ericdevin (770) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Bier Stein. Pours an ominous-looking brown-black. No head to speak of. Aroma positively massive, LOTS of booze, raisins, candi sugar. Very nice, on par with Sucuba, etc. Body is positively viscous, like syrup. Finish surprisingly smooth, just the barest sip lingers forever. Glad to have had this one.
Salmoniform (653) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy brown hue with delicate white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is huge malt, vanilla, wood, cognac, plums, cola, raisins, molasses, ethanol. Mouthfeel is absolutely fantastic with a medium full body and good carbonation. Taste is crazy complex with subdued sweetness throughout, an astringent & hop bitterness that is well balanced in the following, and a great mix of ethanol heat in the sweet finish. Overall this is an AMAZING Barleywine that is dangerously drinkable at 17.5% abv!!
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Draught at CBC 2013. Clear amber/mahogany beer with a nice beige head. Fruity aroma, toffee, caramel, cognac, prunes, dades, vinous, floral notes, raisins, brown sugar. Malty prunes flavor, lots of warming alcohol, dades, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, cognac, woody notes, vinous.
RussianDragon (468) - - MAY 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 vintage in bottle at Church Key. Thanks yourefragile! Pours a still, deep hazy opaque brown. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet chocolate, wet tobacco, dark fruits, and cognac. Flavor is world-class: cognac upfront with fig, plum, cacao, all inside an amazingly viscous mouthfeel. I was reminded of Melange 3, amazing. Alcohol is well masked.
andrewje41 (444) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at the Brouwers event. Pours dark brown with a dark fruit, boozy raisin aroma. Very bran flavor, and very smooth. No way this is 17%. Drinks easy. Great stuff. Love it.
biggsbowler (292) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - pours a dark, murky brown. very thick and syrupy. The aroma is sweet, malty, oak, and cognac. The taste is smooth, malty. Not boozy for a 17% beer. As it hits the back of my mouth, it tastes so luscious and rich. This is impressive in every way. Why can’t more breweries make barleywines like this? Thank you, Anchorage!!!
aenima (258) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Aroma of raisins, plumbs and cognac. The taste is similar. The cognac is very well integrated. A little alcohol in the finish. Just a little bit to sweet.
beersighted (104) - - JUL 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
With a sweet nose, this cognac barrel aged Barleywine is loaded with sweet toffee and rich dates. This boozy friend will treat you well all night then take you home.
Leveejr (104) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at city beer. Batch 1. Pours a dark brownish color with minimal head. Slight soy sauce on the nose with subtle caramel. Taste is big maltiness with a cherry flavor. No oxidation on taste. Phenomenal sweetness balanced with a nice boozy heat. Smooth and sticky mouthfeel. Overall excellent beer
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mattkorsgaard (18) - Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hardliver. Pours dark brown. Sweet aged fruity aroma. Sickly sweet flavor. Plums aplenty. Slighty boozy but overall hides the alcohol well. Great beer