MaltOne (339) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2016 Been aging a bottle for a couple of years... overall still very vibrant, pours a nice frothy head, taste and palate have been stable... only real difference, is that the flavors may have melded into a more cohesive flavor. Still excellent.
12/21/12 - On tap @ Silver Creek. Pours a hazy dark, nut brown, no head. Aroma slight hint of licorice and overall roastyness. Flavors of molasses, spice, vanilla, shortbread. Medium body and nice mouth feel with sustained flavor over time. Overall, a beautiful melding of flavors to create it’s own profile. Very nice.
Itzjerm (2525) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a well done barley wine (old ale). Fresh bottle has aroma of dark carmel and strong flavors. Head fades but leaves a ring. Taste has a hop bite but not over powering. Carmel notes. Carmel hue. Basically a perfect style beer. Clean High abv, crisp thick nice!
papat444 (129) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle.
Paired with cheese fondue and oka & brie cheese.
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black body with a nice light brown head & cascade of bubbles heading down. Very nice.
Smell: Slightly bitter, dried fruit aroma.
Taste: Rich & full-bodied, smooth & creamy, more fruit (berries?) & slight bitterness
Mouthfeel: Alcohol is felt but very pleasant. Feels a bit like a Barleywine & as it warms, becomes sweet & malty at the end.
Reviewed on: 02-11-2008
kassner (1605) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2017
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a wonderful.example of the brewing arts. Light cola color. Wish it had more head and lacing, but the flavor and balance are excellent. This beer is on tap at whole foods in wexford.
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to BenH! Pours deep burgundy red with no a modest white head which soon recedes. Aroma is dusty, caramel and earthy. Taste is caramel sweet, slight pine bitter, raisins.
tommann (3527) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a large head. Aroma is rich toffee, molasses and raisin. Taste has toffee and caramel. Raisin on the finish. Warming alcohol.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Clear copper kettle color with tan head. Pit fruit, toast, caramel, cardboard, sherry aromas. Medium bodied. Toasted, sharp spicy caramel flavors with pit fruits, herbals---nicely bitter warming finish___good
MNAle (146) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aug 2016 bottled, reviewed in Dec 2016. Dark amber, somewhat cloudy, with a 1/2 inch tan head. Dark fruit and caramel somewhat weak aroma. Very smooth taste and feel. Taste follows the aroma, but is much more assertive, with dark fruit and caramel in the initial taste with a somewhat bitter finish that lingers for a short while. At 10.2%, the alcohol is noticeable, especially in the finish, but it is well controlled. This barleywine has a wonderful taste, but a somewhat subdued aroma. On balance, quite good.
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweet malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Sweet malty warming finish with some hints of dark fruit.
jsporrer (853) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light caramel color with tan foamy head and lots of lacing. Semi-sweet aroma with some earthy wood tones. Light syrupy body. Some sweet caramel toffee and woody flavors with a warm alcohol finish. Decent lingering aftertaste. OK but not great.
RexTalionis (3645) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours brown mahogny in color with an off-white head. Sweetness, dark ripe fruits, fudge and nice malty tones in aroma. Raisins and
vinous notes later on, quite nice vibes here. Smooth moutfeel. Raisins and brandy in taste, some bitter notes too. Great, sweet but enough with
bitters are present. Toffee, some late spicyness, vinous and malty notes in the warming finish. Really good.