orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room. This is the 2010 version aged in the keg for 9 months now.
A - Pours deep murky brown with a strong khaki tan head, dissipating down to a light tan film, leaving sticky lacing down the glass.
S - Less hops than fresh, that is for sure. Plenty of sweet caramel malt blends well with aroma’s of toffee, brown sugar, and some breadiness. Quite nice.
T - Plenty of sweet toasty malt up front giving way quickly to a mix of caramel and toffee sweetness. The usually bright hops have all but vanished at this point. Finish is a bit sweet at first with a bit of lingering dark roasted malt. I love aged mouflan and this one was well on its way to being great, a bit too early to pull this keg in my book but still awesome none the less.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet malty feel with plenty of lingering malt. Good balance of all flavors.
D - Pretty high all things considered. I love aged mouflan and this one really hit the spot. The higher ABV knocks this one down a few notches but it is still one of the best hoppy barleywines on the market today.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aromas of hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a citrus taste.
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the 3rd Annual Barleywine Tasting at Travis’s house on February 20. 500 mL bottle. The pour is a nicely bright medium brown with a small khaki head that fades down rather quickly. The aroma is interesting. There is a decent amount of dark fruits and a lingering caramel sweetness. I’m also getting a little oxidation with this one. There is a little sweet malt that picks up and keeps a little bit of a metallic bit to them. The flavors are very similar. It’s got a little oxidized thing going on in front of the malt and the light presence of dark fruit. There is a little bit more metallic tendency here in this one, which isn’t awful, but it’s certainly not good. The mouth feel is decently thick, with a sharper carbonation and a strange lingeringly hoppy aftertaste. There is a little sweet malt there, but it’s very interesting. Not in a great way. The one thing I’m not so crazy about this on is the definite lack of complexity.
TheJester (2532) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle. Very malty, but the hops may have faded with age. Still some booze there, though. Not very complex, but it does the trick.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Thanks, Matt. Rich caramel colored body, semi-clear with a quickly fading khaki head. Aroma of toasted toffee coated prunes, caramel, & some mild papery oxidation. Flavor has the same unfortunate oxidation, a little cardboard here & there, but it actually subsides a bit with some time/warmth. Slightly metallic & sweet caramel notes, toffee, toast, with more earthy & ashy hops towards the finish, along with ripe prunes & dates.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark caramel with a decent cream colored head. Lots of dried fruit and caramel / toffee in the nose and flavor.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with my wife and phantomhennes. Lovely red-orange amber, creamy light gold head. Deep toffee malts, a touch toasty, and ripe tropical fruit character. Finish is bitter, with some green leafy hop character. Full bodied, malty and delicious.
bytemesis (6722) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottle - thanks Sean! Pours clear deep ruby chestnut, medium creamy tan head that lasts a long time and laces well. Aroma is very malty, rich toffee, molasses, some dark bread, a bit earthiness. Flavor is medium sweet and light plus bitter, very malty, toffee and toasted caramel, pumpernickle, some pine from the bittering hops. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, some lingering bitterness. A bit hot. This bad boy has held up pretty well!
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Dark red/brown pour with a light khaki head. Aromas of sweet malts with notes of hops although the hops have faded this one seems to have been aged well. Flavor is sweet malts upfront with notes of fig and dates. Nice caramel notes in the finish. Pretty tasty brew. Bottle from chuckaduck, thanks again man!
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a dark reddish brown body with a thick two finger light tan head on top. Head retention is very good and it makes thick lace rings on the glass as I take each sip. The aroma has a full character with strong base maltiness with candy sweet notes, brown sugar and caramel notes. Hops are a little more laid back and offer a light balance of leafy/floral and lighter citrus/pine. Malt sweetness comes through overall in a big full body with a decent hop punch backing it all up. I get notes of roasted grain, candy, sugar and white bread crust mixed with mild spice like pine and deep earthy/leafy hop bitterness. A smooth texture with mellow carbonation rounds out the feel.
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bomber - dark pour with off white head. Sudsy residual. Nose is malty with some hops still peeking through. Taste is sweet malt with some residual bittering hops. Figs, dates and caramel as well. Pretty good.
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