uhre (384) - - JAN 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with small head. The aroma is full of oak with a tint of vanilla. There is not as much fruit as in the normal fred, I guess it’s because the oak is so dominating.
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At my place with J dog and wifey. Dat pour look like spooky brown water. Dis aroma b like a a brown box and Afro pick, with some Carmel lolli pop. Taste is caramel, cardboard, interesting dark wood notes. Meh.
tgncc (2668) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Via trade with SetauketBrewer. Gorgeous aroma of fruit, sherry, vanilla, oak. The appearance is deep brown rec, murky, off white head. The flavor is boozy, fruity, sherry, oak. The finish is boozy, oak, pine. Medium to medium/thick in body, lots of carbonation. Very nice.
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle shared thanks to Spdyfire83. Pours cloudy golden amber with a tan head. Aroma is a little bretty (infection?), wood, caramel, light fruits, grapes. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks.
Some funk in the aroma? Thin white head. Cloudy golden/amber pour. Still sweet. Some woody notes. very nice.
Tonkun (610) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Dark brown pour with good head. Oak, caramel, sherry, sugar, raisin. Very good
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a foamy white head. Aroma of wood, caramel, vanilla, and nuts. Taste is big brown sugar, booze, caramel, and wood. Tasty
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pour is murky, orange brown with a big fluffy cream-colored head and great lacing. Big caramel, raisins, toffee, plums, figgy, woody, sherry, bourbon, grapey, and earthy aroma. Taste is brown sugar, caramel, burnt raisins, bready, light cocoa, toffee, candied oranges, grass, and marshmallows. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Another beautifully crafted, easy-drinking barley wine from Hair of the Dog. Delicious!
berntholer (673) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ivorywhite head, disappears quickly without lacing. amber clear colour. aroma of cherry, porto, sweet, candysugar. taste like aroma with sweet finish. medium body and carbonation.
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reddish brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of wood, red fruits, vanilla, bourbon, malts, dried fruits and alcohol. Malty flavour, wood, vanilla, liquorice, dried fruits, quite sweet. Full body. Finish vanilla, wood, malts, caramel and red fruits. Nice!!!
(From 33cL bottle shared @ the pre-RBBWG get-together at Tim’s place. Vintage 2013. Gift by Vincent, thanks!! It has been thoroughly enjoyed!)
Ataraxia (305) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semi-transparent deep, deep ruby mahogany color with a moderate off-white head. Complex aroma of caramel, figs, dates, stone fruits, wood, and a little leather. Subtle sweetness, some tannin character, not quite full-bodied. Average carbonation and a residual bitter finish. Mild to moderate booziness.