polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Aroma of caramel, dark ripe fruit, raisin, plum, licorice, toasted wood and citrus. Dark amber hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left ok lace. Flavor is sweet and malty with a bitter finish. Palate is medium-full body and soft with a little alcohol bite. A good one but still a little young. Another year or two and it should really come together. 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. CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2012
A smooth and drinkable barleywine. The hops are well-balanced with the caramel-like malts. Alcohol not too present. Well-made and well-typed. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2005
Batch X 2003.
Muddy brown colour with biggish toffee coloured head. grassy choclate aroma. peppery flavour with mild bitterness leaving warm mouthfeel.
Thanks Emily Thisis12ptfont (1192) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Aroma of malts, fruits and hops. Appearance is a somewhat darkend amber with a light foam head. Tastes of roasted nuts, big fruits and some malt. The finish leaves a spicey, fruity aftertaste. The texture is thin and crisp. Overall, This brew is a nice mixture of flavors with strong fruits and malts. I’d give this an A- rating.
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
17th anniversary. Murky brown pour not much head that kind of looks like a thin syrup. Slight caramel and hop aroma. Taste is mild chocolate with a nice crisp hoppy clean sweet finish. I think the alcohol is very well hidden in this. Not very complex though for a barley wine. scottw86 (1177) - Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Poured a deep reddish-copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with some brown sugar and caramel. Some very good flavors. Taste also is hoppy with some resin. Very well balanced. Good caramel flavors with molasses and syrup. Alcohol is well hidden and it is very smooth. Very good! RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Excellent American barleywine. Big hoppy nose, gorgeous reddish amber color; very complex, flavorful beer with a nice balance of hops and malt. Loved it. OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
2005 bottle, 12th anniversary shared by jerc. Warm dark amber colour with a mostly diminishing frothy tan head. Fresh oranges and other citrus aroma, light caramel notes. Toffee, orange flavours with a harsh yeasty bitter finish - possibly vegemite? No hop flavour, only bitterness, plus limited sweetness, perhaps overattenuated and too dry for the bitterness. Light to medium bodied. tsd08460 (1169) - 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,