monk191 (1458) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice barleywine, hits all the notes, but doesn’t have something special. Pours a thin cloudy amber with very little head. Smells of bourbon, berries, cherries, vanilla and caramel. Taste has lots of bourbon and wine notes, kind of overwhelms everything else. Had on tap at the Brewery for SF Beer Week.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Triple Rock. Clear copper pour with no real head to speak of. Fruity hop aromas. Lots of citrus and melon. Grape juice, caramel, toast, and brown sugar malt notes. Flavor is quite sweet. Big time grape juice, caramel, and sugar. Some toasted bread, light pine bitterness, orange, grapefruit, and melon. Not bad, just too sweet.