Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 438   ABV: 14.6%
Twas a sunny morn in min-2012 when we first laid our eyes upon the man - nay the myth! - sweet sweet Kissmeyer. Our hearts aflutter, filled with excitement and trepidation. We embarked on the journey of a lifetime to produce this here (N.B. Find better word for "whopper) of a beer. Some people say this mighty ale is so complex that complexity is not complex enough an adjective to describe it. Those people are us. Aged in ex-shiraz and pinot barrels for a rather long time

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22385) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
20th February 2014
Fare thee well Josh tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Josh for this beer, relieved to find it is a beer and not a porno flick he picked up in Copenhagen! Very hazy brown beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Nice toffee malt with caramel and coconut. Little vanilla and biscuit and tangy fruits. Touch of cherry. Finishes light and spicy. A winner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet honey toffee fruit nose ... light fruit ... soft toffee fruit ... ligth spirit ... light cardboard ... soft blackcurrant fruit ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle shared for Josh’s farewell fiesta. Thanks to Josh himself for this one, pours hazy golden-brown with a frothy white head. Old wood on the nose, some dry toffee, aged fruits. Medium sweet flavor with rich malt character, more toffee, alcohol, honey, dates, figs. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with definite aged character, more toffee and honey, rich bread, dry wood. Lots of complexity here. Punchy and wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle at Josh’s Farewell tasting, thanks to the man of the moment - Far out ! 20/02/14. Hazed orange amber with moderate off white edgework. Nose is rich on dark fruits, dark toffee, whisp of booze, prunes, mellow pitted fruit notes, woody twang. Taste comprises coconut shavings, dark toffee, vanilla fudge, light wine BA twang, dark fruit rinds. Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close. Solid barley wine, well integrated alcohol for 14.6%, good depth of flavours, never gets to sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to J-Dogg. It pours murky deep brown with a minimal beige heard. The nose is brown bread, fruit cake, raisin, candied peel, honey, wood and brown sugar. The taste is rich, juicy, fruit cake, plummy, faint vinous, wood, grape peel, toffee, wood, plum skin and earth with a dry finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth feel. Nice depth. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, sweet toffee, fruity, vanilla, taste is similar, juicy, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dad’s for the half marathon tasting. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Malty with a bit of cocoa and caramel. Medium bodied, sweet, caramel, toffee, soft and sweet, vanilla and caramel. Long caramel with a bit of toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours murky dark amber with no real head. Aromas of toffee, vanilla, dried fruit. Taste is caramel, slightly oxidised. Boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Mild sweet malts, toffee, some fruity notes, soft floral hoppy notes, and moderate vinous sweetness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7649) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Max at the Half Marathon tasting, May 2015. Pours a deep amber orange body with soft white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of banana bread, spice, caramel malt, raisin bread and vague wine character.

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