Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2017
Hazy and veiled amber color with nice activity. Creamy beige 3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with faint legs, poor swirl construct, but strong lacing. Flavors of fish, salt, maple, toffee, dark grains, berries, plums, raisins, wood, clove, herbal spices. Thick estery fruit sweetness, slightly leathery with a tobacco feel, bitter spices and hops. Slick oily medium body with soft prickly and crispy carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, rich sweet ester fruits, burnt salty caramel, some oak, leafy peppercorn hops, ending with delicate smoked salmon. Superb intensity and highly complex. Not excessive, very well balanced. The salt fits amazingly well with the malt sugars, like salty toffee. Doesn’t feel 11% at all, easily drinkable. Highly delicious, but the smell suffers a little. Too bad the body is a little too dull, lacks roundness and smoothness. A cross between a Barleywine and Rauchbier, a really good match and the best of both worlds! Highly recommended barleywine, one of my favorite. Overall superb quality craft. dnstone (3404) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Poured a deep ruby-amber with a white head. Light sweet barley and cherry aroma. Light cherry and light smoked character, and a touch of saltiness towards the finish. Leaves you thirsty for another sip. mansquito (6425) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2017
From my brother: pours copper with a white head. Aroma is lightly smoky, caramel, loads of malt, booze, and hops. Definitely is a bit of a rauchbier, but the barley wine aspect is strong with this one. Heavy body and huge taste. Fairly bitter. Lingering and boozy aftertaste. Much. Not totally my thing... but for those who like it... ametras (1610) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
341ml bottle. Hazy copper with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are fresh wort, smoke, barley sugar and alcohol with fruity, grainy and salty notes. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. chris__hartley (445) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
It pours murky copper with amber highlights; the head is beige and mousse like. The aroma of: Sherry, toffee, peat smoke, and raisins. The taste is medium sweet that finishes mildly astringent and medium bitter; the aroma notes carry through with some charcoal and iodine. The palate is heavy bodied with basically no carbonation; the finish is long. Overall, it’s the nanny’s bitchtits!
slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2016
From Youri. Pours dark Amber with off white head. Smell is awesomely smokey with light fruit, toffee and hops. Flavor is good - smoke here as well, lightly astringent, fruity malty and bitter in the finish. A little rough around the edges, but good.
I’d give the nose an 8.5 and the flavor a 6.5 if I could. G_C_R (12) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016
A good friend described this as a rauchbier masquerading as a barleywine. I do not disagree. It is deliciously smokey, salty and complex. It made me thirstier, but also quenched my thirst at the same time. Bravo! biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 5, 2016
Draught at EtOH. Rich maltiness with a smokey edge, maple, orange marmalade, pepper, round mouthfeel, gentle warming finish. Dangerously tasty one, a very enjoyable if not outstanding barley wine. Franckg (1652) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Robe orangée foncé tirant sur le brunâtre très trouble avec un mince filet de mousse blanc crème. Arômes de sucre d’orge, malt légèrement fumé, orange, eau de mer, caramel dur. Haut taux d’alcool imperceptible. Manque d’intensité et de complexité pour un vin d’orge. En bouche, saveurs d’orange et abricot, léger citron, le tout enveloppé dans un malt caramelisé et de sucre d’orge. Léger goût fumé qui s’intègre très bien. Finale plus amère et saline, zeste d’orange. Un peu épicé par la présence d’alcool. Vin d’orge original sans être trop sucré. Bel équilibre des saveurs. guil0000 (433) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
Pours a hazy golden copper color with a medium long lasting white head. Lots of carbonation on the appearance. Strong smoky fish nose but not unpleasant. You also get some red wine, maple and some roasted malts. Oily mouthfeel, alcool well hidden but you fet a lingering alcool finish. You also get some sourness in the middle of the taste. Quite balanced actually.