jbeatty (1010) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 06/19/2013.Pours dark mahogany with light tan creamy head, dies to a pillow of foam on the surface, lacing left behind. Aroma is dark caramel toffee and red fruits with resinous pine, sugary tangerine hop character. Taste is similar, up front dark caramel melding with brown sugar, citrus and pine, moderately bitter finish not over the top. Thick body, fairly balanced for what it is, very drinkable. Nice.
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a big foamy head. Nose is tropical fruits, caramel and citrus. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is citrus peel and caramel; a perfect touch of hops. Excellent West Coast barleywine.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper brown color with a lively light tan head. Caramel, toffee, and dark fruit notes. medium mouthfeel. Slightly sweet start, caramel and toffee, malt backbone, minimal hop bitterness. Not bad.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Moderately hazed deep amber color. Three fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good for the ABV and some spotty lacing is left.
4.0 S: Holy piss is this hoppy. No way I would identify this as a Bruery beer if smelled blind. Hops are foremost floral and herbal. Some citrus and earthiness to follow. Underneath there is a solidly toasty backbone with plenty of caramel and toffee. Light dark fruitiness to round things out.
3.5 T: Interesting. Itís not bad, but it has trouble finding its place. Itís not hoppy enough to be a DIPA, but itís not malty enough to be a BW. Itís not even a hoppy barleywine or a malty DIPA. Itís somewhere between those two. Mild to moderate bitterness. Toasty malts, caramel, toffee, and maybe a touch of molasses. Dark fruits, raisins, and a touch of tobacco. Floral hops with light herbal and citrusy components. Again, itís decent, but it confuses the palate and not in a good way.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Decently creamy, a bit chewy, and smooth enough. Booze is well hidden.
3.0 D: I think I summed this up already. Good, but confused.
Serving type: bottle
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/15/13. 750 from t0rin0, I think? Hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. Rich sugar aroma, light hop, some grainy bitterness, paper, and a touch of caramel and light fruits/blondie bars. Not bad!
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Bruery, courtesy of Andrew. Pours clear tawny/brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, dates, peppery alcohol, caramel and cookie malt with earthy hops. Flavor is dark dried fruits, cookie and caramel malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to either Laura or Kevin, had at his birthday bottle share, near the end .. . pours a deep gold tan .. . sweet maple, deep mexican sugar, honey, and chewy resin .. . medium mouth .. . some wheat and booze in the finish .. . pretty fine beverage .. . . iím not a crook, iím ambitious. thereís a difference.
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at a bottleshare. Dark brown, slightly red color. Good thin khaki head. Dots of lace. Dark fruit, raisin, earthy hop in the aroma. Big body. Light, smooth carbonation. Kind of a slightly thicker creamy texture. Light bitter sweet taste. Lighter alcohol. Very nice barleywine.
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
19/I/13 -75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-62) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy red brown beer, small yellow beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, fruity hops, alcohol, sugary, honey. MF: good carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit malty, caramel, honey, some hops, bitter, red fruit jam. Aftertaste: bitter hops, some alcohol, jam, some citrus, grassy ending.
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, red wine, raisins and hops. Malty flavour, caramel and vanilla, light bitter, quite alcoholic. Light bitter, astringent finish.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of Klaas. Thank for sharing!)