Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Medium amber, slight head, little bit of haze. Doughy aroma with a touch of raisin. Full body, caramel, deep fruit, raisin, apricot. Complex and really quite awesome. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009
bottle from Plumpjack BOTM club.... poured into a Delirium Noel snifter. Beautiful pour - deep caramel / reddish brown color with a thick 2 finger off white head which finally collapes to a small lacing. It really doesn’t get much better than that. Nice Simcoe hop presence on the nose, but falls a bit short of the expected. This beer is an absolute wonder over the palate... nice huge body with caramel malts, spicy citrus hops dominating the front and back, some lighter fruits lingering and an overall abundance of good old American hops. I was instantly impressed by Batch One and thank Plumpjack for including this beer in their Beer of the Month Club. Unfortunately I cannot purchase this beer in GA, so it looks like I’ll be adding this one to my want list to savor again. Defreni (3325) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
Flaske. En lækker duft af blomster breder sig i stuen efter øllen bliver åbnet. En udemærket uklar farve og et pænt skum, men det er foreløbig duften der stjæler billedet. Lige indtil den første mundfuld. Lækker karamel med honning og en blid overtone af blomster rammer min mund. Herefter er der en smule bitterhed, men øllen har helt klart haft rigtig godt af at ligge et halvt års tid. Super afbalanceret og ganske fortrinlig. Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2009
Looks fantastic. Big puffy tan head, doesn’t want to disperse. Very deep copper/amber colour. Slightly hazy when held up to the light. Aroma is simply fantastic. Very floral, some sweetness, then pepper, reminiscent of celery. Don’t call me crazy, but from a distance the aroma is ripe almost like ripening strawberries. Wow! The flavour is very complex, VERY complex. This a serious hop attack! Gorgeous. There’s some ginger, I’m sure there’s almost nuances of peat flowing through it, roasted malts, peat smoke almost. Some caramel. Treacle. This beer could certainly be aged if so desired, but I’m afraid life is a bit too short on this occasion. I’m sure there’s sweet malt in there, I just can’t get past the hops. Palate is great, soft, lush and creamy. Wonderful beer. I’m seriously digging these guys. They are kings of beer. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Brown and thick with a creamy ecru head. Kinda chunky at the bottom. Wonderfully full aroma of sweet toffee, sherry, and raisons. Those notes follow onto the palate, quickly overtaken by a firm, pleasant bitterness. Big mouthfilling barley wine flavor coupled with enough hops to really shine without overpowering. I’m not getting a lot of the hop aroma that they’re talking about, which is good because Simcoe is always way too oniony for me. I love a tasty barley wine, this one adds a little nuance and doesn’t disappoint.
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pours cloudy orange with a creamy cream peach colored head. Smells malted with some floral notes and sour cherry tobacco. Tastes very bitter with some cherry flavor. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Amager Batch One finishes with some solid bitterness. whiskeyrocks (92) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Not a barley wine ale drinker, but this was amazing. Slightly hoppy and barely sweet.