mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Poured of dark chestnut/orange hue with a luscious foamy tan cap. The nose is of burnt oranges, warm caramel malts with some heavy toasted breadiness with pungent hops that produce pine and citrusy overtones. Earthy notes sinder behind most of the hop twinge in the nose. My sniffer is having an orgasm! The taste started with hops up front, bittering with pine and dark citrusy stuff of orange and highly ripe peaches, malts play second fiddle with burntish caramel and toffee, crispy biscuit toasty edging, touches of chocolate, brown sugar, and then turns back to a hoppy finish of pine and citrus orange. The bottle says it’s at 10%abv but it doesn’t burn like it. I have a sixpack of the no. X that i’m laying down to age. I just hope I can keep my paws off for the next year or two. This is without a dobt one of the best barley wines that i’ve ever had. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours rich and latherous w/ a lofty head that sets like a lumpy pancake. Strong aromas at play w/ caramel upfront. Full and viscous w/ excellent carbonation. This brew is meaty. Generous malt offerings are recieved w/ open arms accompanied by strong hop bttering. Supreme balance is achieved. The finish lingers forever. Rich, malty, and hoppy. Nice! Malts settle fast and sturdy while hops finish hard, slashing like vikings. 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,
Delicious mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
I have been to the Toronado barleywine fest and tried some great ones. This one ranks around the the top ones. Flavor is super delicious and a little sharp going down. Excellent beer. danrcook (25) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Love Uinta stuff and this is no exception. Beautiful deep amber hue and a rich taste. Not fruit forward like your typical barley wine, but not dry.
collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
A very good commercial Barleywine. Aroma is inviting without being alcohol hot. Initial taste is smooth building to malty forwardness. Fruity esters are well balanced and not too strong. A very decent commercial Barleywine. mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2010
This hazy dark barley wine has a great malty and sweet smell to it. it has no head at all. It has a nice strong taste that is not extremly bitter. The initial taste is almost sweet then after a couple of seconds you can taste a litle bitterness to it. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2010
16th Anniversary (XVI). Bottled on 02/20/09. Murky brown color, light tan foamy cream floating on the surface. Lotta lacing. Smell of rich caramelized sugars, oxidized malt. Huge toffee and a bit of spicy hops, black pepper, dark fruits. Flavor is rich mocha, wood, dark fruit of dates or fig, toasted malt, malt syrup, some nuts and toffee and a touch of soy sauce and spruce. Finishes with a overwhelming grapefruit rind harsh bitterness. Not really the zest but the hard to chew oils. A touch of pine, mocha, grapefruit, and toffee brittle all in one bottle of sticky malted goodness. Very complex, heavy bodied. This is not a summer lawnmowing pounder. I highly recommend this gem to a newbie! Wowzer it’s a biggie. Thanks to Douglas88 for this one. TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Dark toffee with a thin fleeting layer of foam. Smells like rich toffee, caramel, chocolate, raisins, sweet cherries, and some piney hops; pretty complex. Pungent flavors of booze, dark chocolate, slight roast, and slight anise with a strong hop bitterness to balance any sweetness; it’s surprisingly un-sweet, no cloying. Finishes slick and bitter; full bodied with low carbonation.
Bottled 3/7/12, I’m surprised to see how well the bitterness has stood up for the last several months. A really great take on a barleywine. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 13, 2013
An excellent barleywine from an excellent brewery. Notes of dark fruit, licorice, and alcohol. Maintains an amazing amount of balance considering its hoppiness and high abv.