tsd08460 (1163) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Aroma: caramel, citrus, dark fruits
Appearance: clear amber with a beige head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish,
Delicious altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Dark brown body with slight, tan head. Nose is sweet, barley, toasty. Flavour is caramel, malts, honey. Really nice barley notes. Warming finish. Good stuff. madvike (3260) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle - Pours copper with a filmy light tan head. Nose is pretty sharp and boozy with lots of pine and citrus hoppy notes. Taste has a big caramelly bready body with some yeasty dough and more grass/pine/citrus hoppiness. Slick and medium-bodied with medium-low carbonation. Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Strong Grapefruit, pine hop aroma with malt notes of licorice, plums and bread. Appearance is a light brown with an off white head. Flavor has a strong grapefruit, pine hop flavor. Malt flavor is bready with notes of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium full with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a pleasant tasting American barleywine.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Subdued aroma of grapefruit and caramel. Pours a caramel Color from bottle but sits deep amber in glass with a of white didn’t head with some retention and good lacing. Palate is soft and smooth, fairly light body. Malty flavor with slight charred character and mild bitterness in finish. Not my favorite.
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Aroma - sweet caramel malts and some dough, as well as some honey.
Appearance - tenne orange body, with nice nucleation. Head is off-white and starts at 1/2" and fades slowly. The head settles into a nice layer of foam. There is some dappled lacing.
Taste - sweet malt, with burnt sugar, alcohol, some honey, saffron, and Columbus hops.
Palate - body is closer to full than medium, the texture slightly oiled and also slick, the carbonation average, the finish has a some bitter hops and astringent alcohol. Larry_Duffman (535) - - DEC 13, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a dark reddish color with an off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is boozy with hops and fruit. The taste is bitter hops, dried fruit, alcohol, and wood. The alcohol is noticeable and warming. This is a good sipping beer. It’s definitely a heavy hitter. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Deep reddish brown. Nose full of toasty malts, caramel, dark fruit, raisin, grapefruit hops and mild pine. Flavor is more of the same with toasted malt, raisin, caramel, and bitter grapefruit. No booze to be found. This was outstanding, very surprised by the other ratings. tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not the best Barleywine I've had. Tasted a little yeasty. (Was old though.)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GTAEgeek (2217) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Anniversary XV. 2008 vintage 12 oz. bottle from the Brick Store Pub. Dark brown, with a medium, beige head. The aroma is burnt caramel, toffee, brown sugar, pine, and some rotting leaves. Sweet and roasty flavor, with some light bitterness. Heavy body, syrupy, and a little astringent. This is an interesting barley wine. Dank hops and very roasted. Not that bad, just strange.