fiulijn (15410) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Draught House, Austin
Hazy dark brown color with red hue, poor head. Aroma of caramel. Thick mouthfeel, oily, with malt, a lot of caramel, a lot of sugars, enough bitterness, sweet nuts, and a prickling alcohol warmth on the tongue. The final, with a lot of caramel, warming, is long. It’s not special, but I like powerful beers.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear deep amber body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, apple, brown sugar, light brandy, and some chocolate. Flavor of caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, grass, light cherry, mandarin orange, and dark bitter chocolate with a dry finish. Would enjoy trying this at about 3yrs ago.
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colored pour with an off-white head. Hop forward nose with grapefruit, orange, and pine. Nice fruitiness of dates and golden raisins. Caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Light booze on the palate. Golden raisin tartness, dates, grapefruit, and orange zest. Pine bitterness, sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Free Tail–on tap-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is lpine, medium malt-caramel, raisin. Taste is pine/raisin, sweet medium malt-caramel/toffee, raisin/plum. Good effervescence.
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Strangeways. Pours with a hazed deep bronze body with a massive tan head that leaves great lace. Aromas are of burnt caramel, canned pineapple, creme brulee, caramel, flan, medium esters, lots of booze. Some fusel alcohols. Flavors are quite bitter, some faded hop character, burn caramel, alcohol, toffee, flan, raisins. Really deep caramel and caramelization notes. BIG. Deeply warming, medium to creamy carbonation....REALLY BIG.
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Anvil. Pours a clear amber with a brown hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has lots of sweet grains and maple with a hint of hops. Flavor starts with sweet grains and light hops with a backing maple note.
drowland (6488) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/24/12. On tap during RBWG. Nice deep ruby pour with basically no head. Nice aroma with dark, caramelized sugars, dark fruits, and a touch of roast. Sweet, sugary flavor with touches of molasses, oxidation, brown sugar, dark fruits, etc. Not too bad!
SudsMcDuff (6208) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had on tap at Freetail and the Houston Flying Saucer! .. . pours a dark brown, low low foam .. . deep stuff! .. a clone of thomas hardy but just a touch sweeter and more molasses.. . amazing stuff that i wish i had bottles of! .. . Bamboo is my business
AmEricanbrew (6169) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear caramel color with no head. Big pit fruit, toffee, boozy aromas. Heavy syrupy mouthfeel. Sharp pit fruit, caramel sweet flavors, big boozy hoppy bitter finish--not bad
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 On tap at the Whip In in Austin. Not sure of the vintage, but I think it is at least a couple of years old.
The beer pours a dark brownish-red color with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of dark fruit and caramel malt - exactly what you would expect from a barleywine.
The flavor is chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and some alcohol. The beer is slightly boozy and is very sweet. I also get the slightest bit of tobacco in the beer.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Glad I got to try this one.