omhper (24973) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2017
Bottled at Ottawa gathering. Hazy mahogany colour, no head. Maple syrup and caramel up front. Sweet with full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Treacle, mild smoke, honey. Peppery warming finish with some bitterness. madmitch76 (24388) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
27th March 2015Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Swan Song at Bruce’s. Thanks to Paul. Hazy deep amber beer, good pale tan head. Sweet malts and toffee on the nose. Dry palate, good fine carbonation. Bitterish caramel malts. Touch of wood. Spicy warming bourbon dominates. Dry finish. Bitter spicy bourbon linger. The basis of a good beer but it is a bit fierce and still needs more time.
Bottle courtesy of T0rin0 to GT2 and biggirlpanties,graciously shared at their wedding - thank you all! Rich, velvety, complex barleywine with notes of vanilla, brandy, prunes, maple, toast. Delicious. Leighton (21087) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours lightly hazy amber with a foamy tan head. The nose has some butterscotch, toasty bread, grains, brown sugar. Big sweet flavor with tasty ripe fruits, toffee, slight earthy bitterness, caramel, vanilla. Full bodied, lightly chewy with fine carbonation. Warming finish with gooey ripe fruits, more caramel, bread, fruitcake. Excellent. Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, big thanks to Scopester, 27/03/15.
Hazed chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is toffee fudge, spice, wooded notes, rich caramel, subtle BA booze notes.
Taste comprises bourbon licks, toffee fudge, light chocolate, spice, caramel, wooded notes, dark fruit rinds.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Solid BA barley wine, bitterness tempers the sweet levels well.
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Clear deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, raisins, figs, banana notes, prunes, wheat notes, raisins, some toffee. Caramel flavor, raisins, banana, figs, prunes, vanilla, some toffee. Sweet and delicious. mcberko (17205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out light smoke, bourbon barrels, and a touch of maple. Flavour brings out nice smoky notes, with medium bourbon notes, and some alcohol heat, though I bet it’s mellowed out since bottling. Very well-designed - the barrel aging makes this even more complex. Excellent slow sipper. brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Opaque mahogany pour with a miniscule white head. Huge bourbon and booze aromas. Nice vanilla, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Some chocolate oxidation notes, oak, caramel, and smoke. The flavor is very sweet and very barrel forward. Tons of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Maple syrup, brown sugar, and caramel sweetness. Some chocolate, alcohol, and a smoke flavor that becomes more prevalent as the beer warms up. Dedollewaitor (16056) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Thanks to Sean 9689. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy head. Sweet malty nose. A bit of dark dried fruit, massive caramel and a bit of wood. Very vague wood, smoke, mild alcohol and some liquorice. Refined and balanced. Smooth and slick. Great stuff. Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle - sweet caramel and wood. Clear copper with. Small white head. Caramel, light barrel and bourbon notes and Woody finish. Nice and balanced, well done.