Ratman197 (15350) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2015 UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bottle pours brown, beige head. Bread, toast, malt, biscuit, some caramel. Generally sweet, mild flowers. Big body, slight cardboard.
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, toffee and light tobacco. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, dried fruit and light caramel with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish. nealblind (1976) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2015
red brown pour some white head. Aroma raisins, potato chips, slight tomatoes tannins, caramel. Tastes big toasted bread, murky, iron molasses. very light body for Barleywine alcohol well integrated. complex, but a bit messy. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle, tasting at Ferris’Ferris (16494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Dark amber color, clean, with small head. The aroma is a bit cheesy, some Parmigiano Reggiano. Decent body strength, just moderate sweetness; some caramel flavor, some malt, light Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and a fair amount of bitterness, and hop resins.
Good beer, nothing exceptional though,
Bottle - Caramel, toffee and some umame. As it warms, light butterscotch. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Burnt caramel, toffee and a long finish. Sweet and some nice bitterness to balance. Decent. ACHops (1635) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap @ Uber. Pours medium orangish copper with very thin white head. Aroma is hefty sweet dark caramel malt and booze. Taste is likewise - big sticky caramel malt, plenty boozy but sweetness is actually restrained. Body rather thin for the style and only light hops for balance. I’d expect a bit more complexity from a barleywine.
fcjack1 (276) - Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle from world beers. Pours dark Amber. Thin white head. Scent is mostly booze, some caramel. Taste is sweet very boozy. Might have opened this one up a little too soon. Still pretty good. jandd1983 (4577) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of biscuit, floral and earthy hops. The taste was of biscuits, light fruit, raisins, citrus and earthy bitterness. Decent Strykzone (7657) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Light brown. This is subtle and has no heat. Fruity with lots of malts and some yeast. Decent. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at a barley wine tasting. And noticeably the worst of the evening. Pours a clear amber color with a small head on it. Nose has some slight caramel elements, and seems a bit harsh to me. Taste was light and I actually found that there wasn’t much to this beer. Meh.