mcberko (7233) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a fairly clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma of medium dark fruits, citrus hops, and some perfume. Flavour is dry and fruity, with some citrus fruits, a metallic tinge, and a very dry hoppiness. Dry mouthfeel with not really any barley wine qualities given that this is billed as a mini barley wine. Decent stuff.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Light malt and light caramel aroma. Citrus and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Citrus and light malt linger with light caramel.
marcus (6780) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with a foamy off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a dry finish. It’s pretty flavorful since it is a second running of a good barleywine.
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at special brews. Pours a murky dark amber with a loose tan head. Beautiful malty caramel nose. Creamy medium body with light carb. Lots of malty residual caramel on the mid palate with a sweet malty finish. Quite dimensional and forward for a second runnings beer.
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with tan head. Spicy caramel, floral, pit fruit aromas. medium body. Same spicy caramel, pit fruit sweet flavors with some floral hoppage--almost good
maxwelldeux (3805) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours a hazy liht brown color with a small white head on it. Nose is bready with just a little bit of caramel in there. Taste is actually a bit earthy, to the point that it almost feels dirty. Doesn’t sit well on the palate. Meh.
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber,small beige head. Lightly sweet nose.Palate of malt & brown sugar with a medium hop finish
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fake pint on tap at Beer Revolution. Listed as Ninkasi Small Beer at 5.3%. Not sure how you get a small beer to get to be 5.3%, but whatever. Fairly faint aroma with a light, grassy, spicy hop nose. Light caramel malt sweetness present. Transparent orange-amber body with a small, off-yellow head. Starts a bit sweet and somewhat malty with caramel flavors. Becomes a little metallic, spicy, and grassy. Mild hop bitterness. Very drinkable.
Gerbeer (2002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Pours a red/ amber with light head. Aromas of toasted malts and maybe a hint of brown sugar. Flavours of malts and bitter resin. The dregs of a barley wine.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at jones radiator
This beer is amber with excellent clarity and when I smell it, I smell esters. There are sweet malt notes and banana hits interwoven with a sweet alcohol base. It tastes sweet and soapy. There’s minimal bitterness and I wouldn’t call this an ESB. It is a second rubbings beer and doesn’t classify well IMO. As mentioned, the malts seem to have undergone too much sparring and over extraction attempts ended in a dry and disappointing profile. Glad this is a one time.
Serving type: on-tap