Benzai (17005) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2015
8.4 oz can [from trade with jtclockwork, thanks]. Nice red color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweet malts, lightly a hint of sugar, alcohol. Sticky texture, medium to full body, average carbonation. Meh. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Can. I’m surprised how sharp the hops still are since I’ve had this for probably a year or so. It’s a good thing too with the heavy malt character this has. The pour is a murky brownish color with streaks of amber and a loose foam on top. The alcohol shows and pushes this on the sweet side with big caramel, brown sugar, and candied fruit flavors. Firm bitterness counters that punch some but the end result is still a sticky sipper I’m not sure I like. Maybe it’s just not a beer to age. Admittedly barleywine is not really my style anymore. pintbypint (4022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
8.4 fl oz can at RBAG 2015. Clear brown color, has a small ring of white head. Typical barleywine nose of caramel and toffee with hop hints. Taste follows with caramel, toffee and hops. Bitterness was medium, late alcohol. A pretty good barleywine, decent balance. DuffMan (10983) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Mini can shared at RBAG 2015 by Sid. Fruity caramel, lightly hoppy, finish is a bit boozy. djd07 (16576) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Can as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with no head. The aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Thin mouth, strong caramel, figs, very boozy, decent.
Chudwick (3538) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2015
petite can - nose is typical. Sip adds more bitterness than I expect from the style. No overwhelmingly sweet. that’s an equation for balance. tcon25 (1029) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Can pour at home. Didn’t know this was from 21st when I first tried it, enjoyed this one, thanks Andrew. Semisweet aroma, nice flavor. andrewje41 (4777) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Energy drink can poured. Pours a burnt orange color with little head. Gotta love a beer that can easily be passed as a normal beverage enjoyed while driving home. I’m kidding. But seriously. No, I’m kidding. Or am I? I am. What I’m trying to say is, I love the can. Original, which is great. Sweet, malty aroma. Sweet flavor overall, with some candy malt and sugary caramel. Lingering sweet flavor. Smooth considering the alcohol. Overall a good barley wine. Enjoyed this. Maxbier (1000) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2015
8.4oz energy drink size can. Stored in my cellar for a year. Opaque copper brown with creamy tan head. Aroma like a plate of sweet spiced cookies and a hint of booze. Taste is initially hop bitter (even after a year), sticky toffee, alcohol, rum soaked raisins, warming alcohol, and tropical hop finish. I like a good barleywine and this is a good barleywine. brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Can @ home. Copper pour with a small khaki head. Juicy pineapple, grapefruit, and some piney hops. A little bit of booze and some herbal notes. Peach juice, too. Pretty heavy caramel and brown sugar as well. Flavor is just super sweet and caramel heavy. Lots of toffee and pineapple juice. Kind of bitter and boozy finish.