nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
The aroma is strange with chemicals, smoked malt, band-aids, and basement. The appearance is nice with hazy amber color and a large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is OK. Overall this is one of the worst beers that I have had. Ungstrup (38941) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
Bottled.An unclear orange-brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of smoke, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet though with an edge of acidity and notes of smoke, malt, caramel, and oranges, leading to a bitter and burnt finish. Huge thanks to yespr for sharing. astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Soapy, off white, medium head.
Aroma: Smoke, caramel malt.
Flavor: Like a Rauchbier, almond, caramel. fruits. Bitter finish.
Personally, I feel this brew has been under-rated. I confess to having a bias towards Smoked/Rauchbiers, which are Lagers but that is what this reminds me of. Is this right for a Barley-Wine? No! But, I still like it and that is what this website is about; Personal Opinion! Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a brown with an off white head. aroma of smoke, chloroseptic(thanks lumpy for pointing that out), and plastic. flavor had some spice, alcohol, and medicine flavor. light body and high carbonation. this one isnt my cup of tea. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orangish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, burnt grass, plastic, and orange peel. Flavor of almond, smoke, medicinal, burnt, caramel malt, and honey.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
WeeHeavySD’s bottle at the Fri. 13th tasting. Heavy orange amber color. Nose kept making me think of a dentist’s office, but I cannot say why. Some citrus flavor. Latex. wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle from WeeHeavySD tasted at J&J’s Friday the 13th tasting. Thanks Jon! Very smokey aroma, almost too much. Amber color. Lasting creamy head. Bonus points being interesting. Flavor is low. If it’s from Italy, it’s probably expensive. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2009
750ml via trade with Ibrew2or3. Shaed at our J&J tasting. Weird ingredients, and a unique outcome. Poured reddish with a tan head. Nose is sweet and smokey. Taste is sweet, smoky, nutty and interesting. I would have guessed a spice/herb/veg style with the chesnuts, I can’t say I’d call this a barleywine, it was strange to say the least. ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a dark brown amber color with a small canvas head. Nose is urethane or a children’s backpack , and smoked chestnuts. Taste: smoked pork, fish, and cloriseptic spray. Medium to short mouth feel and a lingering finish. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle. Nose-raincoat, plastic, grassy. Taste-medium alcohol, medicine, Chlorospetic, clover, bitter. Eh.