StuartCarter (22) - Alabama, USA - MAR 3, 2009
This is the first drain pour beer I have ever had.
Smell is muddled and indistinct, flavour is harsh and unpleasant, after taste is nasty, and it made cheese taste rancid.
Totally lacking in the depth of flavour and character I expect of a "barleywine", it tasted more like a failed attempt at a DIPA.
A truly appalling beer, because it *should* have been better - Uinta obviously spent the money on quality ingredients, but failed in the creation of the beer.
Avoid. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle. Clear, Mahogony color with a small tan head that disperses into a thin film, some lacing. Aroma is pine with caramel, nutty, sweet, strong alcohol aroma. Flavor is similar, nicely hopped, definite alcohol in aftertaste, peach, sugar, loads of caramel, touch of smoke. Very nice. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2009
12 oz bottle (XV edition) purchased from Green’s Beverage in Atlanta. Poured a deep amber with read highlights and a two finger tan head that disappeared into a layer of scum on top. The aroma was very hoppy and enjoyable. Pine notes and citrus notes dominate. The flavor was well balanced with a solid malt base and a resiny finish. Also present was brown sugar and dark fruit, with caramel and nuts faintly registering. This was an extremely enjoyable beer. Not sure why a lot of people rip on it. That1Guy (2240) - Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. XV bottle. Wanna rip on this one. This brew sucks. A barley wine? Seriously? So disappointed. Any barley wine to avoid, this is it. No body, little flavor. I’m going there: I’ll rate it higher because of nose and flavor, but I’d really rather drink a Bud Light than this. It’s rated higher, but that means nothing. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle at Club-tasting - Thanks Jannik. Clear squirrl color - offwhite head. Dark bread, nutty, berries, high malty, raisins, sweetness, light smokey notes, chocolate, spicy, peppery. Nice. Lovely complextiy.
mcox90 (2159) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2009
12 oz bottle, 15th edition, courtesy of Douglas88. Pours a rich deep mahogany color with a small receding off white head. Huge hop presence in the nose as well as brown sugar and dark fruits. Nice heavy palate. Flavor is sweet brown sugar, as well as nuts, dates, prunes, caramel, butterscotch, all with a strong hop background. Also, a nice warming alcohol burn. bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
Bottled. Semi clear and squirrel coloured. No head. Malty and kinda sweet with notes of caramel, pines, citrus, pepper, spices and hops. Well balanced. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle- Courtesy of Irishboy. This is the XIV edition. Deep mahogany pour unleashes a large tan head leaving frothy lace. The nose is huge on this BW.Lots of musty wood, nuts, prune, brown sugar, pine, lemon, butterscotch. Tastes of sweet brown sugar, prunes, caramel, some smoked meat, pine and citrus, with sweet nuts and a hope bite. Oily, syrupy, and intense finish. Lingers and lingers. A solid sipper. Thanks for the bottle Richard! A pleasure as always. Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2009
courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark brown colour with a rubish hue; little persistent beige foam and a nice lace; aroma of prune and nuts with solid hops in the background; full-bodied and oily, respectable bitterness before a long aftertaste of pine, herbs and licorice - begs for meditation presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle XV edition. Red amber. Lasting cloud and bubbles around the edges. Spicy hops and alcohol in a thick aroma. Spicy flavour leans more toward a traditional Barley Wine. Dry hopped with a smokey quality.