Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark amber colour. Big sugary-fruity and slighly chewy malty aroma. The flavour is of brown sugar and light bubblegum, with indistinct fruitiness. Somewhat sticky palate. Doesn’t show much alcohol, even in the finish.
Lubiere (12543) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber ale with a thin white head. Yummy orange caramel in aroma, good hops, vinous character, and warming alcohol. In mouth, a more restrained BW with rich malt, not too sweet, nutty notes, and very sharp hops. Rather short in mouth, no alcohol notes. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.
jazz88 (2650) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ 2004 Toronado Barley Wine Festival. Dark amber color. Strong alcohol aroma. Sweet flavors and aroma but not as robust as many of the barley wines. A strong bitter hope bite at the finish.