine.
Padron4KM (808) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, winter 2015 edition.
Hazy dark amber, with a thin but lasting head, and spotty lace.
Aroma is malty, caramel, smoke, peat, raisin.
Flavor is sweet and malty up front, lots of caramel and dried fruit, a touch of peat, with some citrusy hops on the finish.
j12601 (9891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber brown with a medium sized tan head. Big sticky malt on the nose, sweet and fruity, a hint of isopropyl. Medium bodied, big and malty, rather sticky fruity malt. Slow malt, sticky and sweet. Big plum and prune notes. Long malt and soft bitterness into the finish, a bit of warming alcohol.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aromas of hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a citrus taste.
pictoman (1004) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the tap. Dark muddy brown with full beige head. Dominant caramel and sweet malt with a mild pine hop finish. Fairly light body though, slightly watery finish.
Maverick34 (3132) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber pour. Tawny port notes. Yeast. Some burn. Well executed overall.
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour. Aroma of fruity malts, Madeira, fruits, nuts, caramel, malty sugars. Flavor is quite sweet, aged malts, smooth and very well balanced. Decent body, subtle carbonation. Nice.
chinchill (4642) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 22 oz shared bottle.
Hazy brown body with a good head.
Sweet aroma with partly hidden alcohol.
The alcohol is obvious in tasting but blends nicely with the sweet malts.
Has more hops and is less sweet than the Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam that preceded it.
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Intensely floral with a bit of bitterness. The floral is not balanced out at all making it rather hard to drink.