Pinball (12396) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2017
75cl bottle. Inhopwetrust (47) - Venezia, ITALY - NOV 27, 2017
clear brown, small offwhite head.
mild subdued well blended aroma of malts, toasted bread, booze, dark bitter caramel.
flavor is malts, fainter toasted bread, fainter dark bitter caramel, also faint dried fruits. The bnalance between flavors is really well done.
while the flavor appears rather simple, it is in fact on further inspection very layered and well composed, most things balance out and do not overcome the overall flavor. this is soft.. well composed, gourmet food, i mean gourmet beer. A great sipper, a great barley wine.
Manca un po' di corpo, ma è decisamente un gran barleywine con una bella dose di luppolo! kustie (1328) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2017
[email protected]Sarpa (1655) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Brown color with off-white head. Aroma has caramel, malt, pineapple. Taste is malty sweet with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of malt, dark fruits, bitter elements, needles. Smooth mouthfeeling.
ZacM612 (813) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle 75 [email protected]
Birger. Pours slightly hazy amber, white head. Pineapple, caramel, malts, sweet aroma. Bitter, malty, caramel, alcohol, smooth flavor.
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2017 Draft at Alesmith. Hazy copper color. Sweet aroma and taste of caramel and toffee. Bold and hoppy. nice one.
Bill Becker (1905) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 6, 2017
From Mar 2008 Voodoo (703) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2017
This one pours from 750ml foil wrapped bottle a deep copper with a 2 finger head of foam that shrinks to about a 1/2" solid layer and there's some decent lacing.
The smell at first is all hops...both citrus and pine. A few more whiffs reveal some caramel malt in the background.
The taste is strongly flavoured both with the hops and the malt. Caramel malt is nice and sweet and the hops impart some citrus and some pine that cuts into the sweetness but I think the malt is ruling it here. I'm also getting some notes of some dark fruit and a bit of molasses..pretty darned nice and the alcohol is hidden pretty well too. Just some warming after the swallow.
The mouthfeel is medium full to full, the carbonation is medium-light, and it finishes on the bitter side with a fairly long aftertaste.
I like this BWSA and I can see why it's listed as an English style because of how the malt character plays center stage. I'd drink it again, no problem.
Two year old bottle, pours a fabulous clear copper with a healthy off white head which lingers......aroma of raisins, figs, booze, malt sweetness....taste is smooth with a melding of flavors, date, fig, raisin, very slight bitterness, booze is well hidden. Well done. SG111 (2054) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Bottled. Pours copper Burgundy, off white head. Aroma is toffee, fig, plum, vanilla, dark fruit, spot of citrus. Flavor follows. Has a really nice west coast hop bite. Enjoyable. PapaDunk (11) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Pite w Multi-Qlti Tap Bar. Przejrzyste, bursztynowo-złote w wyglądzie. Piana obfita, dość szybko opadająca, biała. Bardzo słodowy, słodki aromat z wyczuwalnym karmelem i majaczącymi z tyłu chmielami. W smaku ewidentnie słodkie, goryczka przez to jest prawie niewyczuwalna mimo 96 IBU, wypełniające, wyczułem również lekki smak suszonej śliwki. Bardzo smaczny barley wine. Brewhemia (321) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Yummie barley wine just like I love them. Lots of caramel aroma as well as bread and even some nuttiness but balanced by a destinct grassy and citrussy hop aroma. The taste is high on sweetness and medium bitter with a quite bitter finish. Lots of flavor notes of dried fruits and grassy and tangerine hop flavor notes. Very nice deep amber color. A good example of why I love well brewn deep and complex strong ales.