Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2009
Flowers, hops and zinfandel all packed in a nose that accompanies a gorgeous bright red hue. Soft and velvety in the mouth...wow! 10.4 abv! Some grass accompanies barley, malt, and extremly high percentage cocao. nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Really a pleasant surprise after tasting many of Uinta’s low-alcohol Utah-style offerings. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is malt and piney hops, typical of a west coast barleywine (Hair of the Dog Fred comes to mind). Great flavor with loads of sweet malt, sharp Rocky Mountain/west coast hoppiness, toffee, citrus, and brown sugar. A great example of the style. At over 10% abv, it’s a Mormon’s worst nightmare, but it was right up my alley. kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Pours to a murky orange brown with thin off white head that dissipates quickly to little lacing. Nose is malty dark fruit, molasses, sugar and a hint of citrus hops. Mouthfeel is somewhat full and syrupy thick, and the taste picks up the fruits and sweet syrup of the nose, with the bite of the alcohol as the beer warms. Finish is warming and a little thick-mouthed. Not a bad beer overall.
Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, and some pine. Flavor was quite hoppy more than i was expecting with caramel malts, brown sugar, subtle toffee, pine and some ripe fruit with a sticky texture and a bitter hoppy finish. malrubius (3017) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2009
12 ounce bottle in Chimay glass. Reddish amber with lasting ring and lace. Mildly hoppy fruity brown sugar and mild alcohol aroma. Burnt brown sugar fruity portlike flavors with medium bitterness and some cloying. Full body and medium-low carbo. Nice creamy texture (room temp). Pretty palatable, inoffensive, drinkable, flavorful.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2009
About as average as a barley wine can get. Amber brown color without much head. Spotty head. Toffee and caramel aroma. Strong alcohol in the nose. Malty stuff. Lots of toffee and caramel in the taste as well. Some dark fruit. Not much really. Slightly bitter at the end. Lots of burning alcohol as it warms. Eh. doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Fifteenth Anniversary Bottle. Pours a dark brown with an orange tint. Head does not retain. In fact, by the end of the glass there was no lace. Sweet toffee malty aroma. Taste of dark malt and molasses are heightened by the high alcohol burn that accompanies the initial taste. Nice bittering on the back side. alexsdad06 (10784) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2009
12 oz. bottle via trade. (Captain cougar?). Pours a clear dark orange brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is toffee biscuity malt, light citrus, earthy, pine, and floral notes. The flavor has a solid malty opening dominated by caramel, dark ripe fruit, green hops add bitterness, and woody notes. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, overall very good. nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2009
12oz bottle. A Barleywine from Utah...you gotta like that. Sweet toffee malt aroma, very sweet. The taste is not unlike the aroma, with some deep rustic woody tastes. Lots of molasses and resiny characteristics. Deep opaque orange brown color. The hops sort of come through in a mellow piny way especially in the finish. An all around quality Barleywine. AmEricanbrew (6954) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2009
XV bottling. Deep copper red with a tan head. Big piney hop aroma. Medium body with a prickly carbonation. Hugely bitter grapefruit and pine hop flavors tempered by a sharp burnt caramel sweetness. Nice alcohol twang to finish. Thanks MJ !