fhoublon (92) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 750 ml achetée chez Bière, Etc. à Montréal au coût de $13.99. Embouteillée le 17 septembre 2012, dégustée le 10 novembre 2012. Bière brune foncée. Mousse beaucoup, col moyen beige-crème, persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles fines. Odeur d’alcool marquée. Forte en amorce, très sucrée, un peu amère. Alcool bien présent, ressort en amorce, peut-être même un peu trop alcoolisée. Saveur de butterscotch marquée. Très typée barleywine.
Gluepot (44) - CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found a bottle dated September 2012, which is a great date if you follow the history of this beer. Toffee, butterscotch, soft and roasted malt, some nuts and enough hops to create some counterbalance to the dark sweetness. Over the last year the brewery has introduced some confusing Belgian yeasts into this and some other of their higher octane Imperial IPAs, Barleywines, and nut brown ales. I’m not telling you what store in the Ottawa/Gatineau area I got this from. I am going back to buy out their stock!
solidfunk (3023) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of caramelized malt here. Smell is a little off-putting, though aroma is fine. Some tang, citrus and hops in aroma. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Tap at brewpub.
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by me at Alan’s house. Given to me by Chad. Thanks Chad! Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toffee, caramel malt, orange peel, butterscotch, light sherry and bready malt. Medium body. well balanced.
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Clear burnt-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is a mélange of apricot, caramel and resiny hops. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is elegant and balanced nicely by piney hops, caramel malts and an undertone of butterscotch. Finishes bittersweet with lingering roastiness. Bottle shared by the ever-generous MartinT!
nimbleprop (4205) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a clear, dark caramel amber with some thin, lacing, eggshell head. Nose is nice malty, orange, honey, cracker, some brown sugar, a little brown bread, pine, some cardboard. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, brown sugar, honey, bread crust, some orange, some lemon, some pine, a little soap. Full bodied, sticky finish, port. Needed some time in the air to open up, almost like a bottle of red wine.
mathieuc (999) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 12/09/17 and consumed today. Pours a nice liquid caramel and is topped by a fluffy white head. Not bad looking at all. Aroma is caramel glazed hops, heavily balanced toward hops. Taste is sweet but not cloying with again a strong hops presence, it may be a bit harsh even. Mouthfeel is good, with ample carbonation. Not the best barleywine to come out of Quebec but I’m still happy to have sampled it at least once.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with a resilient white head. Smell is light caramel, some fruits. Flavor is red berries, pears, cherries, caramel. Good herbal and roasted hop finish. Light to medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
andrewturba (924) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy copper/brown colour with huge initial off white head amounting to a fair ring around the glass leaving a bit of lace. Aromas of sweet malts, sweet dark dried fruits, and some grassy/earthy hops. Flavours are sweet malts, dark dried fruits, warming alcohol, and caramel.
Reimer96 (1073) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a hazy reddish copper with a frothy off white head that dissipates into a ring. Aroma of booze, sweet malts, dark dried fruits, raw sugar and some earthy hops. Taste is caramel, sweet dried fruits and slight hop bitterness and alcohol warming on the finish. Decent barley wine that is nice to drink.