slowrunner77 (12995) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Pretty by the book american style barleywine. aggressive on the hops and the alcohol while still managing to showcase the malty backbone of caramel, toast, and slight fruitiness. It’s a nice BW, but at a price point significantly higher than old stock, old foghorn, or old guardian, it’s going to be a on timer." Sammy (12845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2017
Sweet barleywine. Could use some hop flavour. On tap at the Griffon Gastropub, Transit. A sipper that needs much food accompaniment. rosenbergh (11868) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
22 oz bottle. At the Kerho, Tampere, Finland. 2012 vintage. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Clear amber colour with a tiny off-white head.
Sweet sugary malty aroma. Strong maltiness indeed.
Sweet malty flavour with dried fruits and some alcohol notes. Easy for a such heavy brew.
Dark amber color with a mostly white head. The bitter hops and the sweetness in this beer battle to a muddled mess. hopscotch (11311) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
(2012 vintage at CCBP) Draft... Brilliantly clear and new penny-copper with a mid-sized, creamy, white head that hangs around for the long haul. Fruity, malty nose - berries, citrus and rich, medium-roast malts. Full-bodied with a super silky mouthfeel and airy carbonation. Bittersweet flavor - citrus rind bitterness suppresses toffee and honey malt sweetness, but not by a wide margin. Tongue-numbing, bittersweet finish - more bitter than sweet.
DocLock (11108) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bomber from Capone’s, aging about a month. Pours clear dark copper with 1-finger creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, fruit, hops. Tastes rich, caramel malty, with notes of fruit, hops, and some honey and spirity hints in the mid-palate. Finishes malty, with a medium palate heft, mild fusels, and moderate complexity. This one is good, but not elite. alexsdad06 (10947) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99 in October 2012. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, ripe fruits, a strange bubble gum note, some resiny hops, earthy, wood, pretty decent, alcohol is warming. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
marcus (10740) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Date: October 22, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Decatur
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, earthy, caramel sweetness, light fruityness, long earthy finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours amber with a decent off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a slightly harsh dark malt falvor with a bitter finish.