Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Murky red amber with a little head. SPicy and bitter sweet. Hop profile ranges from hints of soap to tons of bitter citrus and pine. Thick but not cloying. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2006
2005 vintage at the HardLiver BW fest. A decent sized tan head sits atop of this medium amber colored Barlewine. Fairly clear, medium bodied. Alcohol is restrained and malt seems to dominate the flavor/aroma. Some bits of floral hop in the nose. Fairly tasty. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 On tap at Hard Liver 2010. Dark ruby pour with a tiny ring of bubbles. Now *theres* the balance Ive been looking for all day! Fruit and caramel malts are well balanced in the aroma against the alcohol and hop content. Finally, a barleywine that covers its alcohol despite being fresh. Still has a bitter aftertaste, and remains pretty clean, but theres a robustness here that counters the ABV really well. Tasty! Re-rate: A year later, this has mellowed beautifully, is absolutely delicious, and deserving of a few more points. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2008
snifter @ beverage place barleywine bacchanal - 06 vintage and 07 vintage side by side; very different in appearance with the 06 much lighter than the 07; 06 was more clear with slight white head with the 07 more hazing and long lasting head; aromas on both were similar with fruits, alcohol and some musky-ness to them; the 07 was much more a delight to drink but kind of curious how the two could be so different fletchfighters (1519) - 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.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
on tap at brouwer’s for hard liver 2010. smooth with dark sugar tastes and a vanilla undertone 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. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2007
On tap at BBP. Dark amber small head. Very sweet malty beer with moderate citrus hops. Alcohol isn’t hidden at all in this one...really enjoyed this. 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. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2008
GABBF ’08 - This barleywine was crazy, nice complexity, rich dark fruits, dates and raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon. The only thing that kind of irritated me was the hop profile was a little weak and somewhat soapish, but the maltiness is delicious.