beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2016 2012 version on draft at BPP. Dark amber. The good kind of age for a barleywine. Light cardboard mixing with aged toffee malt. Good for the age but probably shouldn’t be aged any further. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[3/1/15] Draught at Beveridge Place Pub in Seattle. 2011 edition. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruits, vinous oxidation note, stale hops, a bitterish note and a finish with some alcohol. Rounded mouthfeel. fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at Bottleworks, Seattle, vintage 2010, 3+ years oldSammy (12201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Mahogany color, dark, almost black, with small compact head. Nice aroma of caramel and dark malts, raisins, prunes; one can sense the long maturation too. Full bodied, with a round mouthfeel; good malt flavor, dark caramel, and moderate American hopping; sweet but with moderation; plenty of raisin and figs.
Rich Barley Wine, well matured.
On tap at Bottleworks. Rich malty beer, some odd flavours. Worth a try,drinkable. luttonm (6271) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Draft at Uber Tavern in Seattle. 2010 version. Rich red-copper, good foam and some lacing. Rich alcohol, sticky dark fruit. Raspberry, red apple. Good depth. Soft resonant hops. Nice barleywine, glad I finally got to try this.
fletchfighters (1528) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
On tap at the brewery
Dark amber color, off white head.
Nose was caramel, dark fruits, bread and some alcohol.
Taste was very bread like with dark fruits and caramel. Very smooth with just touches of alcohol. Light carbonation and touches of hops. Nice beer on tap. yespr (45443) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
From tap Brouwers. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan to off whoite head. Aroma is dark malty, roasted, caramelish and light alcohol. Sweet caramelish, mild fruity, dark caramelish and overripe fruity. Bitter, roasted malty and breadish into the finish. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
On tap at brouwers. Ruby red dark pour. Sweet fig and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and hoppy with some burnt toasted malts. Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Brouwers Hard Liver
Pours deep ruby with lots of head, good retention, and a nice lacing. Smell is dark red fruit, bit of booze, sweet, something extra I can’t quite detect. Very juicy. Taste is alcoholic raspberry. Alcohol shows up on the end, but it’s pretty smooth. Full bodied. Very good. mcberko (17825) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap for Hard Liver ’12, pours a clear dark mahogany / maroon with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, hazelnuts, caramel malts, balanced well. Flavour of a beautiful mix of dark fruits, hazelnuts, toffee, toasted nuts and some subtle liqueur. Full-bodied with a perfect amount of sweetness. Excellent.