GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 2007: Pours a rich honey copper color w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. A full canopy w/ a thick and creamy ring of lace. Aroma is that of richly carameled leather. Full nectar w/ mellow residual effers creates a creamy texture. A decadent malt profile meets a persistant hop component that performs a beautiful balancing act. It takes alot to tame these two beasts but they work simultaneously in unison to create a work of art to be remembered. Flavors of viscous caramel, leather, and citrus rind are dominant. Then comes the apple nectar, vanilla, ripe black cherries, and a bit of toffee w/ a burnt match, sulpher saltiness. Theres a peachpit bittering on the finish that lingers forever breaking down the malty sweetness. It leaves my tongue parched. Awsome!
******2006 scores 3.7: Malted caramel nose. Pours a rich, thick nectar w/ minimal froth. Seemingly mellow from the nose, it comes right up from underneith you and bites you w/ raspy citrus blades. Big time malted caramel w/ a hop that steals the show leaving your palate useless. What ever may have been there is now gone. Not sweet at all. brb. moments later...wow, the flavor has changed drastically. Has become so mellow, where’d the citrus go ? Now I can grasp the candied fruit, even cinnamin, and leather. The followthrough is kinda week for these guys. I wanted more flavor. Overall; a good barley wine thorongil2 (3427) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 (bottle) deep amber colour, small head; aroma - starts with apple, then more fruit; very complex and balanced flavour, excellent
2012 vintage - ditto MHOSKINS (389) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Stone is how I came to know and enjoy Barley wine. This will not disappoint. Stone Rocks again with a quality product!
MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2014
This is perhaps my favorite barleywine. Every year a characteristic balanced malt hoppiness screams out of the glass. The body and carbonation just perfect. A balanced bittersweet finish leaving you ready for more. It has a citrus pine hoppiness to a biscuit toffe maltiness that doesn’t lean to far toward fruitiness. American all the way. bhaag (33) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2015
2013 vintage 650ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a dense head and solid lacing. Big caramel and marmalade nose, heather honey, spice and dank hops. Everything translates from nose to palate, a joy to drink wish I had more.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
My first favorite barleywine style ale. Strong but not harsh, sweet honey flavor, and nice malt backbone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BrewMonger101 (1) - Henderson, Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 Despite being a really strong beer it's very easy to drink. I'm not really sure how to describe beer so I'm sorry for the lack of detail.